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When I first heard “Generation Lost” off of his “Who the Fuck is B.o.B.” mixtape, I was convinced that it was the best song of 2008, and we’re still talking mixtape quality here.  His debut album The Great Adventures of B.o.B. is set to drop some time in the next couple of months, and I’m telling you, it’s gonna be huge. But, until then, sit back, ignore the video (or  download the song) and I guarantee that after one listen you’ll be hooked.  If not, then go f’ yourself.  But, afterwards, make sure to come back to my blog.

And, well, as far as B.o.B. goes, I feel like I’ve been pushing him pretty hard for a while now (i’ve linked to “I’ll be in the Sky”, showed him on the cover of XXL and posted about how I’m attached to B.o.B.’s nuts).  So, hit up his MySpace Page, peep his blog and then thank Blogbdon because if you don’t know, now you know…

[via 2dopeboyz]

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Atlanta’s fabled Fox Theatre was home to the opening of “big” last evening, a collaboration between Big Boi and the Atlanta Ballet described as a fusion between hip-hop and ballet. It seems as though Daddy Fat Sacks isn’t the only hip-hop personality to have jumped on the proverbial ballet bandwagon; several prominent vocalists have joined the production as well, most notably Sleepy Brown, the voice alongside Big Boi’s in Outkast’s hit single
The Way You Move.

I don’t know what’s weirder: that Big Boi, not Andre 3000, is the Outkast participant in this project or that (presumably) normal people, such as Lauri Stallings, head choreographer of the Atlanta ballet, see hip-hop and ballet as perfect complements to each other:

Big Boi’s contemporary style may seem inherently different from the traditional and classical sounds that normally echo through an Atlanta Ballet performance. But, Stallings said, as a choreographer it’s not a stretch to equate one of hip-hop’s biggest names with some of the most venerated composers who are usually the backdrop for traditional ballets.

“For me [Big Boi's music] sounds like Shostakovich, Stravinsky a little … just today’s Stravinsky,” Stallings said.

Since you probably won’t be able to make it down to the ATL on such short notice for the six-day run, allow CNN to provide you with a sneek peek of the show.

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