B.o.B has had a breakout year with his chart-topping debut, B.o.B Presents: The Adventures of Bobby Ray, which has yielded the hits “Nothin’ On You” and the Hayley Williams-assisted “Airplanes” .
The ATL star already has a couple of scorchers under his belt, but he’s still deciding between two other cuts from Bobby Ray for his next single. The MC said it’s a tossup between “Magic” and “Don’t Let Me Fall.”
“I think ‘Magic’ is one where, in terms of the pop crowd, it’ll really be the hit, the record of choice,” B.o.B told MTV News Sunday on the 2010 BET Awards’ red carpet, flanked by fellow Grand Hustle artist Ricco Barrino.
“Magic” may have pop appeal and a feature from Weezer’s Rivers Cuomo, but the MC said that fans have already connected with “Don’t Let Me Fall.”
“I think ‘Don’t Let Me Fall’ is the song that people just kinda embrace naturally. It doesn’t even have to be pushed or on the radio,” B.o.B said, adding that the crowd response for “Don’t Let Me Fall” parallels his earlier hits. “When I perform and do shows, people sing ‘Don’t Let Me Fall’ just as much as ‘Nothin’ On You’ and ‘Airplanes.’ ”
The Atlanta MC didn’t have much time to think it over, since he then went on to wow the audience with his performance at the 2010 BET Awards . The rookie rapper teamed up with venerable hip-hop superstar Eminem — who also makes an appearance on Bobby Ray — and recruited R&B songstress Keyshia Cole to step in for Hayley Williams for a performance of “Airplanes, Part II.”
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