Not even Christmas can slow down B.o.B. Bobby Ray’s adventures continued over the holidays with “Play the Guitar,” an ax-packed jam you may have missed during that epic post-presents nap. (MISS U.) But don’t sleep on it now! The track finds the MC rapping over a chunky “American Woman”-style guitar riff, educating the haters: “My flow is the stupidest/Dumb/Probably have to after school tutor it.”
As MTV News notes, Drake stans will remember the “Play The Guitar” title hook from T.I.’s verse on “Fancy,” but the ATL party doesn’t stop there: Andre 3000 rolls in for some crucial, possibly dinner-inspired bars. “I keep having this reoccurring image where I’m standing on top of Church’s Chicken playing guitar/Look over and I see B.o.B. with this strange cigar/He standing on top of Dunkin Donuts, it’s like he own it.” Pretty sure we had the same dream the last time we ate a bear claw and listened to “Nothin’ On You” before bed. (Late-night donuts: great idea or greatest idea?)
It’s always a treat to get some new rhymes from Three Stacks, who also dropped a verse on Ke$ha’s “Sleazy 2.0” remix last month — it actually got sleazier! He’ll have some competition in the rapping department on B.o.B.’s Strange Clouds, which is set to feature Lil Wayne, T.I. and Big K.R.I.T. in addition to Bobby Ray himself. The album drops March 13.
+ Listen to B.o.B.’s “Play The Guitar.”