"Getting to this point and finally getting an album out — I know I speak on behalf of all my fans — it's been a very long wait and I feel like everybody's finally ready for it," he explained. "Even though I've had a lot of music in the past, I feel like now it's timing, because timing plays a huge role in the success of things — especially me, and getting here really took a lot of online presence, a lot of performing. It took a lot of shows.
"It took a lot of building relationships," he continued. "Even with the fans, you have to build the relationship with the fans. Someone may just like one song, but that's just one song. You really have got to build and grow. My music has a wide variety to it, so you can't just understand me with one song."
B.o.B joked that it would probably take the average listener 10 songs to get to know him — his album is eclectic and not short on guest appearances, featuring T.I., Lupe Fiasco, Rivers Cuomo of Weezer and Eminem.
"I think now people know what they should expect, and even still, playing the album for people they're still like, 'Wow, I didn't know it was going to be that,' " he said of fans' reactions. "I think the fans know to expect decent music. I don't think anybody's expectations will be low for it, but I feel like it will definitely have some surprising factors to it."
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