B.o.B. follows the likes of 2 Chainz, Chris Brown and Meek Mill with an appearance on MTV’s This Is How I Made It documentary series and speaks on his upbringing, his introduction to music and his rise in the rap game.
Bobby Ray’s story of his early years as a singer and a rapper is particularly interesting, as the ATLien faced opposition from within his own family. He explains how his father, a preacher man, never wanted him to rap in the first place, stopping him once in the hallway to ask, “Why are you trying to be something that you’re not?’”
Skipping forward to his U.S. No.1. The Adventures of Bobby Ray, the rapper talks about breaking out of boxes with his Hayley Williams collaboration “Airplanes” and performing the track with the Paramore singer at the VMAs.
Watch the eight-minute clip below.