Atlanta rap wunderkind B.o.B. will return next spring with his sophomore LP, Strange Clouds. We’ve already heard the Lil Wayne-aided title track, and now comes the single “Play the Guitar”, featuring masterclass rapper André 3000. The track packs a mutated guitar beat, part strum and part gentle chug, with added bits and pieces of turntable scratching and random sirens to make this a true hybrid. On the mic, Bobby Ray keeps his flow very simple, focusing more on one-liners and getting to the chorus, while Mr. 3000 does his best to deliver lines with the greatest of speed. Take a listen to the track below. The single is also available through digital retailers.
B.o.B. feat. Andre 3000 – “Play The Guitar”:
Strange Clouds is currently scheduled for a March 2012 release via Grand Hustle/Atlantic Records.