Ahlan! managed to speak to rapper B.o.B, moments before his first stage performance at Cavalli Club, Dubai. We found out what he liked most about the city, what inspires him and what he's currently working on (you'll want to know, trust us!).
Just chilling out in club Cavalli, looking at the fine furnishings in this fine establishment.
What do you like most about Dubai?
I like the culture. I think the culture here is awesome. People appreciate their surroundings. There’s just a strong sense of culture in the food, clothing and fashion. Women here are beautiful and it’s amazing. This is my first time officially here.
If you had to describe yourself in one word, what would it be?
Transcendental. I feel like I transcend modern philosophy.
What inspires you when it comes to song writing?
The need to express myself outwardly. In order to change your environment, you must go within for higher understanding and that’s what pulls me in to music because music is so powerful. Also for some reason, if you want to say something its okay to say it in a song but not necessarily in person.
Do you have any advice for aspiring musicians or rappers?
If you want to stand out, stop doing what everyone else is doing.
Who is your musical role model?
I don’t have a role model right now but when I was growing up, I was listening to Eminem a lot.
If you could listen to one song for the rest of your life, what would it be?
It would be Midnight by Coldplay.
How is your rock album coming along and do you know when you’re going to release it?
I don’t know when I’m going to release it but I am working on it. Everyone is excited about it so I must put the required time in.
Which artist would you love to work with?
I don’t know, I like working with myself.