B.o.B, ‘Play the Guitar’ Feat. Andre 3000 – Song Review
Everyone get your air guitars ready and check out B.o.B's bumping new track 'Play the Guitar,' which features a rare appearance from OutKast member Andre 3000. This fantastic single will appear on the Atlanta rapper's second LP 'Strange Clouds,' which is scheduled to hit stores in March.
Produced by Salaam Remi, the song samples Bo Diddley's eponymous 1955 tune and boasts a vocal lift from T.I.'s line on Drake's hit single, 'Fancy.' The track is more radio-friendly than B.o.B's previous hard-edge songs like 'Strange Clouds' and 'Epic.'
On 'Play the Guitar,' Bobby Ray mostly brags about being at the top of the rap game. "'Cause I’m a star / So when I hit the bar, it’s like Cheers / Everybody knows who you are / Who would’ve thought I would’ve took it this far?" he raps.
Meanwhile, Three Stacks sounds like a PSA ad with his inspiring lyrics for the young'uns growing up in the 'hood. "I encourage any child to pick up some instrument / 'Cause if you’re mad at your dad or mum, you can grab it and strum / Eat your cabbage and corn, by the time you’re done / You will finally realize that they meant you no harm / They was trying to save your crazy a--- from what’s to come," he spits.
Overall, 'Play the Guitar' is a head-nodding, guitar-plucking jam that should put B.o.B back on the pop charts once again. We can see everyone strumming their air guitars to this joint. Bravo!
Listen to B.o.B, 'Play the Guitar' Feat. Andre 3000