I was a huge Bobby Ray fan back before he got a major label deal, and I loved his first major album. But his second…Not so much. Maybe it’s just that he’s shown us what he can do, and he blew his best bars on his come-up tapes. I dunno.
No Genre 2 is the sequel to his famous No Genre mixtape. If you liked that one, you’ll like this one–you just won’t find as surprising. It’s very good–better than most of what I get sent to me every day. But there’s a fire missing. There’s nothing new here. Some rappers amaze us early but never top that first album (DMX, Nelly), others can sustain album after album (Eminem, Jay-Z). I’m not sure which one B.O.B. is yet, but I’m willing to keep rooting for him.
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