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An adventurous night with B.o.B.

  • Aliendheasja Fawilia

    Contributor

Jakarta   /   Sun, July 31 2011   /  07:00 am

It was an honor for Jakarta to open the Asian tour of American rapper Bobby Ray Simmons, Jr., better known as B.o.B.

Unfortunately, promotion was rather shoddy for a big event at the Istora Senayan. Aside from B.o.B.’s die-hard fans, not very many people knew that the promising young rapper was coming to Indonesia.

The opening act, Bondan Prakoso & Fade2Black, joked on stage, saying their name was not on any flyers. They did, however, have a great time playing, since most of the crowd knew their songs by heart and excitedly sang along.

Despite the sparse audience, the night of July 27 was far from dull as B.o.B. and his band started to heat things up with a song titled “I See Ya”.

Without any chitchat, B.o.B. continued with a rendition of “On Top of The World”. This song was originally sung by B.o.B. along with fellow rappers T.I. and Ludacris. ...