B.o.B: Also Known As

Usually it’s after a hip-hop artist lands their first few big singles, they start changing their name. B.o.B breaks the mold by flip-flopping with the moniker “Bobby Ray” before his first album even dropped. Speaking of, The Adventures Of Bobby Ray’s release date has become something of a moveable feast, though currently it’s due out early next year on T.I.’s Grand Hustle Records. That hasn’t prevented the single “I’ll Be In The Sky” from becoming a hip-hop favorite for 2009. He plays School Of Rock on Oct. 2 ($15, $18 day of) and Highline Ballroom on Oct. 4 ($16, $18 day of) with would-be-reality show stars Shwayze. myspace.com/bobatl.