SOURCE: Atlantic Records

July 14, 2008 14:48 ET

B.o.B Creates a Monster Hit With New EP; ATL Rapper's "12TH DIMENSION" Available Now; "Mellow Fellow" to Be MySpace Single of the Week, as "Haterz Everywhere" Blows Up Across MTV; MC to Light It Up on Annual "Rock The Bells" Tour

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - July 14, 2008) - Rebel Rock Entertainment/Atlantic recording artist B.o.B looks set to be among the summer's breakout new artists with the recent release of his "12TH DIMENSION" EP. The four-track set is on sale now via all digital retail outlets. "12TH DIMENSION" precedes B.o.B's hugely anticipated debut album, "THE ADVENTURES OF B.o.B," which is slated for release in 2009.

The ATL-based rapper will celebrate the EP's release by spending his summer lighting it up on the annual Rock The Bells tour. The 10-city traveling festival extravaganza -- headlined by such hip-hop superstars as A Tribe Called Quest, Nas, and Mos Def -- will kick off on Saturday, July 19th at Chicago's First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre, with dates continuing through early September (see itinerary below).

"Mellow Fellow" will be MySpace's "Single of the Week," beginning on July 18th. B.o.B already has a major presence online, having logged close to 5 million total plays at his official MySpace page, www.myspace.com/bobatl. In addition, his recently launched YouTube channel -- located at www.youtube.com/bobatl -- is offering fans exclusive webisodes, music videos and in-studio performances.

B.o.B is currently blowing up on MTV with his recent single/video, "Haterz Everywhere." The clip has just made a top 10 debut on the network's "Sucker Free Countdown," and was recently named MTV's "Jam of the Week." Furthermore, the video has scored major play on MTV2 and mtvU and remains in "Blazin'" rotation at MTV Jams, where B.o.B is among the artists featured in the network's "Fab 5 of Summer 2008" programming.

An accomplished musician, B.o.B contributes his own guitar work to "12TH DIMENSION," while also producing three of the EP's four tracks, including "Mellow Fellow." A wide range of media attention has greeted this talented new artist's arrival on the hip-hop scene, with features and reviews appearing in such national publications and online outlets as The Source, Complex, Spin, URB, XXL, Fader, Rolling Stone, and Murderdog. Vibe recently hailed the 19-year-old rapper's leading role in the emerging ATL sound, noting that "a musical renaissance has begun to take shape, and locals like B.o.B are putting a new movement in motion."

Hailing from Atlanta, Georgia, a city known for its outcasts, B.o.B is truly out of the ordinary. At just 19 years old, the rapper -- born Bobby Ray Simmons -- is already a significant force in Southern hip-hop, having captured underground interest with a variety of mixtapes and his smokers anthem, "Cloud 9."

In 2006, while he was still attending high school, B.o.B came to the attention of renowned producer/songwriter Jim Jonsin (Lil' Wayne, Pretty Ricky, Twista, Danity Kane, Trick Daddy), who promptly signed the young MC to his Rebel Rock Entertainment label. From then on, B.o.B focused all his substantial energies on creating the upcoming "THE ADVENTURES OF B.o.B," producing the majority of the album by himself, while also learning to play multiple musical instruments, including piano, trumpet and French horn. The result is a funky and fascinating journey into a gifted new artist's far-reaching imagination.

"I just want to show people that there are endless possibilities of what you can do," B.o.B says. "You don't just have to be a rapper, you don't just have to be a trapper; you can be anything you want to be and whatever you do, just love it and it will show."

For up-to-the-minute news and information, please visit www.bobatl.com, www.myspace.com/bobatl, or www.imeem.com/bobatl.

(TOUR ITINERARY BELOW)

                              B.o.B ON TOUR
                     All Dates w/Rock The Bells 2008

JULY
19 Chicago, IL         First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
20 Toronto, ONT        Arrow Hall
26 Boston, MA          Comcast Center
27 Columbia, MD        Merriweather Post Pavilion

AUGUST
2  Miami, FL           Bicentennial Park
3  Wantagh, NY         Jones Beach Theater
9  Los Angeles, CA     Glen Helen Amphitheatre
16 San Francisco, CA   Shoreline Amphitheatre
23 Denver, CO          Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre

SEPTEMBER
6  George, WA          The Gorge Amphitheatre

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