Beef Report: Tyler, The Creator vs. B.o.B.

Written by Tycho. Posted in Shots Fired

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Published on March 25, 2011 with 16 Comments

In a shocking turn of events, B.o.B a.k.a. Bobby Ray a.k.a. same guy who said, “baby you the whole package plus you pay your taxes”, responded to a diss from Tyler, The Creator of the recently popular musical group, Odd Future. While the two artists couldn’t be more different stylistically, their paths crossed, or rather collided, with a single line from Tyler’s “Yonkers.” In case you’ve been under a rock, Tyler said “I’ll crash that fucking airplane that that faggot nigga Bob was in,” in reference to B.o.B’s Grammy-nominated single “Airplanes.” Although simple, the line was effective in its straightforwardness and more importantly, its explicitness. In stark contrast, B.o.B’s retaliation was over two minutes long, and it failed to directly address anyone by name.

While the song itself was not a bad one, as a “diss song,” it was terrible. First let’s take a quick look at a few of the classic disses: Nas had the “Fuck Jay-Z” sample, Hov called out Nas by name multiple times, and Biggie made his shot at Pac so clear that he didn’t even need to say his name. All of these classics have a common ingredient: blatant disrespect. They either address real facts, or make it blatantly obvious who they are talking about. In Bobby’s case, the title of the song is a direct reference to Odd Future’s name, but the lyrical content is so vague and muddled that many people are still wondering if this is an actual ‘diss’. He addresses Great White Sharks, Freaks Looking For Sausages, Pumpkins, Telescopes, and everything else BUT Tyler.

Maybe it’s unfair to compare B.o.B to some of the greatest emcees to ever breathe on a mic, or maybe we need to realize how low we’ve allowed our standards to fall.

TRU

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  1. Tyler owns B.O.B. lyrically. When you have a mainstream artist like B.O.B. try to set out a diss, it doesn’t really work out. I mean first of all I never heard any of his songs that were lyrically good, but as a song wise yes pretty decent. B.O.B. is not a word smith he’s a singer, theres no song he ever made that I would ever qoute. Yes I’d put his song on a montage video, but lyrically hes average.

    But Yeah Tyler > B.O.B., and some advice to B.O.B. you’re not Eminem man, you can’t diss for shit don’t try.

  2. The fact that B.o.B named it “no future” tells you who he’s aiming it at. “keep fucking with me you ain’t gone have no future.” What else would he have to say than that, his “momma’s name” just so you would know who he’s talking about it??? Even so, rap has always been full of subliminals, and this track wasn’t really that hard to get.

    Just get off Odd Future’s dick for a second. They’re not the new age of hip hop, or spitting lyrics that are just ungodly or something. Nigga’s corny. Nobody’ll be talking about them in two years, if that…bet

    • see you in 15 years when OF is being talked about like WU is being talked about now

      • You comparing WU to OF = fail. Sit down bruh

        • tell that to Steve Rifkind

    • i wonder how comfortable that narrow minded pedestal of yours must be…

  3. B.O.B…. spits.. fire…. you know who he is going after… i like it… mixtape worthy

  4. B.O.B. made this song so people won’t think he’s a puss. I doubt he’ll go to war with Tyler, he doesn’t have enough ammunition sorry.

  5. “Maybe it’s unfair to compare B.o.B to some of the greatest emcees to ever breathe on a mic, or maybe we need to realize how low we’ve allowed our standards to fall.”

    There’s a balance there. b.o.b. is a solid artist, but it’s not fair to him nor the greats to compare him with them. However, we have allowed our standards to fall wayyy too low. A friend recently told me that “lyrics don’t have to be good for a song to be good.” Really? Have we stooped that low?
    Even rappers that I like today: Curren$y, J. Cole, Saigon, Cassidy, etc., could not stack up to the best of the 90s talent/skillwise.

    • “A friend recently told me that “lyrics don’t have to be good for a song to be good.” Really? Have we stooped that low?”

      I could think of a few exceptions that make him right. ODB’s lyrics for instance don’t exactly read like literature on paper but with his raw delivery, energy and straight out of of this world style he sure created some classics. But you’re right, you’d have to be one exceptional talent to make that work.

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  7. Ehh, what’s the last diss track not from Game or 50 that actually named someone? I remember Luda and T.I. were dissing each other subliminally for a LONG time. I don’t think either one actually ever stated the other’s name. Jay hasn’t had a legit, blatant rap beef with someone in a long time…Jim Jones is the last person he blatantly came at, IIRC. We just don’t have that aspect of rap really…the beefs that do occur are mostly made up, and soft jabs are thrown so that one doesn’t get KO’d and lose their career, lol

    And you can definitely tell that B.o.B. is talking about them, considering we haven’t heard anyone else talking shit on him and he tells them “you ain’t gonna have no future”

  8. Damn…TRU’s been on OFWGKTA’s dick soo hard these days man…wtf they paying you? Newayz yeah Tyler can prolly eat up B.o.B. but it wasn’t a wack track at all..I think B.o.B.’s got it in him to go hard if he needs to, see: Beast Mode, but he’s more inclined to the musical aspects of his artistry than the lyricism.

  9. Damn…TRU’s been on OFWGKTA’s dick soo hard these days man…wtf they paying you? Newayz yeah Tyler can prolly eat up B.o.B. but it wasn’t a wack track at all..I think B.o.B.’s got it in him to go hard if he needs to, see: Beast Mode, but he’s more inclined to the musical aspects of his artistry than the lyricism.

  10. yall trippin. i dont even fuck with bob at all but he went off.. old future dude did too but bob put it down til that baked like muffins

  11. B.o.B killlled it. Tyler and odd future got murked please everyone remove odd futures dicks from your mouths and realize they ain’t all that corny ass shock you lyrics. Bobby Ray>Odd Future allday everyday and twice on sundays

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