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B.o.B ft. Hayley Williams: 'Airplanes'

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B.o.B feat. Hayley Williams 'Airplanes'
Released on Monday, Jun 28 2010

Bobby "B.o.B." Ray's current strike rate? Two epic-sounding smashes out of two. Following on from his ubiquitous chart-topper 'Nothin' On You', the Atlanta-based rapper returns with a slightly snappier - but no less appealing - offering from his debut album, The Adventures of Bobby Ray.

"Somebody take me back to the days before this was a job, before I got paid," he pleads over fat 'n' satisfying beats flanked by a haunting piano melody. However, before things descend into full-on angry rap mode, Paramore's Hayley Williams swoops in for an emotional, quick-kids-get-the-lighters-out! chorus. It might not be earth-shatteringly original, but 'Airplanes' is certainly effective, proving that a decent tune can breathe life into even the hoary old rap/rock hybrid.

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