Strange Clouds is the second studio album by rapper B.o.B, released on May 1, 2012, on Grand Hustle Records, Rebel Rock Entertainment, and Atlantic Records. The album features guest appearances from Morgan Freeman, Taylor Swift, Lil Wayne, Chris Brown, T.I., Nicki Minaj, Ryan Tedder, Lauriana Mae, Playboy Tre, Trey Songz, Nelly, Roscoe Dash and includes production from Dr. Luke, Cirkut, Ryan Tedder, Jim Jonsin, Boi-1da, Lil C, Mynority, Stargate, Frequency, Super Water Sympathy, Kuttah, Billboard and B.o.B himself.
B.o.B explained the album title comes from a concept of his: "Strange Clouds is kind of a science-fictiony kind of title, mixed with recreational activities. It’s really like a fusion between the hip-hop lifestyle and the people whose thoughts cross into the other realm of thinking, outside of the norm, which may be considered strange or weird, or unique. And, I feel like it’s all about hybridizing these two different worlds — on the ground level to the skies. If that makes sense." B.o.B previously promised fans a “different sound” compared to his debut: "I feel like the sound is a continuum from the last album, just more mature, more refined, more conversational at moments. You know, I really bring people closer to who I am, and what makes me think, and … my story, growing up as a kid and just letting people know who I am really. I don’t think people really know enough of who I am. You know, I had a really good year last year, and it happened really fast … I needed to sit down for year. I recorded my album — I spent about 13-14 months on it. I’m ready to really build the connection with my fans."
Competition Starts: 12:00am, July 17, 2012
Competition Ends: 12:00am, July 31, 2012