There’s a critical battle being waged in the mind of Bobby Ray Simmons. It may never escape him for as long as he continues to create pop radio smashes while attempting to maintain his Georgia rap roots. In the same introspective way that “Stan” took to task fans who became more than their name implied, “Where Are You” finds B.o.B coming to grips with himself, his fans who’ve supported his transformation from just a straight forward rapper, his detractors and everyone and thing in between.

The passion play will find itself squarely in the middle of his sophomore effort Strange Clouds due out on May 1st. To say it’s some of the best verses he’s put down so far in his short career isn’t an understatement – it might be fact.