A Short Duet: Sammy Davis Jr. and Nat King Cole

Maybe we’ll turn this into Sammy Davis Jr. week here at The Urban Gentleman… or a ‘classics’ week… just maybe.

Here we have a short duet between Sammy and Nat, where they both sort of mimic each others styles and mannerisms– something that was commonly done between entertainers in the 50s/60s.

The Style of B.o.B and Bobby Ray.

I think this is going to be Bobby Ray Day over here at The Urban Gentleman– it’s the least I can do for a fellow Eastsider and friend. All the new album info is on the previous post, and as discussed we’re all copping it for $7.99 at Amazon. Now, we’re going to focus on the style of B.o.B aka Bobby Ray.
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Like most new artist Bobby’s style isn’t quite set in stone, I’m sure he’s still dealing with contractual duties and wearing the threads that the sponsors and record label’s stylist provides. But within all of that he still manages to add his personal touch to most of the ensembles he sports.

It’s safe to say that when it comes to Bobby, there’s two dimensions, two personas, two __(fill in blank with an appropriate word)__: B.o.B and Bobby Ray… and yes they are the same person, but as made apparent by his 2nd mixtape “B.o.B vs Bobby Ray” they’re almost completely opposite, not only in sound, but in looks and overall style.

“Jock it, Love it, Own it.
Check out BoB’s vs Bobby Ray’s style below…
The Style of B.o.B

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“B.o.B…. Uno is my numeral, they said that hip-hop was dead, hmph, I musta missed the funeral”. B.o.B doesn’t like to be categorized in a genre, but humbly accepts the fact that guys like him are bringing back hip-hop… making it respectable again, making it an art form, making it the feel good music it once was instead of the, well, ummm– crappiness it had become.

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And with his hip-hop flavor, BoB brings the one day classic 2010-ish hip-hop style. An eye-catching graphic tee, sneakers, a cool jacket (if the season calls for it), trendy shades, and maybe an optional well thought-out tattoo or two, is all it takes to get his look down.

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Get the Look:

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The Style of Bobby Ray

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“B dot O dot B was the name, I ain’t like Bobby Ray, cuz I was ashamed, but you can call me Bobby Ray from this day forth and I could give a damn about the fame and fortune…” Now Bobby Ray, the artist, from Atlanta, the eastside of Atlanta, yeah, well he can’t be put into a box. He’s some type of southern mosaic of indie alternative country rock&roll hip-hop pop… basically alot of stuff in one. And his style reflects just that.

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Fedoras, classic wayfarers, beaded alternative looking accessories (usually one necklace and one bracelet), button-ups, henleys, cardigans, basic tees worn under button-ups and cardigans, and whatever shoes fit the look– maybe classic allstars, maybe boots, maybe boat shoes, its whatever that particular moment in time calls for.

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Get the Look:

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I slightly prefer Bobby Ray’s style at this point, only because his fedora collection is sick! And he manages to wear them without looking cheesy. He just looks like a really cool southern guy (georgia born and bred)… I can think of several artist that should take note, I would call names, buuuuut I won’t.

Bobby Ray Accessories & Fedoras:

Fedoras:

More BoBby Ray
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Bobby Ray and Asher Roth
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B.o.B presents The Adventures of Bobby Ray.

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He’s given us 3 of the hottest mixtapes around for $0.00, with hot songs like Generation Lost, Mellow Fellow, Satellite, No Man’s Land, Put Me On, Champion, I Bet I Bust, Nothing on You, and my personal favorite Surprise Me (“Geee whitakers batman holy satellites”, lol)…. so with 3 (free) albums and sooooo many amazing songs, we Have to buy his new album “The Adventures of Bobby Ray“…. so go ahead and head over to iTunes and purchase it, or Amazon and purchase it, or to your local record store and purchase it. But I suggest just getting it right now for 8 bucks on Amazon. The album features one of my other BoB favorites Lovelier Than You. Oh, and if you’re a true-to-heart music head then you can buy the vinyl here.

Check out more Bobby Ray aka BoB HERE.

Video Throwback: NUMB/ENCORE, Linkin Park & Jay-Z

Midnight Snack: K’naan, FIFA World Cup Anthem

It’s always nice to listen to “feel good” music.

Louis Armstrong: A Kiss To Build a Dream On

Be a Gentleman, and make it a night (or day) she can remember.

  

Sometimes just doing the classic cliche’s for Valentine’s Day is enough to make the day perfect. Dig up some classic songs that will make any girl feel loved, stuff like Louis Armstrong. (You can never go wrong with Louis Armstrong)

Roses, Dinner, Dancing. (Jewelry if it’s in your budget)

If you deem it too cold to go out– get flowers delivered. If you order before 1pm, you can get flowers delivered same day Here.  Then get dinner delivered from a local restaurant… I think the heart-shapped pizza’s are sorta cute (only if done in addition to a really thoughtful gift). Most pizzeria’s are offering them, so just check. Then watch a romantic movie…. there will be tons on today. Or  you can get a Netflix online subscription (find a nice romantic-comedy or something) then hook your laptop up to your tv. I found directions on how to do that on youtube.
Let us know what you’re doing for Valentine’s Day….

UPDATE: Valentine’s Day Poll
 
Question: What Do You Want For Valentine’s Day?

Answers:

Nothing, Valentine’s Day is for women
  32 (35%)
 
Any thoughtful gift
  19 (21%)
 
A nice back massage, and some “nookie” will do
  30 (33%)
 
Clothing, Apparel, Jewelry, or Electronics, Etc.
  9 (10%)
 

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