Release date: May 2012
Strange Clouds is the second studio album by American hip hop recording artist B.o.B, released on May 1, 2012, on Grand Hustle Records, Rebel Rock Entertainment, and Atlantic Records. The album features guest appearances from 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, iSHi, Alex da Kid, Frequency, Super Water Sympathy, The University, Kuttah, Rico Love, Benny Blanco 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."