Generation Lost (song)

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"Generation Lost"
Song by B.o.B from the album Who the F%*k is B.o.B?
Released 2008
Format Digital download
Recorded 2007
Genre Hip hop, conscious hip hop
Length 3:33
Label Rebel Rock Entertainment
Writer(s) Bobby Ray Simmons, Jr.
Producer(s) B.o.B
Who the F%*k is B.o.B? track listing
"I'm Dat Nigga"
(2)
"Generation Lost"
(3)
"There It Is"
(4)
Music video
"Generation Lost" on YouTube

"Generation Lost" is a song by American hip hop recording artist B.o.B, taken from his fourth mixtape, Who the F%*k is B.o.B? (2008). The song, produced by B.o.B himself, was also included on B.o.B's then-Grand Hustle label-mate Killer Mike's compilation album, Underground Atlanta (2009).

Background[edit]

In an interview with Complex Magazine, B.o.B acknowledged the irony that he was becoming famous, for doing anti-mainstream music and called it a "blend of both worlds". When asked about the song, B.o.B said: "I wasn't like, 'I need to make this song for radio.' In my world, I'm cool because I know there are fans of music who don't listen to the radio."[1]

In November 2014, B.o.B released a politically-charged mixtape, titled New Black. The mixtape, which is a cohesive concept album, includes "Generation Lost", as the third track.[2][3][4]

Reception[edit]

Complex Magazine listed "Generation Lost" as one of the "Key B.o.B Songs You Should Know."[1] About.com included the song at #32 on its subjective ranking "Top 100 Rap Songs of 2008." [5]

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