Just because B.o.B. is a huge pop star now — he is, right? — doesn’t mean he’s forgotten his hip-hop roots. Before he drops his upcoming sophomore album, Strange Clouds, some time next year, the ATLien will deliver a precursor mixtape. And according to HipHopDX, the tape, E.P.I.C. (Every Play is Crucial), could be here before the end of the month. That’s the plan, at least, and who knows if his intended release date will hold. I’m more than willing to bet it won’t, but it would certainly be a nice holiday-season surprise.