In all reality, Bow Wow has been stepping outside of the box since he was 5. That’s when he was discovered by Snoop Dogg and featured on the entertainment icon’s groundbreaking Doggystyle album. After being teamed a few years later with Jermaine Dupri, Lil Bow Wow exploded onto the music scene in 2000 with Beware of Dog, the first in a string of platinum and gold albums (he’s sold more than 10 million albums to date) that spawned six No. 1 singles and such platinum songs as “Let Me Hold You,” “Like You,” Shortie Like Mine” and “Outta My System.” He is also the Youngest Solo Rapper To Ever Hit No. 1, as recognized by the Guinness Book Of World Records. He’s also sold more than 14 million digital assets.
Bow Wow is back at it again with his explosive new album, New Jack City II. Reunited after a year-long separation, Bow Wow and JD took the steps to repair their relationship and return to glory. Now reunited and intensely focused on his music career, Bow Wow made a point to humble himself and listen to JD in order to enable the duo to make history again. “When I got back with him,” Bow Wow says, “he pushed me even harder because he knows that I want to be the best.”
With New Jack City II, Bow Wow takes a quantum leap toward being viewed as rap’s best artist. “I am going to be the hottest rapper in 2009,” says Bow Wow, who in December 2008 was named by People Magazine one of the Most Beautiful People in the World. “My momma always told me, ‘If there’s anything you want out of life, you’ve got to claim it.’ So, I’m claiming it.”