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At The Bow Wow CD Release Party

Celebrating a remarkable decade in the music business — and this week’s release of his seventh CD — 22-year-old Atlanta rapper/actor Bow Wow partied at Buckhead’s Aquaknox last night with many of his local celebrity friends.

 

But what was particularly remarkable was the number of famous family members: Bow Wow and Jermaine Dupri’s moms. (That’s Bow Wow’s mother Teresa Caldwell, with him, in the top photo. Underneath, that’s Dupri’s mother Tina). Dupri’s dad (Michael Mauldin - in the third photo, far left, with his wife Judy and the late Otis Redding’s son, Dexter). As well as fellow late soul great Isaac Hayes’ son, Isaac “Ike Dirty” Hayes III

 

And joining them were new “Real Housewives of Atlanta” addition Kandi Burruss and rapper Rasheeda (pictured together, above), DJ Nabs (second photo), TV producer Tracey Baker-Simmons and music producers Jazze Pha (third photo), Bryan-Michael Cox, Drumma Boy and Dupri.

“This is exciting because this means being a part of history,” said Dupri, who first signed the artist born Shad Moss to his Atlanta-based So So Def Records.  “The biggest thing I want everybody to know about this is that Bow Wow is rap history. He’s going to have the longest career in rap ever. Because he started at 12 and he is on his seventh album (‘New Jack City II’). By the time he turns as old as me, Puff and Jay-Z he would have doubled what we did. And nobody will break that record — unless they start at 5!”

“I’m so thankful,” continued Bow Wow. “What I’m doing right now I definitely wasn’t thinking I’d be doing 10 years ago. You know, most guys that come in the game like myself, they come and go. So I’m just happy to be one of the ones that are still here doing it. And for that, I’m thankful.”

Have you been a Bow Wow fan since his 2000 debut “Beware of Dog”? Picked up “New Jack City II” yet — and if so, how would you rate it? Finally, what’s your take on Bow Wow the actor? (Caught him in Entourage?)

16 comments Add your comment

J.R.

April 3rd, 2009
12:35 pm

Jazze Pha needs to lay off the KFC.

Mark

April 4th, 2009
1:39 pm

(c)Rap “artists being inducted into the rock and roll hall of fame??? (c)Rap isn’t even music.

SO Refugee

April 5th, 2009
4:20 pm

Bow Wow’s new CD is the reason they’re closing Guantanamo Bay. Amnesty International had already gone on record saying this CD would constitute torture and violate basic human rights if prisoners were forced to listen.

so so def

April 5th, 2009
6:13 pm

wheres obama?

Talent Expert

April 7th, 2009
7:56 pm

I heard this album, “New Jack City II” could be Bow Wow’s last. It is obvious he saved his best for last. The first rap album in a long time that I can listen the first 5 tracks without out forwarding. The first 5 songs are legitimate hits and could all spawn videos. Bow Wow brush off the haters and is standing up with the most fun release in years. Talent Expert out!!!!

Talent Expert

April 7th, 2009
7:57 pm

I heard this album, “New Jack City II” could be Bow Wow’s last. It is obvious he saved his best for last. The first rap album in a long time that I can listen to the first 5 tracks without out forwarding. The first 5 songs are legitimate hits and could all spawn videos. Bow Wow brush off the haters and is standing up with the most fun release in years. Talent Expert out!!!!

Talent Expert

April 7th, 2009
7:58 pm

I heard this album, “New Jack City II” could be Bow Wow’s last. It is obvious he saved his best for last. The first rap album in a long time that I can listen to the first 5 tracks without out forwarding. The first 5 songs are legitimate hits and could all spawn videos. Bow Wow brush off the haters and is standing up with the most fun release in years. Talent Expert out!!!

all i can say is wow

April 9th, 2009
4:47 pm

18K sold first week…. Hall of fame ? not!

No Comment

April 9th, 2009
6:09 pm

Kudos for Bow Wow for putting out an album, being said that I remember when rap was new and fresh and dare I say…actually good. As for the nay sayers, hip hop is a sub-culture, spawning music (rap), clothes (roc-a-wear), movies (breakin) and so forth. What I do not understand is why people keep bashing rap music and the hip hop sub culture. It gets old when people say “Rap music is not music at all and it perpetuates violence”, but who is to say Country, Rock and Pop don’t do that either….I’m just sayin. Once aging congrats to Bow Wow and have a nice day!

BIGPAPA

April 9th, 2009
7:06 pm

The thing that hurts BOW WOW and show his lack of being grown his when someone like Sandrarose at http://www.Sandrarose.com make a comment and post that this CD is WHACK and didn’t sell well in the 1st week BOW WOW goes off and disrespect a female by saying she needs his penis in her mouth, WTF is that coming from a guy ?? this shows what happens when a boy is raised by a single Mother that allow him to do and say whatever he wants at a young age starting at 12 years old.

He needed a STRONG male to check is spoil BRAT behind, he have to learned with low CD sells artist are getting drop from their record companies left and right he needs to chill.

I think he could be a cool dude if he would start acting his age BUT what can you expect when he been hanging around another “little person” like JD lol lol

I wish him well after all he live near me in Sugarloaf I even thought about getting his used G-500 over on Boggs Rd, BUT he dogged it out so bad it wasn’t worth the money the dealer wanted.

All and good luck BOW WOW work on your acting that classes maybe that’s a options being so short will be hard getting and leading male roles not hating just keepin it real.

XXXX

April 15th, 2009
3:16 pm

BIGPAPA

SUCK EGGS!! STOP HATING. YOU WISH YOU WERE HIM. THAT’S IT..

BIGPAPA

April 19th, 2009
8:34 pm

Ok, little man or should I say shorter lol I wouldn’t want to be that short for anything in the world I am 6′5 around 245lbs I have a really nice house that is paid for inside of Sugarloaf, after I seen Missy holding Caira hands at a award show and your little ass was up in the stands with your boys even my lady said, you look like a SIMP lol lol no dude not hating just telling the truth wouldn’t want to be your short ass.

telonsalenna

April 27th, 2009
2:07 pm

bowoww good job on your new album you’ve just released

BIGPAPA

May 6th, 2009
8:35 pm

what A MAJOR FLAP YOUR CD WAS !!!! WORD IS YOU WILL SOON BE DROP FROM THE LABEL LOL LOL

BIGPAPA

May 28th, 2009
9:01 pm

YOUR CD WAS A MAJOR FLOP !!!! you better stop trickin your money on hookers and strippers since you will soon go broke !!!

BIGPAPA

May 28th, 2009
9:01 pm

YOUR CD WAS A MAJOR FLOP !!!! you better stop trickin your money on hookers and strippers since you will soon go broke !!!