Bow Wow Explains Album Pushback, Denies Financial Trouble

Bow Wow

Bow Wow’s album Underrated quietly disappeared from the December release schedule. Now the 24-year-old rapper explains why he decided to push his Cash Money debut back, blaming himself and not his label. In an open letter to his fans, he says that touring and shooting his Ice Cube-produced sitcom have contributed to the delay. He wants to take more time to perfect things before releasing what he calls his best album yet.

Underrated is a classic. This is my best work,” writes Bow Wow, who is trying to get India.Arie to sing on the song “Boy or Girl.” “Its taking so long because im putting my all into it.”

He also shot down a report by TMZ saying that he owes the government over $91,000 in unpaid taxes from 2006. “TMZ saying they are about to runa story on me thats once again ‘Not True’ as im sitting in my beautiful condo as of RIGHT NOW that they said i dont have anymore,” he says.

Read his full letter below.

Underrated Album “Whats The Hold Up”

Its two ten in the morning and im up watching Soul Train. Before i get into what i came here for, TMZ saying they are about to runa story on me thats once again “Not True” as im sitting in my beautiful condo as of RIGHT NOW that they said i dont have anymore. (Bow Wow with no home thats like a whore that doesn’t like d**k) We all know not to believe anything the media writes or blogs its their job to entertain the minds of the simple minded. But on to whats important, “UNDERRATED” everyone wants to know why its delayed or why is it getting pushed back. I hear yall jokes “His shit aint never droppin” it is dropping. “When I Feel like its right tho” my album sounds nothing like what you’ve heard come out of the camp PERIOD so far. I know yall want this album just as much as i want to deliver it. The thing is tour just ended like 3 n half weeks ago. I left studio to tour which of course set me back. I have to mix all the records which i have just now kinda started. “Sweat” video will be out in a week or 2. Took a minute to finalize all the graphics and detail because of the CGI effects. Also dont forget im stil working on my tv sitcom with Ice Cube as well. I think people forget i got 2 jobs (Rapper/Ator) hahaha.. Record just went to radio as well. Not only that but im trying to get India Irie to sing on “Boy Or Girl” being that that sample you are hearing on that record is her. I figured it would be so meaningful and better with her apart of it live. Its taking so long because im putting my all into it. This is not just an album its my pain my life my story me in the now how im feeling. Things are different this time around ima father now to a beautiful baby girl i have so much poetry and new things to share with the world. Everything that pops up in the news that yall want to hear me touch on i talk about it. I bare it all on this album. This is my “Classic” Underrated is a classic. This is my best work. So i be damn i put it out and it aint right. Dont blame my label they have nothing to do with my decision. Birdman lets me be a boss and do what i want. He my manager so of course he wants the best for me. 2012 ull get it. In the mean time ill keep you all updated through youtube with my “Underrated” Webisodes. As for me ima jump back in the studio and get the working. Being that thats all i ever do is work. Love yall
and stay away from them damn blogs its bad for your health. Ima always keep it 100 with yall and let yall know the real on anything i got going on even if its bad if its the truth ill own up to it. 100 and get ready for UNDERRATED YMCMB

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24 Comments

  1. Yeah

    never announce a release date becuz stuff like this could happen. he brought it on himself. tbh but hopefully it’s worth a listen, whenever it does drop

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  3. cali-gurl

    classic nigga please ur garbage and ur CD is going to be garbage damn my nigga when are u going to accept that u can’t rap! like 4real. My nigga when u came out u was a little boy singing with JD, but now dude u can’t stomp with the big dogs. Nigga Drake and Wayne are out of ur league real rap. Shit little Astro from X factor will shit on u real rap. Nigga stick to acting cause I can’t front u bring it on the big screen but rapping that shit is straight wacc, like nobody bumps ur shit in cali and if u do bump that shit u getting clowned real rap! can’t wait to see ur record sales man they won’t even be a tenth of Drakes or Waynes my nigga cash money needs to drop ur ass real rap, ur an embarrassing to their camp! fake wanna be gangsta nigga u from Columbus Ohio……..

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    This aint it Reply:

    @cali-gurl, Well Damn you straight rasheddd lmao

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    Thaeyecatcher Reply:

    @cali-gurl,hater, shut ur fake ass up behind a fucking keyboard!! y dnt u wait and c before ur ramble!!!

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    A Realist Reply:

    @cali-gurl, Lmfaoooooo. Damnnnn.

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    savannah Reply:

    @cali-gurl,
    ey girl keep your fkn commentsto your damn slef!!

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  4. Whatever

    Bow Wow, stop being a cry baby. Nobody gives a flying fig about your sobering ass story. Man up and pay your damn bills before you get locked up. Learn from Wesley my dude, and take care of your child and most of all leave the rap game. Your shit ain’t gon to sell. Give it up.

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  5. Speechless

    does anyone really care about a new bow wow album?

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    ed Reply:

    @Speechless, *crickets* that’s a no.

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    This aint it Reply:

    @ed, LOL!!!

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  6. Neon

    GARBAGE

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  7. MaeMae

    WOW I CANT BEILIEVE MY EYES AT ALL THESE COMMENTS…..WATEVER i cant wait to see whats on the new album im a fan and i love you Bow Wow :)) #FoRgEtThEhAteRs

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  8. Triniti

    “Birdman lets me be a boss and do what i want.”

    The words of a spoiled, uneducated CHILD.

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  9. unplugged

    there is so much hate on this that even though im not a bow wow fan, i hope he come out with fire….lol

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    Thaeyecatcher Reply:

    @unplugged, well said

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  10. Melanie

    For all his money, Bow Wow can’t afford spell check? I mean maybe India.Arie doesn’t want to be on your song because you can’t spell her name right.
    Either way I have to give him some credit, I mean he has been doing records for quite some time, so that takes some talent…right?

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  11. WonderLand19

    Chill your beans people. Let a brother live.

    I really hope this album is a classic and iam glad that its been pushed back. Now adays, the audience just wants HITS. What about artist development? J.Cole had it and look how amazing his album is. I really feel Bow could be coming with some nice concepts and deeper lyrics on this album. I hope!
    Plus, he needs to gain a bigger audience and that takes time. He should release maybe april 2012.

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  12. Underated

    He better than most of these rappers in the game, and Im buying Underrated first day it comes out.

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  13. Lola

    Buying It!!!!! People Need To Stop Hating And Give Dude A Chance. If I Don’t Like An Artist, Im Not Gonna Go On A Blog That Is Clearly About Them And Hate. Keep Your Hatred To Yourself!

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  14. Drizzy

    Bow Wow did this to himself. Not hating at all but he should focus on making music with substance on his mix tapes and not all ways talking rubbish. Make sure your music is great and you will do well even when people hate you. Example: Kanye and Chris Brown.

    If these guys did not produce good music, their careers would have finished by now. But the product is what saved them. Work on good product.

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  15. Daniel wedge Carter

    why stop hating the boy and let him Leave,Bow wow don’t own any goverment let him Leave am buying Underatted the first day it comes to stop hating haters and have a life.

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  16. aka dj nice

    Sup bow just put god first and stay foucus on your work man

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  17. ceorico

    Bow wow famm you been grinding for a minute watched you grow watched you pain.but you always pulled through it. i dont usually comment on blogs famm but yo stick to your vision and the eye sight that God gave you. through your little girl you gain new birth and through her you gain your child hood to do the things with her you didnt get to do. keep stepping son at the end of the day watch half these peeps pick they face off the ground your Homie RICO S

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