“106 & Park” dedicated Monday’s show to Mr. “106 & Park” himself, Bow Wow. Some of his peers and friends in the industry including Chris Brown, Snoop Dogg, and Jermaine Dupri took a trip down memory lane with the Cash Money rapper during the episode.
His mentor J.D., who made on on-air appearance, recounted the first time he saw Bow rapping on stage when he was known as Lil Gangsta, and Snoop shared why he gave him his name. “He was named Lil Bow Wow because his spirit was just like mine,” explained Snoop in a videotaped message. “He was like the equivalent of me. I didn’t have no kids at the time, so to me, he embellished everything that I imagined my son would be.”
Chris Brown recalled meeting his BFF on the “Scream” tour six years ago. “[He’s] one of the only people I can consider my friend in the industry… He’s a real person,” said Chris. “He deals with day-to-day problems just like me. Me and him have more of an understanding of life from being normal and in the spotlight. We can indentify with having to deal with those types of pressures. I think we gon’ be boys for a long time.”
The man of the hour got plenty of camera time and spoke about his upcoming album Underrated, which features Wiz Khalifa, Chris Brown, Lil Wayne, Jadakiss, Musiq Soulchild, and Boyz II Men. “I just feel like I’ve accomplished a lot in my career, but still people might overlook it or if they forgot, then I think it’s time for me to remind them of who really was the first person since Kriss Kross to rejuvenize this whole thing.”