Bow Wow has grown up in the public eye. Ten years making his appearance on “The Oprah Winfrey Show” at the age of 16, the rapper formerly known as Lil Bow Wow caught up with Oprah on her OWN show “Oprah: Where Are They Now?” He spoke about his transition from a child star to a young man, and what he’s learned along the way.
“I’m so laid-back and just chill. I feel like now I’m at that point in my life where [money] doesn’t identify who I am,” said Bow, who had a $6,000-per-month allowance as a teen.
In 2011, the 26-year-old became a father to his daughter Shai Moss. “I want to make sure that she’s able to do the things that I wasn’t able to do,” said Bow.
He also takes Oprah’s cameras into the studio and on set of his day job hosting “106 & Park.”
“I can’t even say I’m a rapper or I’m an actor,” he said. “I have to say I’m an entertainer because I do it all now.”
In what could have been an awkward moment, Ciara stopped by “106 & Park,” where she was interviewed by her ex-boyfriend Bow Wow. As her new man Future watched from the balcony, CiCi premiered the sexy video for “Body Party” and went one-on-one with Bow to discuss her upcoming album Ciara, which includes a collaboration with Nicki Minaj.
She is planning to tour soon in support of the album. “We’re about to hit the road. When I hit the road, we’re not stopping,” said CiCi, who shouted out her fans and Bow’s mother.
The fashionista also commented on some of her past outfits and her Instagram photos.
Bow Wow reflects on growing up in the spotlight in the video for “Grown Ass Man,” one of the records off his mixtape Greenlight 5. The black-and-white clip opens with some throwback footage of a very lil’ Bow Wow and a sound bite from his mentor Snoop Dogg. Bow Weezy raps about grown man things like raising a child and his finances high atop a building in NYC.
Bow Wow turns 26 and celebrates by dropping his mixtape Greenlight 5. The Cash Money MC throws a party with some of his famous friends including Kendrick Lamar, Lil Wayne, Rick Ross, Snoop Dogg, Gucci Mane, Jadakiss, Meek Mill, and Tyga, plus production from DJ Mustard, Cardiak, Jahlil Beats, Beat Bully, araabMUZIK, and more.
Toast to the birthday boy by downloading the 16 tracks below.
Bow Wow reconnects with his mentor Snoop Dogg on the araabMUZIK-produced “Grown Ass Man,” the latest release from his mixtape Greenlight 5. Mr. 106 & Park handles his business like an adult, rapping about his daughter, money, and sophisticated women, while Snoop speaks about discovering the child star and his transition to manhood.
Greenlight 5 drops March 9 featuring appearances from Rick Ross, Lil Wayne, Kendrick Lamar, Gucci Mane, Omarion, Tyga, Busta Rhymes, and more.
With NBA All-Star Weekend in full effect, Jadakiss, Styles P, and Bow Wow team up to pay tribute to the Jumpman as part of the Jordan XX8 Days of Flight series. The rappers trade rhymes about the iconic kicks over the Jermaine Dupri-produced beat.
Other hip-hop stars including Big K.R.I.T., Bun B, and MC Lyte have also recorded songs to celebrate the legacy of Air Jordan and the forthcoming launch of the Air Jordan XX8.
Bow Wow has been teasing with tracks off his mixtape Greenlight 5, and now he pulls back the curtains on the tracklisting. Mr. 106 & Park calls on a cast of heavy-hitters for the 18 tracks, with appearances from Rick Ross, Lil Wayne, Kendrick Lamar, Gucci Mane, Omarion, Tyga, Busta Rhymes, and more.
Bow Wow may be the host of the family-friendly “106 & Park,” but that won’t have him toning down his music. The Cash Money rapper shares his dirty desires on “Pu**y on My Mind,” a raunchy cut off his upcoming mixtape Greenlight 5.
“I think about your pu**y all the time,” he raps, adding, “Put it in my face. Can I have a lick?”
Due March 9, Greenlight 5 features appearances from Chris Brown, Snoop Dogg, Rick Ross, Kendrick Lamar, Jadakiss, Gucci Mane, Busta Rhymes, Omarion, and Lil Wayne, who appears on the single “We Bout That (Eat the Cake).”