News: Bow Wow Wants To Top LL Cool J's Success, "It Hasn't Been Another Youngin To Do This Since MJ"
Tuesday, Feb 16, 2010 3:25PM
Cash Money Records' recording artist Bow Wow has opened up about wanting to top the past success of entertainment moguls like LL Cool J.
Writing via Twitter, Bow Weezy detailed his admiration for some of the music industry's most respected figures.
"I cant believe im not 23 yet and im on my 8th album. Say what ya want, but it hasnt been another youngin to do dis since MJ and LL," he wrote Tuesday (February 16). "LL cool J is my idol. i have to pass him. i see none of these other young boys as comp. I want what LL got. he at 13 im at 8. And even sum still front, dont act like u was harlem shaking, wearing ya braids and bandannas to the side gnr hahahaha @BLACKOKONVICT ok name another youngin who since them 2 that has done it big. no f*ck it. name me sum 1 at 5 who started and are still here? @BLACKOKONVICT n*gga who you think the kid was on Doggystyle on snoop album me. who was on tour with Boss and Onyx? me n*gga. gnr hahaha @BLACKOKONVICT naw wayne wasnt 5. n*gga u old enuff to remember Arsenio hall. I was rapping on there. boy u betta do yo research." (Bow Wow's Twitter)
The rapper signed to Cash Money Records last summer.
"To the naysayers, I hope that you give me the opportunity to earn your respect," he wrote on a blog posting Tuesday (August 18) night. "I know that over the years I've put many of my faults on display which I make no excuses for. I'm young and I've made mistakes and I will make more. No different than any other 22 year old, I still have some growing up to do...To anyone who's confused or says I don't belong in Cash Money. Let me remind you that I've been down with Baby, Slim, Wayne and the whole Cash Money family from the beginning. 10 years ago when we really were 'Lil' me and Wayne did a song for the Hardball movie soundtrack." (Global Grind)
Former Cash Money Records artist Juvenile previously spoke with SOHH about Bow Wow making history on his ex-label.
"Eh, they got some big shoes to fill," Juvie said about the Cash Money newcomers carrying on the legacy. "That's all I can say, I don't know anything about Jay Sean, I know about Bow Wow. Even Bow Wow pretty much was always a favorite of Baby's because they were cool. Bow Wow did always look up to Lil Wayne, I mean, it's not a bad look for 'em. I think it'll be a plus for Bow Wow being on Cash Money to be honest because they're capable of doing some big things with artists." (SOHH)
Bow Wow confirmed his exit from Columbia Records in mid-2009.
"I'm going to talk directly into the camera because I know people are probably in the office getting calls saying Bow Wow was on here talking about he wants off Columbia Records," he said in a video. "Everybody in the office at Columbia Records, do me a favor. My fans, they see it. They recognize it. They see you guys ain't working as hard as you guys used to work back in 2000. It's a big difference, they see it...Can you please grant me this one wish? Columbia, can you please grant me this wish and let me go? That's all I'm asking, please let me go. Please, please, please, please, please, please. Thank y'all, I'm out." (Justin TV)
Check out recent Bow Wow footage below: