News: Jadakiss To Steer Bow Wow's Cash Money Debut, "I Wanted Somebody Well Respected In Hip-Hop" [Video]
Tuesday, Aug 10, 2010 4:00PM
The LOX's Jadakiss has reportedly been recruited by Bow Wow to help oversee the rapper's upcoming Cash Money Records debut album.
According to Bow Wow, Jada's role on the project will be to challenge him.
"The status on the album, I haven't started on it yet," Bow Wow revealed in an interview. "I have Jadakiss on board. Me and Jada, we're gonna complete my whole entire album. I got Jada as the ambassador of my album. I did that because I wanted somebody who was well respected in hip-hop to challenge me. And coming with the Green Light mixtapes that I've been coming out with, the response I've been getting, I just want to take it to another level so what other way than to have one of the greatest of all time right now and that's Kiss and that's my man. So we're about to get down and do it real big. It's [Cash Money Billionaires], you know what time it is baby." (Real Talk NY)
Last March, Bow Wow announced his new double-disc album being in the works.
"Ok, this is the first time i am talking about my 8th album," he wrote Friday (March 5). "I am here to announce that i will have a double disc album. 2 cds in 1 album. With every album i try to be creative when it comes to a theme for my cd's. I have no name yet, or at least i think i do (gnr)...So why not kill 2 birds in 1 stone and give the greenlight fans something to f*ck with and all my male fans who just now f*cking with me and my fans such as the ladies and all my fans that been messing with me since day 1. I want to cater to all my demographics. I want every 1 to be pleased as im gearing up to make my Cash Money debut. So this album is a more of a me thing, but u all will love it. because this album is a reflection of who i am." (Who Is Shad Moss?)
In 2009, the rapper announced his retirement from rap.
"This is my last album because for me, there's no more that needs to be done on the music side, I've done everything," Bow explained. "And the scary thing is I'm 22 years-old and I'm young. I'm still a baby, so it's kinda like on the music side, I've been doing it since five. That's 17 years of non-stop music, music, music. There's nothing more to accomplish that I haven't seen yet...I feel like now it's time to endure a new challenge...Close the chapter on the Bow Wow legacy...As far as albums, I'm good. Seven albums at 22, that's crazy." (Real Talk NY)
However, he later signed with Baby's Cash Money Records.
"To the naysayers, I hope that you give me the opportunity to earn your respect," he wrote 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." (Global Grind)
No further album details have been revealed as of now.
Check out Bow Wow's interview below: