News: Bow Wow's Cash Money Debut Release Date Finally Revealed

Monday, Mar 26, 2012 10:25AM

Written by Rosario Harper

Fans anxiously awaiting new music from rapper Bow Wow now have another reason to look forward to the summer, as the release date for his Cash Money debuted LP has just been announced.

According to reports, the Bow Wow's new album will land on store shelves in mid-June.

"ATTENTION! @BowWow's Cash Money Debut "Underrated" Album Will Be Released June 12th! YMCMB" (YMCMB Promotions' Twitter)

Last month, the rapper spoke in detail about his new single, "Right Now."

"I ain't felt this good about a single in a long time. I don't want to confuse everybody with "Sweat." That's kind of like the first look. I kinda of did that just for me fans," Bow Wow tells VIBE. "They wanted it so bad. I did it for the fans' sake." The song, dubbed "Right Now," is Bow Wow's most grown single to date. On the track, he finds himself ready to make the night a memorable one with a female companion. We're talking scenes for mature audiences only. Even the production steps up the sexiness and strays away from the pop sensibilities of his past hit singles. Though it was still un-mastered when previewed for, we can say the hook is perfect for Miguel. "You can't base the album off "Sweat." It's really the only pop record on there," Bow Wow explains. (VIBE)

The rapper's long-awaited Cash Money debut features guest appearances by Wiz Khalifa, Talib Kweli, and fellow YMCMB label-mate, Busta Rhymes.

1. "Intro" 2. "Where My Dogs At" (produced by Cardiak) 3. "Must Be Stupid" feat. Busta Rhymes (produced by AraabMuzik) 4. "Why Y'all" (produced by Jahlil Beats) 5. "We Going Hard" feat. Ace Hood (produced by Cardiak) 6. "Right Now" feat. Miguel 7. "Heart Stop" (produced by Drumma Boy) 8. "Sweat" feat. Lil Wayne (produced by Detail and Bei Maejor) 9. "Ain't Thinkin' 'Bout You" feat. Chris Brown (produced by Kevin McCall) 10. "Wrong Time" feat. Musiq Soulchild (produced by Musiq Soulchild) 11. "I Try" (produced by Beat Bully) 12. "Boy or Girl" (produced by Soundsmith and Neenyo) 13. "If You Were Down" feat. Talib Kweli (produced by No I.D.) 14. "The Cypher" feat. Meek Mill (produced by Jahlil Beats) 15. "Lifestyle Ain't for Me" (produced by Lodi Lucci) 16. "Ohio to Yonkers" feat. Jadakiss (produced by Jahlil Beats) 17. "All That I Know" feat. Wiz Khalifa and Juicy J (produced by Sledge) (Underrated)

In late November, the rapper defended his decision to delay his Underrated album.

"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 sh*t 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.," [sic] he wrote Saturday (November 27). (Bow Wow Underrated)

Underrated is slated to drop Tuesday, June 12th.

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