Southern rapper Soulja Boy Tell Em has displayed his respect and admiration for relatively young hip-hop veteran Bow Wow by describing his underrated status in the rap game.
Although Soulja Boy believes he has paved his own lane, the “Speakers Goin’ Hammer” hitmaker paid homage to Bow Weezy.
“I definitely look at it like that, I know I opened a lot of doors but there’s other people that opened a lot of doors that don’t get the respect that they need,” said Soulja. “Like Bow Wow, I feel like he opened a lot of doors and people don’t never give him the respect that he deserve. Just everyone since the beginning of hip-hop, it just keeps going and somebody new come in.” (RapFix)
In early November, Bow Wow revealed his internal feelings about having made a career in hip-hop.
“I swear i be wishing i was dead sometimes. Because i feel like that’s the only way ill get peace.,” Bow tweeted Saturday (November 6).
“People don’t know me man. Yall don’t … start looking at Shad. Not Bow wow. F*ck Bow. I go through sh*t daily. I’m Just like yall”
“I sacrificed my life for this Hip Hop sh*t. I put my “REAL” life on hold. If i could do it over…. I wudda went to school. Got me a reg job.” (Bow Wow’s Twitter)
After the tweets made headlines, Slim Thug shared his shocked reaction to Bow Wow’s feelings.
“I’m nowhere near Lil Wayne or T.I. with success but I feel so blessed and successful to be where I’m at,” Slim said in aninterview. “So I never felt like I wish I was dead. Bow Wow is trippin’ and he need to shake whatever that is off and understand he blessed. He got a lot of success. At the end of the day this n*gga made hits and he got songs I like. He need to be proud of whatever the f*ck he did and shake that sh*t and don’t ever say no sh*t like that again. For real that’s real sh*t right there.” (XXL Mag)
In an interview prior to the tweets, Bow Wow talked about his upcoming untitled Cash Money Records debut being a controversial LP.
“This album will be my most personal and probably most controversial because of the title,” Bow said in an interview. “Some might hate on it, but it’s true. It’s going to make people understand why I’m feeling like that. I haven’t announced the title, but I pretty much have it confirmed in my head…There’s a certain perception of me. But I’m ready to open up and give the world all of me. I had to sacrifice acting up an image that I never wanted in the first place, and I did it because it was the only situation that was going to put my mother in the right place and take care of my family. But it doesn’t feel good doing sh*t that you don’t really feel good about. I never felt like I could be me. Now, I’m ready to say if you don’t like it, than you don’t like me.” (VIBE)
Check out some recent Bow Wow footage below: