Bow Wow was quite the phenomenon as a youngster. The beginning his career was stellar as Lil Bow Wow and his change moniker defined a new era in his success. His third studio album called Unleashed is the very first full-length project he released after dropping the “Lil” from his name. The LP, which came out 15 years ago, was a hit.
The artist took a sliver time to remember the fan favorite. He posted a short clip his music video for “My Baby” on Instagram and asked his fans which track f the album did they love the most back in the day.
The emoji a goat was slipped into that caption. Although Bow Wow might not be at the top the game right now, Unleashed was an unprecedented success for a rap artist his age. The record was gold certified before online streaming was a consideration in sales numbers.
The album was propped up by big names in the industry. T.I. was credited as a co-writer while the production was handled by the likes Lil Jon, Swizz Beatz, Jazzy Pha, The Neptunes, and Bink!. Amerie, Baby, Mario and Jagged Edge have also been credited as features on the album.
Jermaine Dupri just announced his label’s anniversary tour. So So Def Records, which was founded in 1993, is turning 25 and Dupri is making sure it’s honored in style with “The Cultural Curren$y Tour.” Many fan favorites will join the label owner/producer. Bow Wow, Youngbloodz, Da Brat and Dem Franchize Boyz are part the lineup. Soul singer Anthony Hamilton and chart-topping RnB groups Xscape and Jagged Edge are part the crew as well as many others.
The tour is set to kick f in the fall, starting in Washington D.C. on October 14 and ending in Los Angeles on November 2. Tickets will be available as August 3.
Jermaine Dupri is excited about his creation, having stated that “Blessings are bigger when you share them. One my biggest blessings is to be able to go tour with all my artists. I can’t wait!!!”
Dupri also assembled a compilation album in honor the celebration by releasing Jermaine Dupri Presents So So Def 25 in collaboration with Sony Classics. He curated iconic tracks such as Da Brat’s “Funkdafied”, Xscape’s “Just Kickin‘ It”, Dupri’s own “Money Aint A Thang (feat. Jay-Z).” The album also includes rare tracks that feature Kanye West and The Notorious B.I.G.
10/14 – Washington, DC – Capital One Arena
10/18 – Brooklyn, NY – Barclays Center
10/19 – Baltimore, MD – Royal Farms Arena
10/20 – Greensboro, NC – Coliseum
10/21 – Atlanta, GA – Philips Arena
TBD – Chicago, IL – United Center
10/25 – Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena
10/26 – Memphis, TN – FedExForum
10/28 – Charlotte, NC – Spectrum Center
10/31 – Detroit, MI – Little Caesars Arena
11/2 – Los Angeles, CA – Staples Center