Wanted On his fourth album, Wanted , Bow Wow attempts to accomplish what Kris Kross could not: build a puberty-proof bridge from adolescent rap star to… 2005-07-12 Bow Wow Hip-Hop/Rap
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Wanted (2005)

Bow Wow | LIL NO MORE Bow Wow has a new grown-up sound
Image credit: Bow Wow: Kareem Black/Retna
LIL NO MORE Bow Wow has a new grown-up sound

Details Release Date: Jul 12, 2005; Lead Performance: Bow Wow; Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap

On his fourth album, Wanted, Bow Wow attempts to accomplish what Kris Kross could not: build a puberty-proof bridge from adolescent rap star to adult hitmaker. Working in the 18-year-old's favor is album producer Jermaine Dupri's hot streak (Usher, Mariah Carey), which continues on this mostly winning mix of crunching street beats and midtempo R&B grooves. But ultimately, Bow Wow's low-impact, indistinct musings on success and girls prove he still has lil' to offer as an MC.

Originally posted Jul 15, 2005 Published in issue #830 Jul 22, 2005 Order article reprints