New Jack City II

New Jack City II

by Bow WowBow Wow


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Not that Bow Wow wasn't gradually working his way toward it, but on New Jack City II, the MC, now 22 years old, makes like a younger and slightly cleaner T.I. However, Bow Wow doesn't merely project the kind of smooth toughness/tough smoothness exuded by his obvious inspiration. There are moments where the album sounds exactly like an attempted cloning, as heard in the kicked-back yet insolent flow throughout the opening "Get That Paper," and it even appears that way, as seen in the video for "You Can Get It All," from the mannerisms to choice of eyewear. Though Bow Wow drops a litany of curses from track to track and has transitioned from "Hey Little Momma" to "Pole in My Basement," New Jack City II is nonetheless within the domain of pop-rap, laced with candy-coated hooks and beats that are easy on the ears. Jermaine Dupri's long-running tradition of supplying Bow Wow with productions built on very easily identifiable sources continues (Rick James' "Big Time," TLC's "Baby-Baby-Baby," Nancy Sinatra's "These Boots Are Made for Walking," Slick Rick's "La Di Da Di," Bobby Brown's "Roni"), and Swizz Beatz, oddly credited as "Swizz Beatsz," provides a typically noisy and purposefully obnoxious production for the closer, one of Bow Wow's toughest tracks yet. Some of these developments come off a little forced, but Bow Wow knew he had to abandon the PG material or risk irrelevance. It should pay off, yet it has no apparent effect on his output's quality level.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/07/2009
Label: Imports
UPC: 4547366047141
catalogNumber: 862107
Rank: 205122

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Bow Wow   Primary Artist
Johnta Austin   Background Vocals
Julio Miranda   Guitar
Dondria   Vocals
David Bal4   Keyboards

Technical Credits

Lee Hazlewood   Composer
Douglas Davis   Composer
Jermaine Dupri   Composer,Producer,Audio Production
Kenny Gamble   Composer
Terry Lewis   Composer
Daryl Simmons   Composer
Ricky Walters   Composer
Babyface   Composer
James Calloway   Composer
Darnell Bristol   Composer
Aaron Davenport   Composer
Swizz Beatz   Producer,Audio Production
John Horesco   Engineer
Johnta Austin   Composer
Lamar Edwards   Composer
Liz Hausle   Marketing
Bow Wow   Executive Producer
März   Audio Production
T.I.   Producer,Audio Production
Nitti   Audio Production
Chris Feldmann   Art Direction
Kasseem Dean   Composer
David Balfour   Composer
Javier Valverde   Engineer
T-Pain   Composer,Audio Production
Miles Walker   Engineer
Eddie "Shyboogs" Timmons   Engineer
Aaron Holton   Engineer
David Bal4   Composer
Josh Gudwin   Vocal Engineer
Cornell Haynes   Composer
Jordan "DJ Swivel" Young   Engineer
Shad Moss   Composer
Rahman Lang   Composer
Linda Epstein   Composer
Jaron Alston   Composer
Chadron Moore   Composer
James Phillips   Composer
Antonio Reid   Composer
Clifford Harris   Composer
James Harris   Composer
Thomas Randolph Bell   Composer
LROC   Audio Production
Christopher Gholson   Composer,Producer,Audio Production
Elliot Carter   Engineer
Leroy Jackson   Composer

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