The Price of Fame

The Price of Fame

by Bow Wow



Bow Wow's 2006 effort was supposed to be his "edgy" album and according to the man himself in pre-release interviews, maybe his last album, but on the title cut he declares he'll stay with game because he's "addicted to the cream." This is just one example of the identity crisis Price of Fame suffers from since it isn't really "edgy" either. There are hardcore poses, somewhat sensual tracks that might have mom and dad running into the room, and a couple thug songs that paint the star of Like Mike as a real G. Still, even if there's a guest artist by the name of Cocaine J, all of the hard stuff is undermined by pulled punches and editing of the cuss words when there's no "Parental Advisory" version available. Price of Fame can't decide if it wants to be the now-19-year-old Bow Wow's first street record or last teen record -- the same straddling as found on his much better, 2005 effort Wanted -- but it also tries to jump on the Southern hip-hop bandwagon with the tired "4 Corners" which features some seriously thin beats and scratching. Saving the album from being a disaster are two perfectly acceptable singles; "Shortie Like Mine" which swaggers with a great hook, and the bonus cut "I'm a Flirt" with R. Kelly and Bow Weezy jackin' for chicks." Running a close third is the soul-searching "Tell Me" which is a good argument Bow Wow is ready to take on more mature material and might even come up with something astonishing. Mentor Jermaine Dupri's beats are just so-so on the abundant filler and the guest artists -- Lil Wayne, Pimp C, Chris Brown, and so on -- don't really offer anything substantial, so if you don't have a poster of Bow Wow in your locker, check the singles and skip the album.

Product Details

Release Date: 12/19/2006
Label: Sony
UPC: 0828768793220
catalogNumber: 87932

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Bow Wow   Primary Artist
Young Capone   Track Performer
T-Pain   Track Performer
Shunte Norris   Vocals
Short Dawg   Track Performer
Cocaine J   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Rick James   Composer
Timmy Gatling   Composer
Alton "Wokie" Stewart   Composer
Jermaine Dupri   Composer,Producer,Executive Producer
James Phillips   Composer
Mike Moore   Vocal Engineer
Chad Butler   Composer
Shawn Carter   Composer
John Horesco   Engineer,Creation
Johnta Austin   Composer
Liz Hausle   Marketing
Kyambo "Hip Hop" Joshua   Composer
Bow Wow   Producer,Executive Producer
Bryan-Michael Cox   Composer,Producer
Curtis Jackson   Composer
Lil Scrappy   Composer
Ronnie Jackson   Composer
Tadd Mingo   Composer
Keith Sengbusch   Vocal Engineer
Dwayne Carter   Composer
Rufus Morgan   Composer,Vocal Engineer
Wyatt Oates   Engineer
Chris Feldman   Art Direction
Teddy Penderazdoun   Vocal Engineer
Teraike "Chris Styles" Crawford   Composer
No Id   Producer

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