Bow Wow will not be missed
When Jay Z uttered the word retirement, rap aficionados felt like a piece of them was gone. The Brooklyn rapper had a full-fledged retirement project in The Black Album, which served as his proverbial swan song. He even had a film to compliment his impeccable legacy in Fade to Black. You see, many rappers salivate for a fairy tale ending for their prestigious careers. Sadly, a lot of them won’t ever get that opportunity.
This past weekend, Bow Wow was the next rapper to reveal his desire to retire at the age of 29. When he made the announcement on Twitter, all we heard were crickets. Correction, all we heard was laughter and sighs of relief. We’re not trying to diminish the career of Shad Moss, but, quite frankly, we’ll always cherish Lil Bow Wow more than Bow Wow. Take a look at some of his not too pleasant moments on the mic.
Remember when he tried to diss Lil Romeo
That was an epic fail. A Romeo Vs. Bow Wow rap battle was something that puzzled the rap world. No one would ever confuse this battle as a contentious one like Jay Z Vs Nas in the early 2000s.
Lil Bow Wow > Big Bow Wow
Not to be the bearer of bad news, but Bow Wow hasn’t dropped a quality record in some time. In fact, most of his records were better when he was younger. Now, let’s not discredit the man. “Outta My System” was definitely a break-up anthem necessary on any playlist. Still, no one can ever deny his debut album, Beware of the Dog , because it was laced with nothing but bangers.
‘Faceoff’ was a pathetic attempt at a ‘Best of Both Worlds’ album
We seriously wanted to see these guys trump all of the pundits out there who had zero faith in them. Now, we completely understand their musical limitations. We weren’t hoping for a Jay Z and R.Kelly collaborative kind of effort, but we definitely thought Face-off would have packed more of a punch. “Hey Baby” was beyond mediocre. This love-infused album was strictly for sappy romantics itching to salvage the remnants of their deteriorating relationships.