In the summers of the 2000s, the “Scream Tour” was always one for the books. Launched in 2001 with Bow Wow as the headliner, the annual tour dates also featured the likes of B2K, Jhene Aiko, Marques Houston, Pretty Ricky, and more — up until 2012 for the last Scream Tour.
Jul 17, 2023
Bow Wow first officially stepped onto the music scene at age 13 with the release of his debut album, “Beware of Dog.” The album went on to become certified double-platinum by the RIAA and signaled the upward trajectory of his career at the time.
Apr 24, 2023
As of late, artists have been receiving flack online over their meet and greet prices. After numerous photos of Chris Brown posing with his fans went viral, people learned that the charge for the experience was $1,000. The “Call Me Every Day” singer took a moment to address the circulating meet and greets and its alleged price.
Sep 6, 2022
Talk to Jermaine Dupri very nicely, as he is set to receive an honorary doctor of fine arts degree from the Art Institute of Atlanta (Ai Atlanta). According to a press release, the legendary songwriter will receive the achievement for his influence throughout the music industry.
May 13, 2022
With two decades in the game, Bow Wow still isn’t letting up on his hustle. In February, the rapper announced his partnership with KISS Colors & Care as its celebrity ambassador, as previously reported by AfroTech. Fast forward to a month later, he’s now the face of the Polaris Make Your Mark campaign, HipHopDX reports. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Slingshot® (@polarisslingshot) As he continues to work with brands, Bow Wow acknowledged in an interview with the outlet that his business ventures’ success is thanks to Jay-Z and Diddy blazing the path before him. “He’s definitely one of the [firsts],” he said in reference to Ice-T sharing in a past interview about Snoop Dogg being a pioneer of the rapper turned mogul pipeline. “I think what Ice-T probably means is this was the first gangster rapper; somebody who came up gang-banging and all of a sudden, everybody in America loves him. And we can credit him for that. But for, me JAY-Z and Puff as rappers in Hip Hop were...
Mar 16, 2022
In January 2022, Bow Wow and Ray J released a joint statement claiming that they were working on a new project together. Atlanta Black Star reported that the pair didn’t specify what they were working on at that time, though the RAYCON mogul teased that he and the “The Price of Fame” rapper (whose birth name is Shad Moss) were working on a new television show. This business move is just the latest of many that Bow Wow has made over the course of his career. Starting out at the tender young age of nine-years-old, when he was going by the name “Kid Gangsta,” Moss had a burgeoning career. During a show in Los Angeles, he was discovered by none other than Snoop Dogg, who gave him a guest spot on the song “Gz and Hustlas.” It was, reportedly, Snoop himself who gave Moss his stage name “Lil Bow Wow.” Since then, of course, Moss has grown up significantly. He’s also expanded his business ventures to include acting, investments, and even a du-rag line. All this hard work, reports Celebrity...
Mar 9, 2022
Space is for everyone and this artist is here to prove it! Movies can be instrumental in planting seeds that will eventually lead to purpose. This was the case for emerging artist and author Jesse Forte (Jforte), who became fascinated by Buzz Lightyear’s character from “Toy Story.” With a nudge from a fifth-grade teacher, Forte believed he could reach “Infinity and Beyond!” Decades later, the multi-talented creative finally secured his big start in July 2021. After applying to various analog astronaut missions around the world, Jforte became a part of the Lunares Research team in Poland in 2021. Now, Jforte is preparing for his second analog training and hopes to be amongst the stars within the next 18 to 20 months. “Letting the young kids from around the world — especially little Black girls and boys that look like me — see that it’s possible for a brother with melanin dripping from his veins with dreads and gold chains to go to space. I want them to say ‘If he can do it, I can...
Feb 28, 2022
Say what you want about Bow Wow, but let the record show that he’s been securing the bag since he was Mr. 106 & Park. Recently, social media started a debate that on one end was dismissive of the rapper’s music career. Despite the naysayers throughout his two-decade run in the industry, Bow Wow has always run things as a businessman. You may have seen him at your local beauty store over the years after he started his own durag line, Power Wave, with RED by KISS — a hair care company. And it’s now been announced that the collaboration is being taken to a higher level for the former child star. Bow Wow has partnered with KISS Colors & Care as its celebrity ambassador, according to a press release. “From the jump, I’ve been a fan of the KISS brand and everything they do to help us push the culture through hair. I knew from day one, our collaboration would be the perfect fit because I know they care about their customers and giving them the best, top-of-the-line, products,” he shared in...
Feb 2, 2022
Cue the “Dinner With Jay-Z” jokes. Bow Wow recently took to Instagram to credit Hova with providing him with a much-needed financial literacy mindset. “We gotta start teaching the youth early about credit and how important it is,” he wrote in the story, per HotNewHipHop. “It’s cool to have cash, but with good credit … man the world is yours! Nothing like looking at all 3 scores and you a 730 or better!!!! Learn the importance of having good credit! Trust me.” He then credited Jay-Z’s “4:44” album with providing him with the blueprint, because “I ain’t never looked back.” View this post on Instagram A post shared by HOLLYWOOD UNLOCKED (@hollywoodunlocked) As fans of the album are aware, the themes in “4:44” include building generational wealth and leaving a legacy to your children — which, incidentally, are the same types of themes that Black women like The Budgetnista talk about in their financial literacy books . But, hey, however you get your knowledge is fine — as long as you get...
Nov 19, 2021