The Price of Fame

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All Music Guide - David Jeffries
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - David Jeffries
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/19/2006
  • Label: Sony
  • UPC: 828768793220
  • Catalog Number: 87932
  • Sales rank: 387,109

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Intro (0:21)
  2. 2 Price of Fame (2:38)
  3. 3 4 Corners - Short Dawg (5:28)
  4. 4 Outta My System - T-Pain (3:58)
  5. 5 How You Move It (3:53)
  6. 6 Shortie Like Mine - Chris Brown (4:28)
  7. 7 Don't Know About That - Cocaine J (3:50)
  8. 8 Tell Me (3:34)
  9. 9 Damn Thing (2:43)
  10. 10 Bet That (3:45)
  11. 11 On Fiya (3:52)
  12. 12 Give It to You (3:10)
  13. 13 I'm a Flirt (4:36)
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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
No I.D. Producer
Shawn Carter Composer
John Horesco IV Engineer, Creation
Johnta Austin Composer
Liz Hausle Marketing
Kyambo "Hip Hop" Joshua Composer
Bow Wow Producer, Executive Producer
Vlado Meller Mastering
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
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