Wanted Reloaded [DualDisc]

Wanted Reloaded [DualDisc]

by Bow Wow
     
 

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Bow Wow comes back to the house of Jermaine Dupri for Wanted, an album that's solid but not stunning. With Dupri in the producer's chair for every song save one, Wanted is a So So Def release in every way but officially. There's that good old partying and swaggering that made So So Def great, but little of the glitz. For a rapper not known for knocking

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Bow Wow comes back to the house of Jermaine Dupri for Wanted, an album that's solid but not stunning. With Dupri in the producer's chair for every song save one, Wanted is a So So Def release in every way but officially. There's that good old partying and swaggering that made So So Def great, but little of the glitz. For a rapper not known for knocking 'em dead with his lyrics, this could be a problem. Fortunately, Bow Wow gets by on his charisma, cool, and choruses, which are extremely catchy. Even though the album plays off its title too much -- pretending that Bow Wow is a much bigger star in 2005 than he really is -- it's hard not to appreciate how this scrappy rapper keeps things interesting despite the B-level beats. "Do You" is a "Return of the Mack"-type number that really blows Bow Wow's popularity out of proportion, but it's made for the tweenies and teens who have the rapper's Right On! pinup in their lockers. Everything else here works on a more adult level, often very well. "Let Me Hold You" with Omarion and "Like You" with Ciara are sensual highlights, and "B.O.W." is a surprisingly skeletal number that finds BW bringing it with nothing but a sparse drumbeat to support him. Snoop collectors need not worry about obtaining his minimal appearance here, and there's really nothing necessary enough to push this to anyone but the So So Def and/or Bow Wow faithful. Perhaps Dupri and Bow Wow think this stark production boosts the rapper's thug factor, but he's a pop thug who doesn't swear much and he never claims to be carrying any heat. At the very least, it's an interesting way to develop a child star into an adult star, and a hook-filled one at that. [Wanted Reloaded relaunched the Wanted album with new artwork and a new DVD with the videos for "Big Dreams" and "Caviar." The bonus features from the original DualDisc version of Wanted -- a Surround Sound mix of the album and an interactive "Direct Your Own Video" feature -- are also included.]

Product Details

Release Date:
12/13/2005
Label:
Sony
UPC:
0828767552729
catalogNumber:
75527

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Performance Credits

Bow Wow   Primary Artist,Multi Instruments
Billy Odum   Guitar
Johnta Austin   Background Vocals
Wadler "Wattz" Gauthier   Background Vocals
Kitt Reuter Foss   Soprano (Vocal)

Technical Credits

Prince   Engineer
Quincy Jones   Composer
R. Bell   Composer
Jermaine Dupri   Producer,Executive Producer
J.C. Phillips   Composer
B. Russell   Composer
R. Simpson   Composer
John Horesco   Engineer
Bow Wow   Programming,Producer
Bryan-Michael Cox   Producer
Chris Feldmann   Art Direction
Shon Don   Engineer
Tadd Mingo   Engineer

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