New Jack City II

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New Jack City II
Studio album by Bow Wow
Released March 31, 2009[1]
Recorded 2007–2008
Genre Hip hop
Length 43:00
Label LBW Entertainment, Columbia
Producer Bow Wow (exec.), Jermaine Dupri (exec.), Michael Mauldin (exec.), Lil Ronnie, Soulja Boy Tell 'Em, J. R. Rotem, Swizz Beatz, DJ Khaled, Drumma Boy, Nitti, T-Pain, Bryan-Michael Cox , DJ Toomp, Ron Browz, No I.D.
Bow Wow chronology
Face Off
(2007)
New Jack City II
(2009)
Underrated
(TBA)
Limited Edition Cover
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[2]
Common Sense Media 2/5 stars[3]
DJBooth 3.5/5 stars[4]
IGN (6.7/10)[5]
PopMatters 2/10 stars[6]
The Smoking Section 3/5 stars[7]
USA Today 2/4 stars[8]
Vibe (unfavorable)[9]
XXL 3/5 stars (L)[10]

New Jack City II is the sixth studio album by American rapper Bow Wow.[11] This is Bow Wow's first solo album to receive a Parental Advisory label for Adult Language.

Album information[edit]

The album was released on March 31, 2009. On Bow Wow's and JD's YouTube page, JD explains the title of the album.[12] The first official single for the album will be You Can Get It All featuring Johntá Austin and produced by Jermaine Dupri and Bryan-Michael Cox.[13] This single samples TLC's hit "Baby, Baby, Baby."

Guest appearances confirmed include Swizz Beatz, Jermaine Dupri, Nelly, Trey Songz, T-Pain, Ron Browz, Dondria Nicole, Lil Eddie and T.I.. Bow Wow tried to get Kid Rock on the song "Sunshine", but was unsuccessful.[14][15]

Three versions of the album will be released. A Standard Version, a Limited Edition includes a Bonus DVD & a Walmart Version (Only a Clean Edition) with 3 Bonus Tracks.

Videos[edit]

The first video for the promotional single "Marco Polo" was recorded in an aquatic park outside of an Atlanta Suburb known as Sun Valley Beach, in Paulding Co. GA.[16] The music video premiered on the Soulja Boy Tell 'Em Youtube page and on[17] FNMTV on July 25, 2008.[17]

The second video for the promotional single "Big Girls" premiered on Youtube one day after "Marco Polo". The complete version was released later on Youtube for some time but then removed again for unknown reasons. There is no official date on the videos re-release.[18]

The video for the song "Roc The Mic" is released and is featuring and produced by Jermaine Dupri. It was shot in Los Angeles, California near the Staples Center. The video for the song "You Can Get It All" featuring Johntá Austin and produced by Jermaine Dupri was shot in Malibu, California and has also been released. Both videos were directed by Hype Williams.[citation needed] Bow Wow confirmed that he will be shooting a video for "Pole In My Basement". The video will be shot in a strip club theme. The "Pole In My Basement" video is set to premiere on May 30, 2009 at 9 am EST on Bow Wow's official Youtube page.

In his tour bus, Bow Wow has made videos for the songs "Sunshine",[19] "Like This"[20] and "She's My"[21] on his Youtube page, but the videos are home videos and not official videos.

Sales[edit]

New Jack City II debuted at number sixteen on the Billboard 200. On one of his YouTube videos, Bow Wow asked his fans to help him get the number one rap album - as a 'birthday gift'.[22] Unfortunately for Bow Wow, Southern rap group UGK's UGK 4 Life took the top spot that week.

Track listing[edit]

# Title Featured performer(s) Writer(s) Producer Length Sample credits
1 Get That Paper Shad Moss, Chadron Moore Nitti 3:19
2 What They Call Me Nelly and Ron Browz Jermaine Mauldin, Cornell Hayes, Jr., Jaron Alston, James Calloway, Leroy Jackson, Aaron Davenport Jermaine Dupri, LRoc* 3:58
  • Contains elements and a sample of "Big Time" by Rick James, written by James Calloway, Leroy Jackson and Aaron Davenport.
3 Roc the Mic Jermaine Dupri J. Dupri, Douglas Davis, Ricky Walters, Thomas Randolph Bell, Linda Epstein, Kenneth Gamble Jermaine Dupri, LRoc* 3:48
4 Been Doin' This T.I. S. Moss, Clifford Harris, Lamar Edwards Marz, T.I. 4:52
5 You Can Get It All Johntá Austin J. Dupri, James Phillips, Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds, Antonio "L.A." Reid, Daryl Simmons Jermaine Dupri, LRoc* 3:37
  • Contains interpolations of the hit song "Baby-Baby-Baby" by TLC, and written by Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds, Antonio "L.A." Reid and Daryl Simmons.
6 Sunshine (backing vocals by Johntá Austin) J. Dupri, Lee Hazlewood Jermaine Dupri, LRoc* 3:27
7 Like This Dondria and Johntá Austin S. Moss, J. Dupri, J. Alston, J. Phillips, James Harris, Terry Lewis Jermaine Dupri, LRoc* 3:40
  • Contains interpolations of "Even When You Sleep" by The SOS Band, and written by James Harris and Terry Lewis.
8 She's My T-Pain Faheem Najm, David "Preach" Balfour, Babyface, Darnell Bristol T-Pain 3:51
  • Contains interpolations and a sample of "Roni" by Bobby Brown, and written by Babyface and Darnell Bristol.
9 I Ain't Playing Trey Songz J. Dupri, J. Phillips, Johntá Austin Jermaine Dupri, LRoc* 4:47
10 Pole In My Basement S. Moss, Christopher Gholson Drumma Boy 4:16
11 Shake It Swizz Beatz S. Moss, Kasseem Dean, Rahman Lang Swizz Beatz 3:31

Deluxe edition[edit]

Personnel[edit]

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (2009) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard 200 16
U.S. Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums 5
U.S. Billboard Top Rap Albums 2

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Upcoming Releases". HITS Daily Double. Retrieved 2012-03-03. 
  2. ^ Kellman, Andy (2009-03-31). "New Jack City II - Bow Wow". Allmusic. Retrieved 2012-08-29. 
  3. ^ Bruzzese, Stephanie. "New Jack City II - Music Review". Common Sense Media. Retrieved 2013-06-11. 
  4. ^ Nathan S. "Bow Wow - New Jack City II". DJBooth. Retrieved 2012-08-29. 
  5. ^ White, Finn (2009-04-07). "Bow Wow - New Jack City II Review". IGN. Retrieved 2012-08-29. 
  6. ^ Ranta, Alan (2009-05-01). "Bow Wow: New Jack City II". PopMatters. Retrieved 2012-08-29. 
  7. ^ TC (2009-04-02). ""Like This" - Review of Bow Wow's New Jack City II". The Smoking Section. Retrieved 2012-08-29. 
  8. ^ Jones, Steve (2009-04-07). "Bow Wow, New Jack City: Not So New City". USA Today. Retrieved 2013-06-11. 
  9. ^ Garraud, Tracy (2009-04-07). "Bow Wow: New Jack City II". Vibe. Archived from the original on 2009-04-07. Retrieved 2012-08-29. 
  10. ^ Cantor, Paul (2009-02-25). "Bow Wow: New Jack City Pt.2". XXL. Retrieved 2013-06-11. 
  11. ^ "Video: Bow Wow Hangs Up The Mic: Wants To Pursue Acting & His Clothing Line: "I Want To Close A Chapter In The Bow Wow Legacy. Everybody Is Flopping. Stop Worrying About Sales. Its All About Being Big On The Internet"". Worldstarhiphop.com. 2009-04-13. Retrieved 2012-03-03. 
  12. ^ "Living The Life (Jd Making A Song)". YouTube. 2008-11-09. Retrieved 2012-03-03. 
  13. ^ "BOW WOW 1ST SINGLE "YOU CAN GET IT ALL"". YouTube. 2009-01-14. Retrieved 2012-03-03. 
  14. ^ "Comments on: Video: Snoop Dogg & Too Short – Freaky Tales". Realtalkny.uproxx.com. Retrieved 2012-03-03. 
  15. ^ "Chris Brown | Bow Wow | Girl Clothes | Pretty Ricky Pictures | Girls | Music Free at". Princebow.com. Retrieved 2012-03-03. 
  16. ^ "Bow & Soulja Boy Tell 'Em | Marco Polo | Behind The Scenes!". YouTube. 2008-07-10. Retrieved 2012-03-03. [dead link]
  17. ^ a b "Soulja Boy & Bow Wow - Marco Polo [Music Video". YouTube. 2008-07-25. Retrieved 2012-03-03. 
  18. ^ "Big Girls". YouTube. 2008-07-26. Retrieved 2012-03-03. 
  19. ^ "Bow Wow "Sunshine" (Video)". YouTube. 2009-04-04. Retrieved 2012-03-03. 
  20. ^ "New Bow Wow "Like This" Video". YouTube. Retrieved 2012-03-03. 
  21. ^ "She'S My "Bow Wow" Video". YouTube. Retrieved 2012-03-03. 
  22. ^ BOW WOW!!LAST NEW JACK CITY PT.2 BLOG!!!!! on YouTube

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