The Price of Fame

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The Price of Fame
Studio album by Bow Wow
Released December 19, 2006 (US)
Recorded 2005–2006
Genre Hip hop
Label LBW Entertainment/Sony BMG/Columbia
Producer Bow Wow, Jermaine Dupri, Nitti, Lil Ronnie, R. Kelly
Bow Wow chronology
Wanted
(2005)
The Price of Fame
(2006)
Face Off
(2007)
Singles from The Price of Fame
  1. "Shortie Like Mine"
    Released: October 2, 2006
  2. "Outta My System"
    Released: February 13, 2007
  3. "I'm a Flirt"
    Released: March 2, 2007
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[1]
RapReviews (4/10)[2]

The Price of Fame is the fifth studio album by American rapper Bow Wow. It was released on December 19, 2006. The first single "Shortie Like Mine" featuring Chris Brown and Johntá Austin. The second single "Outta My System". The third single "I Don't Know About That". The fourth and final single was supposed to be "4 Corners", but was never released as a single and a video was not shot. Every track on the album is edited, although explicit versions of songs such as "Shortie Like Mine", "4 Corners", and "I Don't Know About That" were recorded.

The album debuted at number six on the US Billboard 200 chart, with 262,001 copies sold in the first-week of sales.[3] A month later the album was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) with an excess of 500,000 copies.[4] Producers and guest appearances are featured on the album, including Jermaine Dupri, Chris Brown, Johntá Austin, Young Jinsu, The late Pimp C, T-Pain, Lil Scrappy, Short Dawg, Khleo Thomas, Young Capone, R. Kelly, Nitty, Lil Ronnie, among others.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Intro"       0:21
2. "Price of Fame"   Shad Moss, Ronnie Jackson Bow Wow, Lil Ronnie 2:38
3. "4 Corner" (featuring Lil Scrappy, Pimp C, Short Dawg and Lil Wayne) Chad Butler, Dwayne Carter, Jr., Shawn Carter, Jermaine Dupri, Kyambo Joshua, Darryl Richardson, Timothy Mosley, James Phillips Jermaine Dupri, LRoc*, No I.D.* 5:28
4. "Outta My System" (featuring T-Pain and Johntá Austin) Jaron Alston, Dupri, Rick James Jermaine Dupri, LRoc*, No I.D.* 3:58
5. "How You Move It"   Teraike Crawford, Dupri, Curtis Jackson, Phillips, Phillip Pitts Jermaine Dupri, LRoc* 3:53
6. "Shortie Like Mine" (featuring Chris Brown and Johntá Austin) Johntá Austin, Bryan-Michael Cox, Dupri, Shawntae Harris Jermaine Dupri, Bryan-Michael Cox* 4:28
7. "Don't Know About That" (featuring Coke J and Young Capone) Dupri, Chadron Moore, Rodriguez Vashaun Smith Jermaine Dupri, Nitti 3:50
8. "Tell Me"   Dupri, Timmy Gatling, Harris, Phillips, Alton "Wokie" Stewart Jermaine Dupri, LRoc* 3:34
9. "Damn Thing" (featuring Da Brat) Dupri, Phillips, Anthony "T." Waters Jermaine Dupri, LRoc* 2:43
10. "Bet That" (featuring Khleo Thomas) Jaron Alston, Dupri, Phillips Jermaine Dupri, LRoc* 3:45
11. "On Fiya"   Moss, Tad Mingo, Rufus Morgan Free Agentz 3:52
12. "Give It to You"   Moss, Jackson Bow Wow, Lil Ronnie 3:10
  • (*) Denotes co-producer.
Notes
  • Track 2, "Price of Fame", featuring uncredited vocals by Young Jinsu.
  • Track 5, "How You Move It", featuring uncredited vocals by Da Brat.
Sample credits
  • "4 Corners", contains excepts from "Big Pimpin'" as performed by Jay-Z featuring UGK, and written by Shawn Carter, Chad Butler, Bernard Freeman, Timothy Mosley and Kyambo Joshua.
  • "Outta My System" (feat. Johntá Austin and T-Pain), samples of "Hollywood" as performed by Rick James, and written by James Johnson, Jr.
  • "How You Move It", contains interpolations from the composition "Disco Inferno as performed by 50 Cent, and written by Curtis Jackson, Teraike Crawford and Phillip Pitts.
  • "Tell Me", contains interpolations from the composition "When Will I See You Smile Again?" by Bell Biv DeVoe, and written by Timmy Gatling and Alton "Wokie" Stewart.

Bonus track[edit]

The album was released with the bonus track "I'm a Flirt" (featuring R. Kelly). This was due to be the album's second single, but it was changed to "Outta My System". The remix to "I'm A Flirt", with T.I. and T-Pain, is on R. Kelly's 2007 album Double Up and does not include Bow Wow. On downloadable music sites and YouTube, Bow Wow's verse was added to the beginning of the remix and is credited as Bow Wow & R. Kelly featuring T.I. and T-Pain.

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2006) Peak
position
US Billboard 200[5] 6
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[6] 2
US Top Rap Albums (Billboard)[7] 2

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