Unleashed (Bow Wow album)

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Studio album by Bow Wow
Released August 19, 2003
Recorded 2002–2003
Genre Hip hop
Label Columbia
Producer Bow Wow, Teresa Caldwell, Bink!, The Neptunes, Jazze Pha, Swizz Beatz, Lil' Jon
Bow Wow chronology
Doggy Bag
Singles from Doggy Bag
  1. "Let's Get Down"
    Released: June 24, 2003
  2. "My Baby"
    Released: 2003
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 2.5/5 stars[1]
Rolling Stone 2/5 stars[2]
Vibe 3/5 stars[3]

Unleashed is the third studio album by American rapper Bow Wow. It was released on August 19, 2003. It contains the singles "Let's Get Down", amongst others. It was his only album produced without his mentor Jermaine Dupri. He dropped the 'Lil' from his stage name after his film debut in Like Mike in 2002. The album debuted at number three on the US Billboard 200 chart, with 129,000 copies sold in the first week released.[4] A couple of months later the album was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) with an excess of 500,000 copies sold.[5]

Bow Wow has said in interviews that Birdman and the Hot Boys were an influence on this album due to working to keep up with his PG-13 rhyming to fit in more with the new hip hop culture than his previous. In a 106 & Park interview, Bow Wow revealed that Missy Elliott was slated to make a feature on the album, however her contribution never made the final cut. Originally Bow Wow was to appear on the album's cover with raised twin Glock pistols but the artwork was pulled at the last minute after the imagery was deemed unsuitable for many of Bow Wow's younger fans.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Get It Poppin'"   Kasseem Dean, Rahman "R.O.C." Griffin Swizz Beatz 3:28
2. "Let's Get Down" (featuring Birdman) Shad Moss, Phalon Alexander, Griffin, Clifford Harris Jazze Pha 4:11
3. "Eighteen"   Moss, Griffin, Harris, James Phillips, Jonathan Smith Lil Jon 4:50
4. "Follow Me"   Moss, Griffin, Roosevelt Harrell Bink! 3:53
5. "My Baby" (featuring Jagged Edge) Moss, Johntá Austin, Ryan Bowser, Griffin, Antoine "Bam" Macon Bam, Bowser 5:03
6. "The Don, The Dutch"   Moss, Griffin, Pharrell Williams The Neptunes 3:57
7. "The Movement"   Moss, Griffin, Williams The Neptunes 3:56
8. "I Can't Lose"   Moss, Alexander, Griffin Jazze Pha 4:02
9. "Hey Little Momma" (featuring Jagged Edge) Moss, Alexander, Brian Casey, Harris Jazze Pha 3:38
10. "I Got Ya'll"   Moss, Bowser, Harris, Macon Bam, Bowser 3:17
11. "I'll Move On" (featuring Mario) Griffin, Harris, Williams The Neptunes 4:06
12. "To My Mama" (featuring Amerie) Moss, Tenaia Sanders, Smith Lil Jon 5:17
13. "I'm Back"   Moss, Lenton Hutton L. T. Hutton 3:48


Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2003) Peak
US Billboard 200[7] 8
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[8] 3


  1. ^ Birchmeier, Jason. "Unleashed - Bow Wow". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved August 9, 2011. 
  2. ^ Rolling Stone review at the Wayback Machine (archived October 18, 2007)
  3. ^ Spin Media (September 2003). Vibe 11. Spin Media. p. 288. ISSN 1070-4701. Retrieved December 7, 2014. 
  4. ^ Harris, Chris (2005-07-20). "R. Kelly Fights Off Slim Thug And Bow Wow To Hold #1 - Music, Celebrity, Artist News". MTV. Retrieved 2012-03-13. 
  5. ^ "Recording Industry Association of America". RIAA. Retrieved 2012-03-13. 
  6. ^ "Unleashed - Bow Wow". AllMusic. 2003-07-22. Retrieved 2012-03-13. 
  7. ^ "Bow Wow Album & Song Chart History" Billboard 200 for Bow Wow. Prometheus Global Media.
  8. ^ "Bow Wow Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums for Bow Wow. Prometheus Global Media.