Fresh Azimiz

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"Fresh Azimiz"
Fresh Azimiz.jpg
Single by Bow Wow featuring J-Kwon & Jermaine Dupri
from the album Wanted
Released December 21, 2005
Format Digital download
Recorded 2005
Genre Hip hop
Length 4:31 (Album Version)
3:48 (Radio Edit)
Label Columbia
Writer(s) Jermaine Dupri, J. Phillips
Producer(s) Jermaine Dupri
Bow Wow singles chronology
"I Think They Like Me (Remix)"
(2005)
"Fresh Azimiz"
(2005)
"Shortie Like Mine"
(2006)
J-Kwon singles chronology
"Hood Hop"
(2004)
"Fresh Azimiz"
(2005)
"Boo-Boo (Holdin' Me Down)"
(2008)
Jermaine Dupri singles chronology
"Get Your Number"
(2005)
"Fresh Azimiz"
(2005)
"Dem Jeans"
(2006)

"Fresh Azimiz" ("fresh as I'm is") is a single featured on rapper Bow Wow's 2005 album Wanted. It is the third song after his chart topping singles "Let Me Hold You" with singer Omarion and "Like You" with Ciara. It features J-Kwon & Jermaine Dupri. The song was produced by Jermaine Dupri. The song became his third Top 40 single from his 2005 album Wanted, peaking at number 23 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Although released through Columbia Records, the lyrics on the 2nd verse of the original song explains that Bow Wow still has close ties to So So Def Recordings ("Records say Columbia, but I'm So So man").

Rumored Diss to Romeo[edit]

Rumors circulated that the song was meant to attack rapper Romeo Miller, with the line, "18 nigga, making more than your Dad." The line in question is actually borrowed from LL Cool J's song, "The Do Wop" on the classic album Bigger and Deffer. Bow Wow later confirmed that the line was not aimed at Master P or Romeo Miller. Because that Romeo dedicated the song of "God's Gift" entitled "U Can't Shine Like Me" with the line "You a Mama's boy I'm a son of a hustler".

Live performance[edit]

On April 1, 2006, Bow Wow performed "Fresh Azimiz" at the 2006 Kids' Choice Awards as part of a musical duel with singer Chris Brown inspired by the 1986 Run-D.M.C. music video "Walk This Way".[1]

Remix[edit]

A remix of this song features rapper Mike Jones, replacing Bow Wow's 2nd verse. There is a video for the remix, with additional scenes with Bow Wow & Jones throughout the video and Bow Wow's verse removed and Mike Jones' instead comes in and raps. Jones also makes an appearance on the original version's video.

Charts[edit]

Chart (2005-06) Peak
position
US Billboard Hot 100[2] 23
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[3] 13
US Hot Rap Songs (Billboard)[4] 6

References[edit]

  1. ^ Moss, Corey (April 3, 2006). "Will Smith Issues A Warning, Timberlake Thanks His Butt At Kids' Choice Awards". MTV. Viacom. Retrieved May 26, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Bow Wow – Chart history" Billboard Hot 100 for Bow Wow. Retrieved September 15, 2014.
  3. ^ "Bow Wow – Chart history" Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs for Bow Wow. Retrieved September 15, 2014.
  4. ^ "Bow Wow – Chart history" Billboard Hot Rap Songs for Bow Wow. Retrieved September 15, 2014.

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