New Jack City II

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New Jack City, Pt. II
Studio album by Bow Wow
Released March 31, 2009[1]
Recorded 2006–09
Genre Hip hop
Length 43:06
Bow Wow chronology
Face Off
(2007)Face Off2007
New Jack City II
The Green Light
(2009)The Green Light2009
Limited version cover
Limited version 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 discs[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, Pt. II is the sixth studio album by American rapper Bow Wow.[11] It was released on March 31, 2009, by LBW Entertainment and Columbia Records. This is Bow Wow's first album to be released on his new label LBW Entertainment, and his first album to be receiving a parental advisory label for Adult Language. The album features guest appearances from Swizz Beatz, Jermaine Dupri, Nelly, Trey Songz, T-Pain, Ron Browz, Dondria and T.I..


The title of the album was executive producer Jermain Dupri's idea; it is based on the 1991 film New Jack City. Dupri felt that the relationship between himself and Bow Wow was reminiscent of the rancorous but successful business partnership between Nino and Gee Money, the two main drug dealers in New Jack City, and that the album was like the continued success that those two characters could have had in a sequel if they had been able to resolve their differences peacefully.[12]

There are 3 versions for this album released, which is a standard, a limited edition (including a Bonus DVD) and a Walmart version (which is only a clean edition, with three bonus tracks).


The lead single for his sixth album, "You Can Get It All", which features guest vocals from Johntá Austin, while it produced by Jermaine Dupri and Bryan-Michael Cox, was released.[13] This track contains a sample of TLC's hit "Baby, Baby, Baby".

The album's promotional single, "Marco Polo", which features guest vocals by Soulja Boy Tell 'Em (who also latter produced the song), was released accompanying by a music video. The music video was shot and filmed at the Aquatic Park, outside of an Atlanta Suburb (known as Sun Valley Beach), in Paulding Co. GA.[14] The music video premiered on the Soulja Boy Tell 'Em's YouTube page and was premiered via[15] FNMTV on July 25, 2008.[15] The album's second promotional single, "Big Girls", accompanying by a music video, premiered on YouTube (which was released the day, after the release of "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.[16]

The music video for "Roc The Mic", which features guest vocals by Jermaine Dupri (who also produced the song), was released. 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 Dupri was shot and filmed in Malibu, California and was later released. Both videos were directed by Hype Williams.[citation needed] A video was also filmed for "Pole In My Basement", with a strip club theme.It premiered on May 30, 2009 on Bow Wow's official YouTube page.

While he was on his tour bus, Bow Wow also made unofficial videos for his songs "Sunshine",[17] "Like This"[18] and "She's My".[19]

Commercial performance[edit]

New Jack City II debuted at number 16 on the US 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'.[20] Unfortunately for Bow Wow, UGK's album UGK 4 Life took the top spot during the week.

Track listing[edit]

Credits adapted from iTunes, Amazon and Discogs.[21][22][23]

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Get That Paper" Nitti 3:19
2. "What They Call Me" (featuring Nelly and Ron Browz)
3. "Roc the Mic" (featuring Jermaine Dupri)
  • Dupri
  • LRoc[a]
4. "Been Doin' This" (featuring T.I.)
5. "You Can Get It All" (featuring Johntá Austin)
  • Dupri
  • LRoc[a]
6. "Sunshine"
  • Dupri
  • LRoc[a]
7. "Like This" (featuring Johntá Austin and Dondria)
  • Dupri
  • LRoc[a]
8. "She's My" (featuring T-Pain) T-Pain 3:51
9. "I Ain't Playing" (featuring Trey Songz)
  • Dupri
  • Phillips
  • Austin
  • Dupri
  • LRoc[a]
10. "Pole In My Basement"
  • Moss
  • Christopher Gholson
Christopher "Drumma Boy" Gholson 4:16
11. "Shake It" (featuring Swizz Beatz)
Swizz Beatz 3:31
Total length: 43:06
Sample credits[23]


Chart positions[edit]

Chart (2009) Peak
US Billboard 200[24] 16
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[25] 5
US Top Rap Albums (Billboard)[26] 2


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  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"". 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. ^ "Bow & Soulja Boy Tell 'Em | Marco Polo | Behind The Scenes!". YouTube. 2008-07-10. Archived from the original on 2016-04-11. Retrieved 2012-03-03. 
  15. ^ a b "Soulja Boy & Bow Wow - Marco Polo [Music Video". YouTube. 2008-07-25. Retrieved 2012-03-03. 
  16. ^ "Big Girls". YouTube. 2008-07-26. Retrieved 2012-03-03. 
  17. ^ "Bow Wow "Sunshine" (Video)". YouTube. 2009-04-04. Retrieved 2012-03-03. 
  18. ^ "New Bow Wow "Like This" Video". YouTube. Retrieved 2012-03-03. 
  19. ^ "She'S My "Bow Wow" Video". YouTube. Retrieved 2012-03-03. 
  20. ^ BOW WOW!!LAST NEW JACK CITY PT.2 BLOG!!!!! on YouTube
  21. ^ "iTunes - Music - New Jack City, Pt. II by Bow Wow". iTunes Store. Retrieved May 14, 2016. 
  22. ^ "New Jack City, Pt. II (+3 Bonus Tracks) Extra tracks"., Inc. Retrieved May 17, 2016. 
  23. ^ a b "Bow Wow – New Jack City II". Discogs. Retrieved May 17, 2016. 
  24. ^ "Bow Wow – Chart history" Billboard 200 for Bow Wow.
  25. ^ "Bow Wow – Chart history" Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums for Bow Wow.
  26. ^ "Bow Wow – Chart history" Billboard Top Rap Albums for Bow Wow.

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