|New Jack City II|
|Studio album by|
|Released||March 31, 2009|
|Bow Wow chronology|
|Limited version cover|
|Common Sense Media|||
|The Smoking Section|||
New Jack City II is the sixth studio album by American rapper Bow Wow. 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.
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. 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. The music video premiered on the Soulja Boy Tell 'Em's YouTube page and was premiered via FNMTV on July 25, 2008. 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.
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. 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.
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'. Unfortunately for Bow Wow, UGK's album UGK 4 Life took the top spot during the week.
|1.||"Get That Paper"||Nitti||3:19|
|2.||"What They Call Me" (featuring Nelly and Ron Browz)||3:58|
|3.||"Roc the Mic" (featuring Jermaine Dupri)||3:48|
|4.||"Been Doin' This" (featuring T.I.)||4:52|
|5.||"You Can Get It All" (featuring Johntá Austin)||3:37|
|7.||"Like This" (featuring Johntá Austin and Dondria)||3:40|
|8.||"She's My" (featuring T-Pain)||T-Pain||3:51|
|9.||"I Ain't Playing" (featuring Trey Songz)||4:47|
|10.||"Pole In My Basement"||Christopher "Drumma Boy" Gholson||4:16|
|11.||"Shake It" (featuring Swizz Beatz)||Swizz Beatz||3:31|
|Amazon version bonus tracks|
|13.||"Marco Polo" (featuring Soulja Boy)||Soulja Boy||4:17|
|14.||"Anything You Can Do"||Amadeus||4:02|
- ^[a] signifies a co-producer.
- "What They Call Me" features uncredited vocals by Jermaine Dupri
- "Sunshine" features backing vocals by Johntá Austin.
- Sample credits
- "What They Call Me" contains a sample of "Big Time" performed by Rick James, written by James Calloway, Leroy Jackson and Aaron Davenport.
- "Roc the Mic" contains a sample of "La Di Da Di" performed by Doug E. Fresh, The Get Fresh Crew and Slick Rick, written by Douglas Davis and Ricky Walters; also contains interpolations of "Break Up to Make Up" performed by The Stylistics, written by Thomas Randolph Bell, Linda Epstein and Kenneth Gamble.
- "You Can Get It All" contains interpolations of "Baby-Baby-Baby" performed by TLC, written by Kenneth Edmonds, Antonio Reid and Daryl Simmons.
- "Sunshine" contains elements of "These Boots Are Made for Walkin'" performed by Nancy Sinatra, written by Lee Hazlewood.
- "Like This" contains interpolations of "Even When You Sleep" performed by The SOS Band, written by James Harris and Terry Lewis.
- "She's My" contains interpolations and a sample of "Roni" performed by Bobby Brown, written by Kenneth Edmonds and Darnell Bristol.
|US Billboard 200||16|
|US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)||5|
|US Top Rap Albums (Billboard)||2|
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