In what can only be described as the most damning example of how the music industry has lost any semblance of influence and esteem in today’s artistic sphere, Bow Wow has declared that his number-one priority is now acting. While there were signs of fatigue in his oeuvre, like naming his last solo album The Price Of Fame
, it’s still startling to see one of the most promising and imaginative rappers of the young generation say that acting is more important to him right now. “Music is second to me right now,” he told MTV
. Acting is my number-one priority… and this is the first time in my acting career I’ve been able to do movies back to back to back. I don’t wanna lose that momentum. I don’t know if this opportunity will ever come around again, so I want to abuse it as much as I can.” Abuse. Interesting choice of words.
Don’t worry, fans, Bow Wow still has at least one more album, H.I.M. (History In Making) planned, and it has proposed tracks like “‘Pole In My Basement” and “Get Money N—as” as well as rumored guest stars like Lil’ Wayne, 50 Cent, Bone Thugs, and Ashley Tisdale. So it’s not like we’re being left without a dope beat to step to. Still, Wow seems so disillusioned with the industry that it’s hard to believe it’s only been eight years since this fresh-faced wunderkind first stepped on the scene.
Could it all have been so simple? If we’ve truly lost this talent to the silver screen and the teachings of Stella Adler, I’ll never forgive Jermaine Dupri.
Bow Wow Has Big Love For The Big Screen [MTV]
Lil’ Bow Wow [YouTube]