Bow Wow showcases a new, more mature attitude on his third set, "Unleashed." With mentor/So So Def CEO Jermaine Dupri no longer at the helm, Bow Wow took full creative control and enlisted a host of A

Bow Wow showcases a new, more mature attitude on his third set, "Unleashed." With mentor/So So Def CEO Jermaine Dupri no longer at the helm, Bow Wow took full creative control and enlisted a host of A-list producers for the set. Jazze Pha manned the boards on lead single "Let's Get Down," an infectious track that features Baby. The cut has already re-established the rapper's teen-dream status with the "106 & Park" crowd. Bow Wow gets serious on the Neptunes-produced "The Movement," a sparse, midtempo tune in which the Cleveland native—who here sounds like a young 2Pac—tackles such issues as the ghetto, war and censorship. While tracks like "The Movement" prove that Bow Wow is no longer a kid, the rapper knows he still has some growing up to do. The melodic "Eighteen," produced by Lil Jon, addresses just that. Who knew adolescence could have such a great backbeat?—RH

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