Chart-topping Epic quartet B2K and newcomer Jhene will join Bow Wow (who at 15 is trying to shed the "Lil'" from his moniker) on his summer's Scream 2 tour, which kicks off July 25 in Memphis. B2K is

Chart-topping Epic quartet B2K and newcomer Jhene will join Bow Wow (who at 15 is trying to shed the "Lil'" from his moniker) on his summer's Scream 2 tour, which kicks off July 25 in Memphis. B2K is a veteran of last year's incarnation of the trek.

Thirty-five dates have been slated so far, running through a Sept. 29 gig in Jacksonville, Fla., with more likely to be confirmed, according to a statement from Bow Wow's record label, So So Def/Columbia.

The tour comes in support of Bow Wow's sophomore album, "Doggy Bag," which debuted at No. 2 on Billboard's Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart and No. 11 on The Billboard 200. His 2000 So So Def/Columbia debut, "Beware of Dog," bowed at No. 3 on the R&B/Hip-Hop chart and No. 8 on The Billboard 200.

B2K's self-titled debut entered Billboard's Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart at No. 1 and The Billboard 200 at No. 2 upon its release in March. First single "Uh Huh" had reigned atop Billboard's Hot 100 Singles Sales chart for eight consecutive weeks prior to the album's bow.

Jhene, the teenage cousin of B2K's Lil' Fizz, is currently writing and rehearsing for her debut Epic set, for which a release date has not yet been set.

As previously reported, Bow Wow will make his feature film debut in the upcoming 20th Century Fox film "Like Mike." Due July 12 in North American theaters, the film finds the rapper starring as an orphan who finds sneakers that were "allegedly" worn by basketball legend Michael Jordan. By wearing them, he becomes an extraordinary player and the youngest ever to go pro.

Here are the confirmed Scream 2 tour dates:

July 25: Memphis (Mid-South Coliseum)
July 26: Nashville (Municipal Auditorium)
July 27: Atlanta (Phillips Arena)
July 28: Greenville, S.C. (Greenville Coliseum)
Aug. 1: Charlotte, N.C. (Cricket Arena)
Aug. 2: Greensboro, N.C. (Greensboro Coliseum)
Aug. 3: Washington, D.C. (MCI Center)
Aug. 4: Hampton, Va. (Hampton Coliseum)
Aug. 7: New York (Madison Square Garden)
Aug. 8: Uniondale, N.Y. (Nassau Coliseum)
Aug. 9: Boston (Fleet Center)
Aug. 10: Bridgeport, Conn. (Arena at Harbor Yard)
Aug. 11: Trenton, N.J. (Sovereign Bank Arena)
Aug. 13: Clarkston, Mich. (DTE Energy Music Theatre)
Aug. 16: Rosemont, Ill. (Allstate Arena)
Aug. 17: St. Louis (Davis Center)
Aug. 18: Dayton, Ohio (Nutter Center)
Aug. 23: Austin, Texas (Frank Ervin Center)
Aug. 24: Dallas (Smirnoff Center)
Aug. 30: Los Angeles (the Forum)
Aug. 31: Concord, Calif. (Concord Pavilion)
Sept. 1: San Jose, Calif. (Compaq Center)
Sept. 4: Denver (Fiddler's Green)
Sept. 6: Kansas City, Mo. (Starlight Theatre)
Sept. 7: Little Rock, Ark. (Alltel Arena)
Sept. 13: Detroit (Cobo Arena)
Sept. 14: Cleveland (CSU Convocation Center)
Sept. 15: Baltimore (Baltimore Arena)
Sept. 20: Philadelphia (First Union Center)
Sept. 21: Raleigh, N.C. (Raleigh Entertainment & Sports Arena)
Sept. 22: Charlotte, N.C. (Coliseum)
Sept. 26: Augusta, Ga. (Civic Center)
Sept. 27: Tampa, Fla. (Ice Palace)
Sept. 28: Miami (American Airlines Arena)
Sept. 29: Jacksonville, Fla. (Veterans Memorial Coliseum)

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