"Can't drive but I keep the party live." That line, from "The Wickedest"—one of 13 tracks on this playful effort—is an apt description of the teen rap phenomenon known as Lil' Bow Wow.

"Can't drive but I keep the party live." That line, from "The Wickedest"—one of 13 tracks on this playful effort—is an apt description of the teen rap phenomenon known as Lil' Bow Wow. Picking up where his multi-platinum debut, Beware of Dog, left off, the 14-year-old begins by giving props to fans and DJs for their support on "Thank You." Then he rhapsodizes about everything from the perfect girl (the bouncy "All I Know") to the afterglow of success ("Take Ya Home," "Crazy," featuring Da Brat)—sprinkling in references to Madonna and football great Walter Payton. Throughout this fun, fast-paced set one thing remains certain: Lil' Bow Wow's serious ability to reel off raps on par with his older counterparts. As he notes on "Off the Glass," "I've been in this game since the age of six. So by the time I'm 20, I'ma be ridiculous." A ballsy statement, indeed. But one that will be easily confirmed—or not—in six years time.—GM

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