On May 18, 2012, after several delays, Bow Wow released the first single from the album titled "Better" featuring T-Pain.
The music video for the song was directed by Bow Wow's personal cameraman Rico Da Crook and was a success on 106 & Park and made it to the top of the countdown.
At the age of 13, in 2000, he debuted with Beware of Dog under the stage name Lil' Bow Wow. Bow Wow appeared on the remix of Jo Jo's single "Baby It's You" in 2004. Its first single was "Let Me Hold You", featuring Omarion, and peaked at #1 on the rap chart and #4 on the Hot 100.
Its debut single was "Bounce with Me", which featured R&B girl group Xscape. The next single, "Like You", featuring Ciara, coincided with the beginning of Bow Wow's relationship with the singer.
Bow Wow also co-starred with Cedric the Entertainer, Vanessa L.
Williams, and Solange Knowles in Johnson Family Vacation.
Bow Wow planned to release his new then-titled album Underrated on Cash Money Records, but the record underwent a number of delays and, in mid-November 2011, Bow Wow announced on his blog that the record wouldn't be out before 2012.
The album was intended to feature Birdman, Boyz II Men, Chris Brown, DJ Khaled, Fabolous, Game, Lil Wayne, Lloyd Banks, Meek Mill, Nas, Nelly, Sean Kingston, Snoop Dogg, DMX, Styles P and Talib Kweli.
" He made his acting debut in the film Like Mike which was released on July 3, 2002, in which he starred as a young orphan who gets a shot at playing in the NBA.
Before Like Mike he made cameos in All About The Benjamins and "Carmen: A Hip Hopera".
The third single scheduled from the album was intended to feature Miguel that was titled "Right Now".
Later, there was an announcement that Universal Republic Records was going defunct; all of the artists on the roster that were moved from the label, including Bow Wow, were moved to Republic Records, making the label itself revived.
The album also included "Bow Wow (That's My Name)" featuring Snoop Dogg, which topped the rap chart, In 2002, his second album Doggy Bag was released with singles "Take Ya Home" which peaked at #72 on the Hot 100 and #21 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, and "Thank You" with Jagged Edge, #1 on the R&B chart. New Jack City II, his sixth album, was released in March 2009 was his first album to include a Parental Advisory: Steven Roberts of MTV News observed that this album explored "the influence of crack cocaine in inner-city communities", and featured such guests as T. Three promo singles were released in late 2008: "Marco Polo" featuring Soulja Boy, "Big Girls", and "Roc The Mic".