Even though he’s the co-host of “106 & Park,” Bow Wow says that he has no plans to stop rapping.
“I’m still actively making music, man,” Bow Wow says during an interview with RealTalkNYVideo. “I’m never going to stop that. I remember having a conversation with [Ice] Cube when we was filming [the 2010 film] Lottery Ticket and I told him, I said, ‘You know what? I got this bug where I think I want to retire.’ He was like, ‘Retire for what? You can keep rapping forever. I ain’t stop rapping yet.’ I see him now doing his thing on tour with Public Enemy and everybody [on the ‘Kings Of The Mic Tour’], so when you get that type of lesson from a legend like Cube, you definitely want to take that into consideration. I consider myself a young legend in the game. I ain’t made it to where my big homies made it yet, like Snoop [Dogg], Cube and all of those guys… I’m going to always continue to make music. Right now I feel like I’m at my best now because I’ve learned so much. I’m growing. I’m raising an almost three-year-old girl in this world and just becoming a man and evolving…I’m never going to put the mic down. Never.”
Bow Wow appears on the track “Panties To The Side” with French Montana, Gudda Gudda and Tyga on the eponymous Rich Gang compilation, which was released last month. He also says in the interview that he records on the weekends and that he’s being considered for a number of film roles, including a Steven Spielberg film as well as the third installment of The Hunger Games film franchise.
Even though his role on ‘106 & Park’ is as a host, Bow Wow says that he views the position similar to the one Martin Lawrence and Will Smith had earlier in their careers with their sitcoms. “I look at it like ‘106’ is like my ‘Martin,’ my ‘[The] Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air,’” Bow Wow says. “That’s what it reminds me of for me. It’s no different than me having my own sitcom on TV, but I do now with ‘106.’”