NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Bow Wow once again proves to be a hip-hop renaissance man as the Cash Money Records rapper and actor officially signs on to co-host the highly influential "106 & Park" on BET Networks.
Boasting more appearances in the program's 12-year history than any other artist as well as guest hosting on multiple occasions, his history with "106 & Park" is so deep that he's been affectionately crowned, "Mr. 106 & Park".
As a powerhouse in both music and film, this is an extremely natural transition for Bow Wow. "I'm very excited to take on this new journey in my career,” exclaims Bow Wow. “I'm all about branding myself not just in music—but on TV and in movies. Everyone always wanted to compare me to the Fresh Prince, well now they can call me The Fresh Prince of 106 & Park. Get ready for a whole new world". Bow Wow will share co-hosting duties with Ms. Mykie, Paigon, and Shorty Da Prince.
Cash Money Records co-founder Bryan "Baby" Williams aka "Birdman" shares his excitement about this new world. "Bow has this in the bag! In addition to being a great rapper, he is a natural personality with great star power and style. His brings a new air to the network and my brother 'Slim' and I couldn't be more proud. This is another great example of YMCMB expanding our presence in the television and film world".
Bow Wow will also drop Underrated, his eighth studio album and first for Cash Money Records, very soon. The collection's latest single, "Right Now", will impact radio in the near future, and it's another example of his diverse talent and inimitable swagger.
Having sold more than 10 million albums and over 14 million digital assets, he's a multiplatinum hip-hop force, and his film output remains equally impressive. He became the first rapper of his generation to expand into stage and screen. He's starred in hit films such as Lottery Ticket and Tyler Perry's Madea's Big Happy Family as well as having a central recurring role on the HBO hit, Entourage. On the horizon, he'll star in a military film, Recalled, in theatres late 2012.
Bow Wow will only continue to evolve, and "106 & Park" opens up yet another chapter for this dynamic and diverse presence.
About Cash Money Records
Emerged as a regional hip-hop force in the mid-‘90s, Cash Money excelled throughout the next decade as one of hip-hop's most successful entrepreneurial urban empires. The influential label reigned as one of the top selling imprints again in 2008-2009 as the home base and strategic arsenal for best selling artist of the year - Lil Wayne. Originally forged in the Magnolia housing projects of New Orleans where brothers' and Cash Money founders/Co-CEOs Bryan Williams and Ronald 'Slim' Williams first earned their street reps, the multi-platform imprint (which includes hip-hop superstar Lil Wayne's Young Money Entertainment) has sold nearly 60 million albums worldwide. One of hip-hop’s most enduring global street brands, Cash Money/Young Money has been responsible for more than a dozen gold/platinum artists; more than two dozen gold and/or platinum records, rolling out award winning albums, videos, and digital content by a diverse range of artists including Juvenile, B.G., Turk, Hot Boys, Big Tymers (featuring, among others, Bryan “Birdman” Williams himself,) Jay Sean, Kevin Rudolf. Nicki Minaj, Drake and much-heralded franchise star Lil Wayne.