Bet you didn’t expect to see Bow Wow on EARMILK huh?
In truth, we never expected to cover him either. In the past, however, I’ve found some of his music to be decent so when I noticed he had a new track, I figured why not.
Unfortunately, “USED 2 BE MY DAWG” is trash.
Before diving into "USED 2 BE MY DAWG" I just want to make something clear here: Bow Wow is a pretty talented guy. Acting wise, he was great in Like Mike, Roll Bounce and Tokyo Drift.
This is not a website about acting, though, it is a website about music. So, with all due respect, this track is garbage. Look, Bow Wow wants to get out some of his frustrations out via his music, and that's respectable. I don’t, however, respect him just jumping on a trap beat and giving us…whatever the hell this is. The verses are forgettable, the chorus is laughable and the beat is frankly, uninspiring.
He isn’t a terrible rapper, “Like You” came out 11 years ago and that is a decent song. He’s got a good sounding voice, decent flow, and fair wordplay; certainly enough to make him listenable. But this track here is an example of somebody trying to jump on what’s trendy and sounding foolish by giving us a song with no substance.
*Sets down cup of hatorade* *cracks fingers*
Bow Wow, you’re better than this, and the “Skrrrrts” and “FACTS” adlibs throughout are not helping your case. I’ll listen to the new album when it drops, but expectations are low.
And now for a list of Bow Wow related puns to further explain my distaste for this track:
- Bow WOW THAT WAS TERRIBLE
- Dude needs to BOW (wow) out of the rap game
- Woof. Bow Wow chasing his tail on this one
- Please take your final BOW….wow
- If anyone has any other good ones, please toss em in 🤙