New details of the top secret collaborative album between Bow Wow and Omarion have emerged recently.
First off, the duo have revealed that the album’s title will be Face Off, and has a tentative release of December.
So far, the group has leaked the first track from the album called “Hood Star,” in which Bow Wow proclaims in its intro, “This what the world been waiting on.” The leaked song is a braggadocios song about spending money, buying drinks at the bar and the life of a young, successful musician.
While further details remain under wraps, the new album marks the culmination of a joint collaborative process dating back to 2005, when Omarion’s vocal contributions to “Let Me Hold You,” the first single from Bow Wow’s fourth album, Wanted, peaked at no. 4 on the Billboard Hot 100, giving Bow Wow his first-ever Top 10 single and Omarion his first Top 10 as a solo artist.
“Me and O have been trying to put this together for so many years, and now we’ve got the opportunity to do it,” Bow Wow told Billboard.com earlier this month. “Anytime you get a chance to work with somebody you’re best friends with, it’s not even work, it’s like working with family.”
Bow Wow revealed news of the forthcoming album to Billboard in May, when they were first scheduled to begin work on the top secret project.
“This isn’t about money, this is about music,” adds Omarion. “We both started young and have grown up together, working on the same tours, and have developed our identity in the music world. Jay-Z and R Kelly were the first big R&B/rap combo, and we have great respect for them and have been inspired by them, but we still want to create something we can call our own. We just want to do our own thing. We want to have a great time and make good music for our fans. This is gonna be fun, so ‘World, watch out! We’re coming!'”
According to reps for the pair, Face Off is slated for release December 11.