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Bow Wow goes to church

blog by Ben Tsujimoto  • 

The rapper formerly known as Lil’ Bow Wow has grown up, and now Bow Wow is coming to Buffalo for Easter.

At 10 a.m. on Easter Sunday—March 31—Bow Wow will join the congregation of True Bethel Baptist Church at Kleinhans Music Hall for an Easter celebration. Doors open at 9 a.m., and you’ll want to arrive early since the holiday festivities usually draw a hefty crowd (and you’ll have to park, which isn’t an easy task around Kleinhans.)

Bow Wow, who was invited by Buffalo Common Council Member and Rev. Darius Pridgen, is not expected to perform, but he’s expected to deliver a motivational speech during the service.

Now 26 years old, Bow Wow broke out as a 13-year-old, a product of producer Jermaine Dupri who collaborated with Snoop Dogg on his breakout track “Bow Wow (What’s my name?).” His first album, “Beware of Dog,” went double platinum. If you’re in the nostalgic turn-of-the-century hip-hop mood that I am on this Monday morning, then you’ll appreciate the embedded video at the bottom.

According to ChallengerCN.com, Bow Wow was born in a Christian home and is now a born-again Christian.

While he’s recently been in the news because of a rough financial situation due to child support responsibilities, he reportedly signed a six-month gig to host BET’s “106 and Park” which netted him $200,000.

The former youth rap icon didn’t have a great 2012—judging from his arrest warrant in Georgia over a disregarded civil suit and another lawsuit for failure to pay a California limousine service—but perhaps he’s turned his life around in 2013.

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