Bow Wow Takes It To The Court, Performs for Hometown Crowd

 Bow Wow is heading back to his hometown of Columbus, Ohio this week to coach a special teen basketball invitational.

The 19-year-old Columbus native will be holding court for the kids of Barnett Recreation Center this Thursday (December 28) when they compete for this year's Winter Basketball Invitational. While the young superstar is set to help direct one squad, Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman will coach the opposing team. Tipping off at 2 p.m., the game has also attracted several unnamed NBA legends who will be adding assists as referees and assistant coaches.

Bow Wow is also scheduled to hit the stage in Columbus Thursday night; he'll be performing in support of his latest album at Veterans Memorial Auditorium.

The Price of Fame, Bow Wow's fifth album, was released on December 19. His first single "Shortie Like Mine" featuring Chris Brown is currently #1 on Billboards Hot Rap Charts.

"Cats like [Young] Jeezy, they see me in Atlanta, they know what I am about and they know what I do," Bow Wow said. "Jeezy was like, 'I respect you lil' homie.' And even Nas said it. I found that interesting coming from cats that get that hood credibility. I always get heavyweight rappers telling me they like my record."

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