Rapper Bow Wow has paid tribute to a dead pal on his new album WANTED.

The teenager admits he was devastated when his 16-year-old friend was shot and killed during a gang dispute, and he felt an uncontrollable urge to write a tune about it.

He says, "I've matured. My lyrical content has changed, the topics of the songs and the things that I'm now able to talk about and discuss are totally different from the past."

22/07/2005 09:30