Bow Wow is getting ready to say goodbye to the rap game. He plans on dropping one more album, "NYLTH," which he says will be produced by Snoop Dogg.
Shad Moss, who currently raps as Bow Wow, has announced his retirement from music. Now 29, he told his fans, "I just can't see myself at 30 years old rapping." Before he hangs up the mic for good, he plans to release one more album -- maybe before his 30th birthday on March 9. He revealed that his final album will be called NYLTH (perhaps an acronym) and that it will be executive produced by Snoop Dogg, who was the man who first discovered him and who gave him the name Lil' Bow Wow, which he used for his first two albums.
Moss' first release came at age 12 with 1999's "Stick Up," featuring his mentor Jermaine Dupri, who signed him to So So Def Recordings. The next year, Lil' Bow Wow released his debut album, Beware of Dog, which was certified double-platinum within six months of its release.
Bow Wow claims that he "made over 20 million off rap" and sold over 10 million records. "Retirement only means that it is time for a new adventure," he tweeted. Moss told hip-hop personality Taxstone that he's currently involved in three TV shows. His past TV gigs include "CSI: Cyber," "106 & Park," and "Entourage." He's starred in films such as "Like Mike," "Roll Bounce," and "Lottery Ticket."
Congrats to Bow Wow on nearly two decades in the game!
My last album will be Executive Produced by my uncle Snoop and myself. Since he brought me in the game, its only right i involve him and end it with him. ITS OFFICIAL!!!! THIS SHIT BOUT TO BANG ON MOMMAS! And we aiming and im talking RECKLESS on this album. NOBODY SAFE #DPG #ATK THE TITLE OF MY FINAL ALBUM "NYLTH" @rmmpercy @dazdillinger @snoopdogg
"Retirement only means that it is time for a new adventure" over 10 million sold. This the last one. THANK YOU pic.twitter.com/XnWldHxYrB— Shad Moss(Bow Wow) (@smoss) August 7, 2016
"I always said years ago i'd retire from music before 30. I just cant see myself at 30 years old rapping" pic.twitter.com/U7Fs4R6WMf— Shad Moss(Bow Wow) (@smoss) August 7, 2016
"Made over 20 million off rap. Why be greedy? Im good with everything i accomplished. I made it to the white house" pic.twitter.com/bSnDdG7cRF— Shad Moss(Bow Wow) (@smoss) August 7, 2016
@TAXSTONE i made 20 mill tax off rap. What else is there for me to do bro! IM DONE— Shad Moss(Bow Wow) (@smoss) August 7, 2016
You stupid! 😂 its time to count these TV checks bro. I did it https://t.co/xnONU1sFNw— Shad Moss(Bow Wow) (@smoss) August 7, 2016
I got 3 NEW tv shows i dont have time for that baby https://t.co/Q61fZPZ78D— Shad Moss(Bow Wow) (@smoss) August 7, 2016