Bow Wow Changes His Rap Name
Bow Wow progressed from his youth as a rapper named Lil Bow Wow, and as he continues to grow up he's decided on another name change, although this one is more drastic than simply dropping the "lil." The co-host of BET's 106 & Park has announced today that following the BET Awards, he will no longer be going by Bow Wow. He'll be adopting his real name, Shad Moss, as his rapper name.
Bow Wow Disputes The Origins Of The 'Dab,' Migos Respond
According to Bow Wow, the whole world has been dabbing with incomplete knowledge as to the origins of the dab. Not to worry, Bow is here to explain it to us, much to the dismay of Migos and Rich the Kid. A video began circulating of Bow Wow telling fans, "the whole world dabbin, and they don't even know or understand what dabbin is. First of all, dab is a strong way to smoke marijuana, it's the purest form of marijuana, it's extremely strong. So the dance comes from when you smoke and you cough and the first thing you do is..." He says before doing a dab.
Bow Wow Ordered To Pay Porn Star $80,000 [Update: Bow Wow Disputes Claims, Refuses To Pay Fees]
Bow Wow is once again in the news for owing a large amount of money, however this time it's not in back taxes, or to the bank, or to his
Bow Wow Leaves Cash Money, Is Now Working With Snoop Dogg & Jermaine Dupri
Bow Wow, who's been rapping since age five, is ready for a new stage in his career. Now 28, the rapper just announced his departure from Cash Money Records, to which he signed over five years ago. He posted the video announcement to his Facebook, and he was quick to clarify: "This is a peaceful situation."
6 Ls Birdman Took In 2015
Since the defection and lawsuit of former right-hand man Lil Wayne at the top of 2015, Birdman has been taking one L after another. He has few if any reputed allies left, and evidence strongly suggests that neither Nicki Minaj nor Drake will be returning to Cash Money once their contracts expire. Let's look back at the first half of 2015 through the lens of Birdman-related fiascos.
Bow Wow Engaged To Erica Mena
Bow Wow (now going by his government name, Shad Moss) and Erica Mena have officially announced their engagement. Shortly after Mr. Moss cryptically posted an image with an engagement ring on his Instagram account, Erica confirmed with ThisIs50’s Jack Thriller that the wedding is definitely taking place. “Is Bow Wow your boyfriend?,” Thriller asked during the 2014 BET Hip-Hop Awards. “Um, he’s actually my fiancé,” Mena replied, flashing the same ring that Moss posted.
106 & Park Will No Longer Air On TV As Of December
If you grew up a rap fan, you probably have at least a couple of fond memories attached to BET's 106 & Park. If you witnessed the AJ and Free era of the show, perhaps you were even raised on it. The 14 year run of the countdown show comes to an end today, at least in its proper televised form, with the announcement that the show will be moved to BET.com as a digital segment.BET's president of musical programming and specials, Stephen Hill addressed the transition in a statement on the station's website, detailing what is to be expected from the show's new form.
Here Are The Costumes Rappers Wore For Halloween 2016
Year in and year out, Halloween never ceases to produce amazing costumes. This year witnessed some intriguing costume choices from the hip hop set. Big Sean was a storm trooper to Jhene Aiko's jedi warrior; Tyga was Juelz Santana; Beyonce was Pepa, Drake was as hip hop lawyer 2-Dollar Steve; Diddy was Thor; Chris Brown was Deadpool. But wait, there's more. Check out the embedded Instagram posts below to see how Bow Wow, Big Boi, Tech N9ne, Christina Milian, Fabolous, and a host of others did it large for Halloween 2016.
Bow Wow Announces Retirement From Rap, Will Release One More Album
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.
Vince Staples: "The '90s Get A Lot Of Credit, I Don't Really Know Why"
Vince Staples is fast gaining a reputation as one of the most provocative, humorous, and insightful voices in rap. In a new interview with TIME, he continued to burnish his status as the most intelligent troll in hip hop. "The '90s get a lot of credit," he said. "I don't really know why... early 2000s is where its at."
Bow Wow Signs To Diddy & Bad Boy
Months after leaving Cash Money Records, Bow Wow, aka Shad Moss, has inked a management deal with Bad Boy. Moss shared the news yesterday on his Instagram with a picture of himself living it up with Diddy and French Montana. He then named the members of his new management team and finished the post by writing, "Making money won't be the issue. Figuring out where to keep it all is another story!"
Soulja Boy & Bow Wow To Drop "Ignorant Shit" Joint Album On Tuesday
Kanye West recently confirmed that, due to the beef between Apple and Tidal, there will not be a Watch the Throne 2 from him and Jay Z. On the subject of collaborative projects, though, Soulja Boy and Bow Wow have revealed that they will be dropping a joint album called Ignorant Shit on Tuesday (Oct. 25).
10 Infamous Hacking Moments In Rap History
A hacking spree took the internet by storm this past weekend. Industrious hackers seeking revenge, entertainment, or some other perverse pleasure hacked into several prominent social media accounts, including those of Kylie Jenner, Bon Iver, Tenacious D, Keith Richards, Mark Zuckerberg, Drake, and the NFL
The Hip Hop Dating Map
The law of six degrees of separation applies to the hip hop dating circuit -- a land where fast money, fast women, and horny men collide, resulting often in fireworks. As you can see in the dating map we have assembled below, there isn't much distance separating stars like Rihanna, Drake, Kanye West, Future, Lil Wayne, & A$AP Rocky. Ray J even has his own dating wheel, which gives credence to Vince Staples' mind-blowing Theory of Ray J.
#TBT: Lil Bow Wow
Before he was acting in "Fast and Furious" movies, before he even made music under the name Bow Wow, Shad Moss was a 13-year old rapper known as Lil Bow Wow. The concept of a kid rapper is an interesting anomaly. On one hand, rap is a young man's sport, but on the other side of things, how much knowledge can a boy give you before he can even drive a vehicle?
Bow Wow Joins Cast Of "CSI: Cyber"
Bow Wow (who's recently insisted on using his real name, Shad Moss) has been acting almost as long as he's been rapping, with career-making roles in "Like Mike" and "Roll Bounce" already under his belt at this point. These days, he's most visible as the host of "106 & Park," but it looks like he's just booked another big role. The Hollywood Reporter says Moss has been cast in an upcoming "CSI" spin-off entitled "CSI: Cyber."
Young Mula: Rappers Who Got Rich Young
Rap is a young man’s game. No matter how much you may disagree, the fact remains that there are a good bit of rhymesayers who have secured their financial future from making a successful entry into the rap arena and conquering other avenues.
Bow Wow Unveils Tracklist For "Greenlight 5" Mixtape
Bow Wow is going to be releasing his long awaited mixtape, Greenlight 5, here next month, and coming in today is the tracklist for the project.
Bow Wow Got His Jordan Laney 5s Early, Shows Them Off
It shouldn't come as a surprise that the Jordan 5 "Laney" is popping up on instagram, since the official release is just days away. Recently, BET's 106 & Park host, Bow Wow took to instagram to taunt his followers, showing off his pair.