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Is Bow Wow Hanging Up His Mic?

Is Bow Wow Hanging Up His Mic?
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After performing at a club in Australia this past weekend, Bow Wow shared photos on social media that he is calling it quits as a rapper.

Bow Wow (born Shad Moss) exploded onto the hip hop scene in the early 2000s as Lil’ Bow Wow and racked up several platinum and gold albums and singles alongside his mentor Jermaine Dupri. The 29-year-old entertainer, known for his tunes “Bounce With Me,” and “Puppy Love,” said he’s retiring because he can’t see himself at “30 years old rapping.”

Outside of music, he made a career in television as host or BET’s now defunct 106 & Park and playing a top hacker named on CSI: Cyber.

Some fans showed their disappointment of the news.

“Say what! I brought your first album and will most definitely be getting your last!! Much love,” wrote one fan.

Another added, “one of the goats of my generation I grew up on that boy.”

Others, however, let the dogs loose on him.

“Meanwhile rap officially retired from Bow Wow like 9 years ago,” one person tweeted.

Another chimed in, “wait… Bow Wow thought we were paying attention to whether he still made music?”

Moss, who dropped the name Bow Wow in 2014, was discovered by Snoop Dogg at age 6 when he took the stage as “Kid Gangsta” during Snoop and Dr. Dre’s Chronic tour. Snoop renamed him “Lil Bow Wow” and introduced him to hip hop producer, Jermaine Dupri, according to his BET bio.

He posted that his farewell album, named “Nylth,” will be produced by his “uncle” Snoop.

“Since he brought me in the game, its only right i involve him and end it with him.”

— Shad Moss(Bow Wow) (@smoss) August 7, 2016