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Bow Wow

Mostly Credited As: Bow Wow
Sometimes Credited As: Li'l Bow Wow
Lil' Bow Wow
Shad Moss

Birth Name: Shad Gregory Moss
Date Of Birth: March 09, 1987 (Age 27)
Country Of Birth: USA
Birth Place: Columbus, Ohio
Height: 5' 7" (1.7 m)

Bow Wow


He may no longer be Lil', but Bow Wow apparently still has his bite. The then pint-sized rapper was first discovered at the age of six by Snoop Dogg, who gave the rapper his name. But like the artist formerly known as Snoop Doggy Dogg, Bow Wow, too, has changed over the years.

The Columbus, Ohio native was initially known as Shad before he blew up after getting his big break as a support act on Dr. Dre's Chronic Tour. However, it wasn't Dre or Snoop that shepherded Lil' Bow Wow's 2000 debut, Beware Of Dog. That honor fell to veteran producer Jermaine Dupri, the man that made half-pint rappers Kris Kross a hit back in 1992. The pairing proved to be a match made in chart heaven, as the album reached the top 10 of both the Billboard 200 and the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums charts without the aid of a monster hit single. While "Bow Wow (That's My Name)" topped the Hot Rap Singles chart, it failed to crack the top 20 of the Hot 100. Nonetheless, Beware Of Dog was a multi-platinum success.

As such, Bow Wow and Dupri continued their winning streak with Doggy Bag in 2001. Despite its title, the album was not received like lukewarm leftovers. Rather, the fans again came running, pushing the title up to No. 2 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart, and just missing the top 10 of the Billboard 200.

The next year Bow Wow's star reached new heights, thanks to a starring role in the basketball-themed kid-flick Like Mike. Naturally, the film's soundtrack gave the young rapper another vehicle to showcase his rhyming skills, most notably on the track "Basketball," which teamed Bow Wow with Fabolous, Dupri, and Fundisha.

Bow Wow returned in the summer of 2003 with Unleashed, an album that had him a little older, a little wiser, but no longer sporting Lil' in front of his name. He alos left Jermaine Dupri when So SO Def left Columbia Records and ended up being left out of the Scream Tour that was originally planned to included him, B2K and Mario.

He filmed a pilot called Mr. Logan, which can best be described as Doogie Howser working at a college. His character is a 16 year old genius that becomes a teacher at his brother's school. The WB never aired the pilot.

He reunited with JD and plans on releasing Wanted in the year 2005. Where he teamed up with Omarion for the song "Let Me Hold You" and "Like You" with Ciara.

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TV Appearances

Main cast 
CSI: Cyber (2015)As: Brody "Baby Face" Nelson
Notarized: The Top 100 Videos of 2013 (2013)As: Himself as Shad 'Bow Wow' Gregory Moss
Top 100 Bangin' Bodies (2012)As: Himself as Shad 'Bow Wow' Gregory Moss (Co-Host)
106 & Park (2000)As: Himself (Host 2012-present)
Episode Cast Credits 

TRL (1998) 
  September 22, 2005 07x7013: (Sep/22/2005) As Himself 

The Arsenio Hall Show (2013) (2013) 
  Mekhi Phifer | Ming-Na Wen | Bow Wow 01x90: (Jan/31/2014) As Himself, [Musical Guests]

Bethenny (2013) 
  Bow Wow & Keshia Chante! 02x91: (Jan/29/2014) As Himself 
  Bow Wow Confidential 02x37: (Oct/29/2013) As Himself 

The Secret Life of the American Teenager (2008) 
  4-1-1 04x10: (Aug/15/2011) As Dante, [Special Guest Stars]

Entourage (2004) 
  One Car, Two Car, Red Car, Blue Car 06x03: (Jul/26/2009) As Charlie 
  Return to Queens Blvd 05x12: (Nov/23/2008) As Charlie 
  Seth Green Day 05x10: (Nov/09/2008) As Charlie 
  Redomption 05x06: (Oct/12/2008) As Charlie 

Live with Kelly & Michael (1983) 
  Wedding Week: Matthew McConaughey, Bow Wow and Omarion 26x112: (Feb/05/2008) As Himself 
  Sylvester Stallone, Chris Brown and Bow Wow 25x76: (Dec/18/2006) As Himself 
  Marg Helgenberger and Bow Wow 24x02: (Sep/06/2005) As Himself 

Jimmy Kimmel Live (2003) 
  Drew Lachey, Mike Rowe, Hot Chip 06x21: (Feb/05/2008) As Himself 
  Paul Walker, Hannah Teter, Bow Wow, Travis Barker 04x35: (Feb/24/2006) As Himself 
  Martin Lawrence, Dem Franchize Boyz ft. Bow Wow, Jermaine Dupri 04x16: (Jan/27/2006) As Himself, [Musical Guests]

Ugly Betty (2006) 
  Zero Worship 02x11: (Jan/10/2008) As Himself 

The Morning Show with Mike and Juliet (2007) 
  Omarion and Bow Wow perform; women limit calories in order to drink more; the best age to have a baby 02x74: (Dec/13/2007) As Musical Guest (Musical Guest), [Musical Guests]

The Tyra Banks Show (2005) 
  Sex Advice from the Stars 03x60: (Dec/03/2007) As Himself 

The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992) 
  Jennifer Garner, Ty Pennington, Bow Wow 15x80: (Jan/22/2007) As Himself 

Smallville (2001) 
  Fallout 06x06: (Nov/02/2006) As Baern, [Special Guest Stars]

Fast Incorporated (2006) 
  Get My Drift 01x02: (Jun/12/2006) As Himself 

Jamie Kennedy's Blowin' Up (2006) 
  Grills 01x03: (May/30/2006) As Himself 

Kids' Choice Awards (US) (1988) 
  19th Annual Kids' Choice Awards 19x01: (Apr/01/2006) As Himself 
  14th Annual Kids' Choice Awards 14x01: (Apr/15/2001) As Himself 

My Super Sweet 16 (2005) 
  Sierra 01x06: (Feb/22/2005) As Himself 

106 & Park (2000) 
  1000th Episode Special 04x47: (Oct/01/2004) As Himself 

The Sharon Osbourne Show (US) (2003) 
  Episode 136 01x136: (Apr/05/2004) As Himself 
  Episode 54 01x54: (Dec/11/2003) As Himself 

WWE Monday Night RAW (1993) 
  Episode 562 (Atlanta, GA) 12x09: (Mar/01/2004) As Himself 

Punk'd (2003) 
  Lara Flynn Boyle, Ashanti, Omarion 02x04: (Nov/16/2003) As Himself 
  Nick Carter, Tommy Lee, Li'l Bow Wow 02x02: (Nov/02/2003) As Himself 

Last Call with Carson Daly (2002) 
  Kenny Mayne, Bow Wow 01x104: (Aug/15/2002) As Himself 

Soul Train (1971) 
  Bow Wow/ Raphael Saadiq/ Lady May featuring Blu Cantrell 31x31: (Jul/06/2002) As Himself 
  Lil' Bow Wow/ Alicia Keys/ Silkk the Shocker/ Trina 30x24: (Mar/31/2001) As Himself 
  Rachelle Farrell/ Changing Faces/ Lil Bow Wow/ Jermaine Dupri 30x04: (Sep/30/2000) As Himself 

Jenny Jones (1991) 
  Jenny's 10th Anniversary Show 10x01: (Jun/13/2001) As Himself 

Moesha (1996) 
  That's My Mama 06x15: (Feb/19/2001) As Ray-Ray 

The Steve Harvey Show (1996) 
  No Free Samples 05x13: (Feb/04/2001) As Himself 
Featured Songs

Kids' Choice Awards (US) Songs:
19th Annual Kids' Choice Awards + Run It! (Live) 
14th Annual Kids' Choice Awards + Bounce 
Smallville Songs:
Fallout + Fresh Azimiz 
Live with Kelly & Michael Songs:
Marg Helgenberger and Bow Wow + Like You 
Daria Songs:
Art Burn + Puppy Love (feat. Jagged Edge) 
Trivia

Declined to star in Like Mike 2

Filmed 2 pilots for the WB Network

Nominated for a Black Reel Award for Breakthrough Performance for "Like Mike". He lost to Derek Luke (Antwon Fisher).

Bow Wow once dated Ciara.

Started rhyming at the age of 3.

Had a duet with JoJo on her single "Baby It's You"

Is good friends with R&B Singer, Omarion.

Twix commercial in 2003

Nicked name Mr. 106 & Park

Music video for Dem Franchise Boyz: "I Think They Like Me"

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