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  • Real name : Shad Gregory Moss
  • Place of birth : Columbus
  • Date of birth : 09/03/1987

Alias  

  • Bow Weezy
  • Bow wow junior
  • Lil' Bow Wow
  • Lamborghini Moss
  • Shad Gregory Moss
  • Kid Gangsta
  • Малыш Бау Вау до 2003 года
  • Bow Wow (основное)
  • Bow Weezy (разг. у фанатов)
  • Wow Bow

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Bow Wow (1987)

Shad Gregory Moss

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Shad Gregory Moss , better known by his stage name Bow Wow (formerly Lil' Bow Wow), is an American rapper and actor. As Lil' Bow Wow, he released his first album, Beware of Dog in 2000 at age 13, which was followed by Doggy Bag 2001. In 2003, Bow Wow released his third album Unleashed, which was the first album released without using Lil' in his name.

Bow Wow made his first movie appearance in All About the Benjamins, in 2002 as a cameo. In the same year, Bow Wow made his debut as the lead role in Like Mike. He later began to undertake lead roles in movies such as, Johnson Family Vacation in 2004, and Roll Bounce, in 2005. He was also played as a supporting role in the film, The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift in 2006. Bow Wow also appeared in five episodes of the television series, Entourage.

  Biography  

 life and career
Bow Wow was born Shad Gregory Moss in Columbus, Ohio, the son of Teresa Caldwell and Alfonso Moss. At age three, he became interested in rap. Under the moniker "Kid Gangsta", he began rapping recreationally at age six; he was also a fan of N.W.A at that age. In 1993, he performed at a concert in Los Angeles, and was noticed by rapper Snoop Dogg, who subsequently gave him a stage name, "Bow Wow".

  Beware of Dog (1998–2001)
In 1998, at the age of eleven, Bow Wow met record producer Jermaine Dupri, who helped shape his career. At the age of 13, in 2000 he debuted with Beware of Dog under the stage name Lil' Bow Wow. Its debut single was "Bounce with Me", which featured girl group Xscape. The album also included "Bow Wow (That's My Name)" featuring Snoop Dogg, which topped the rap chart, "Puppy Love", and "Ghetto Girls". The soundtrack to the movie Wild Wild West featured his song "The Stick Up" with his mentor Jermaine Dupri. The Recording Industry Association of America certified Beware of Dog double platinum on March 5, 2001, signifying sales of two million copies. In a 2009 interview, the rapper claimed that the album had sold over 3 million copies since its release.

 Doggy Bag, Like Mike OST and name change
In 2002, his second album Doggy Bag was released with singles "Take Ya Home" which peaked at #72 on the Hot 100 and #21 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, and "Thank You" with Jagged Edge, #1 on the R&B chart. Doggy Bag peaked at #11 on the Billboard 200 and #2 on the Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums chart and was certified platinum. Lil' Bow Wow performed the track "Basketball" for the soundtrack of his film Like Mike; that song peaked at #1 on the R&B and #25 on the rap chart. Bow Wow dropped the "Lil" from his stage name in April 2002; he told MTV News: "I changed my name because I'm getting older now and it's too many Lil's."

 Unleashed (2003–2004)
The first album released under his new moniker was Unleashed in 2003. Its first single was "Let's Get Down," featuring Birdman, the founder of Cash Money Records, which reached #14 on the Hot 100 and #6 on the Hot Rap Tracks charts. The second single was then released, "My Baby", featuring Jagged Edge. Unlike his previous albums, this one was not produced under the mentorship of Jermaine Dupri. Guest appearances include Jagged Edge, Birdman, Mario, and Amerie. Unleashed was certified gold on September 25, 2003. Bow Wow appeared on the remix of JoJo's single "Baby It's You" in 2004.

 Wanted
Wanted was released in 2005. Its first single was "Let Me Hold You", featuring Omarion, and peaked at #1 on the rap chart and #4 on the Hot 100. The next single, "Like You", featuring Ciara, coincided with the beginning of Bow Wow's relationship with the singer. "Fresh Azimiz", featured J-Kwon and Jermaine Dupri, followed and peaked at #23 on the Hot 100 and #6 on the Hot Rap Tracks chart. The album was certified platinum. He also appeared on the remix of Dem Franchize Boyz' "I Think They Like Me", which peaked at #15 on the Hot 100 and #1 on the Hot Rap Tracks. Bow Wow ended his relationship with Ciara in 2006.

 The Price of Fame and Face Off (2006–2007)
In 2006, The Price of Fame was released with the lead single "Shortie Like Mine", featuring Chris Brown, peaking at #9 on the Hot 100 and #1 on the Hot Rap Tracks. "Outta My System", which featured T-Pain, reflected on Bow Wow's break-up with Ciara. It peaked at #22 on the Hot 100 and #2 on the Rap chart. The Price of Fame was certified gold. Bow Wow and Omarion released a collaborative album on December 11, 2007, Face Off. The first single was "Girlfriend", which peaked at #33 on the Hot 100. The second single was "Hey Baby ".

 New Jack City Part II (2008–2009)
In October 2008, for the U.S. presidential election, Bow Wow led a 15-city "Walk Across America" event to register new voters. He released a mixtape title Half Man, Half Dog Vol. 1 that year. Half Man, Half Dog Vol. 2 was released as a sequel to the mixtape in February 2009. New Jack City II, his sixth album, was released in March 2009 and his first album to include a Parental Advisory: Steven Roberts of MTV News observed that this album explored "the influence of crack cocaine in inner-city communities" and featured such guests as T.I. Three promo singles were released in late 2008: "Marco Polo" featuring Soulja Boy, "Big Girls", and "Roc The Mic". The first official single, "You Can Get It All" featuring Johnta Austin, samples TLC's "Baby-Baby-Baby" and peaked at #55 on the Hot 100 and #9 on the Hot Rap Tracks. On July 4, 2009 his new song "I Know I'm The Shit" off his DJ Drama hosted Mixtape he makes a reference of him working on his new album Underrated and it is already in production. On August 16, Bow Wow announced his signing to Cash Money Records, joining an all-star roster that already includes Nicki Minaj, Drake, Lil Wayne and Birdman, among others.

 Underrated
Bow Wow signed to Cash Money Records in 2009, and his next album Underrated will be released on the label. The record has undergone a number of delays and in mid-November 2011, Bow Wow announced on his blog that the record wouldn't be out before 2012. The album will feature with Birdman, Boyz II Men, Chris Brown, DJ Khaled, Fabolous, Game, Lil Wayne, Lloyd Banks, Justin Bieber, Meek Mill, Nas, Nelly, Nicki Minaj, Sean Kingston, Snoop Dogg, Styles P and Talib Kweli. The first promo single being "For My Hood", featuring DJ Khaled & Sean Kingston. On November 1, 2010, Bow Wow released his first single from the album entitled Ain't Thinkin' 'Bout You featuring Chris Brown. The music video was a success on 106 and Park and made the countdown in just 1 day. Two weeks later it peaked number 1 on the chart and remained number 1 for 3 days. On June 23, the first single from of his album called "I'm Da Man", which features Chris Brown, was leaked.

 film career
Bow Wow has had guest appearances on Brandy's TV sitcom, Moesha, as well as The Steve Harvey Show. He made his major acting debut in the film Like Mike which was released on July 3, 2002, in which he starred as a young orphan who gets a shot at playing in the NBA. Before Like Mike he made cameos in All About The Benjamins and "Carmen: A Hip Hopera". Bow Wow also co-starred with Cedric the Entertainer, Vanessa L. Williams, and Solange Knowles in Johnson Family Vacation. Since the success of Like Mike, Bow Wow has starred in several Hollywood films, including Roll Bounce, The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift and Hurricane Season. He has also made guest appearances on Smallville and Ugly Betty. He joined the cast for HBO's fifth season of Entourage as Charlie an up and coming comedian and Eric Murphy's newest client. He starred in a 2010 comedy film, Lottery Ticket, with Ice Cube. He is working on a documentary on his life entitled Who Is Shad Moss?; Bow Wow stated that the documentary goes all the way back when he was on Death Row Records and it will be released in 2011.

Bow Wow starred in the film version of Madea's Big Happy Family, released in April 2011.

 personal life
His family supported him through his choice of music as a career.

Bow Wow now lives in Atlanta, Georgia, along with his mother, who owns a clothing store in the Atlantic Station area of Atlanta, named "Taste".

On July 7, 2011 Bow Wow revealed that he indeed does have a child, though previously denying it. Bow Wow revealed that the baby was a girl, and her name is Shai. Bow Wow also revealed that Shai was born in April and that the mother was former girlfriend Joie Chavis. Shai currently lives with her mother.

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Name Duration Released
Sunshine 03:27 31/03/2009
You Can Get It All 03:37 31/03/2009
Been Doin' This 04:52 31/03/2009
Roc da Mic 03:48 31/03/2009
Shake It 03:31 31/03/2009
What They Call Me 03:58 31/03/2009
Pole in My Basement 04:16 31/03/2009
Get That Paper 03:19 31/03/2009
I Ain't Playing 04:47 31/03/2009
She's My 03:51 31/03/2009
Like This 03:40 31/03/2009
Face Off 02:10 11/11/2007
Baby Girl 03:57 11/11/2007
Number Ones 02:52 11/11/2007
Can't Get Tired of Me 04:10 11/11/2007
Listen 04:57 11/11/2007
Bachelor Pad 03:19 11/11/2007
He Ain't Gotta Know 03:56 11/11/2007
Girlfriend 04:44 11/11/2007
Another Girl 03:25 11/11/2007
Hoodstar 03:17 11/11/2007
Take Off Your Clothes 03:31 11/11/2007
How You Move It 03:53 19/12/2006
Outta My System 03:58 19/12/2006
Give It to You 03:10 19/12/2006
4 Corner 05:28 19/12/2006
On Fiya 03:52 19/12/2006
Price of Fame 02:38 19/12/2006
Bet That 03:45 19/12/2006
Damn Thing 02:43 19/12/2006
Tell Me 03:34 19/12/2006
Don't Know About That 03:50 19/12/2006
Shortie Like Mine 04:28 19/12/2006
B.O.W. 03:35 12/12/2005
Like You 03:27 12/12/2005
Caviar 03:44 12/12/2005
Fresh Azimiz 04:32 12/12/2005
Let Me Hold You 04:10 12/12/2005
Mo Money 09:08 12/12/2005
Big Dreams 03:34 12/12/2005
Is That You 03:57 12/12/2005
Do You 03:32 12/12/2005
Do What It Do 03:06 12/12/2005
Go 04:24 12/12/2005
Follow Me 03:53 19/08/2003
To My Mama 05:17 19/08/2003
Eighteen 04:50 19/08/2003
I'll Move On 04:06 19/08/2003
Let's Get Down 04:11 19/08/2003
I Got Ya'll 03:17 19/08/2003
Get It Poppin' 03:28 19/08/2003
Hey Little Momma 03:38 19/08/2003
I Can't Lose 04:02 19/08/2003
The Movement 03:56 19/08/2003
The Don, The Dutch 03:57 19/08/2003
My Baby 05:03 19/08/2003
I'm Back 03:48 19/08/2003
We Want Weezy 01:18 18/12/2001
Crazy 04:19 18/12/2001
Pick of the Litter 03:34 18/12/2001
The Wickedest 03:56 18/12/2001
All I Know 03:13 18/12/2001
Perfect Girl 00:50 18/12/2001
Off the Glass 05:24 18/12/2001
Get Up 03:43 18/12/2001
Jiminy Cricket 00:08 18/12/2001
Take Ya Home 03:59 18/12/2001
Up in Here 03:47 18/12/2001
Thank You 04:00 18/12/2001
Crazy Girls 00:30 18/12/2001
Bounce With Me 02:56 26/09/2000
The Future 02:36 26/09/2000
You Already Know 03:18 26/09/2000
Intro 00:21 26/09/2000
Ghetto Girls 03:15 26/09/2000
This Playboy 03:37 26/09/2000
Bow Wow (That's My Name) 03:44 26/09/2000
The Dog in Me 03:22 26/09/2000
You Know Me 03:08 26/09/2000
Puppy Love 03:29 26/09/2000

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