Yesterday Shad Moss aka Bow Wow had social media going in on him (once again) after announcing his retirement from rap at the age of 29 on Twitter. One of the tweets from Shad Moss states “I always said years ago I’d retire from music before 30. I just can’t see myself at 30 years old rapping”. The retirement announcement seems to come out of nowhere as some fans thought he stopped making records a long time ago. One person on Twitter commented, “#BowWow saying he’s retiring from rap is about irrelevant as SoundCloud rappers saying you know who this is in there intros.” another also said “RIP Bow wow career 2000-2006 #bowWow”.

Fans of the “Fresh Azimiz “rapper feel he is underrated as an MC and are very supportive of Bow’s early retirement with tweets like “When I was a teen, I did not know one girl that did NOT have a poster of on their wall and Mans done so much before he’s even hit 30.” and “I have every album. Best believe I’m getting that last one too”.

The rapper went into film and television making appearances in Like Mike, Lottery Ticket, Roll Bounce, Madea’s Big Happy Family, Entourage and a hosting spot on BET’s 106 and Park. Shad Moss plans to continue expanding his career in film and television by producing two shows, one of which is a new late night talk show Up With Bow. As of right now, there is no information on which network the program will air on, however, BET seems like a natural fit.

Shad Moss entered the rap game at the age of 6 as Lil’Bow Wow, a moniker given to him by Snoop Dogg. He later released his debut album at 13 years old called Beware Of Dog, later dropping the “Lil” from his name in 2003 with the release of the album Unleashed. Bow Wow released notable singles like “Marco Polo”, “Bounce With Me”, “Take You Home”, “Shortie Like Mine”, “Outta My System” and more over his entire music career.

Bow Wows’ final album will be executive produced by Bow Wow himself and his mentor, Snoop Dogg, titled NYLTH. Allegedly the title means “N***a You Love To Hate”. Quite interesting that this is possibly the title, after being dragged by Twitter fans for saying he is “not black”. The album is already in the process of being created, although, most shockingly, there was no mention of Jermaine Dupri‘s involvement – since Dupri was greatly involved with Bow Wow’s most prolific material over the years. Shad Moss will turn 30 years old in March 2017, so we expect the album to drop before the new year.