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Bow Wow Biography

Bow Wow


Date of Birth
9 December 1987, Columbus, Ohio, USA

Birth Name
Shad Gregory Moss

Bow Weezy
L B Dub
Mr. BW

5' 7" (1.7 m)

Mini Biography
Shad Gregory Moss was born on March 9, 1987 in Columbus, Ohio to Teresa Rena (Jones) and Alfonso Preston Moss. When Shad was five, he started his rap career using the nickname "Kid Gangsta." One year later, he took front stage during "The Chronic Tour" and impressed rapper Snoop Dogg, who later gave him the name Lil' Bow Wow. Snoop Dogg later hired him as an opening act and introduced him to Jermaine Dupri, the producer who helped Shad's career.

He backed up the success of his double platinum debut album "Beware of The Dog" (2000) with 2002's platinum "Doggy Bag." It was during the release of his first album that he publicly took his nom de guerre.

After having several guest spots on TV shows such as "Moesha" and "The Steve Harvey Show," Shad made his big-screen acting debut in 2002's All About The Benjamins, which he immediately followed with his first starring role, Like Mike, and a new stage name- Bow wow.

He has publicly dated Ciara, and in 2011 admitted to having a child with an unnamed woman. In 2012 he made news when he was publicly forced to pay child support. In 2015 he became engaged with reality star Erica Mena.

In 2015 he began starring in the TV show "CSI: Cyber" and resides in Atlanta, Georgia.

  • Starting rhyming at the age of 3.
  • Hip-hop artist/rap artist.
  • "Drove" Madonna's rhinestone encrusted limosine onstage before opening the door for her during the 2000 Grammy Awards telecast.
  • Is a straight-A student.
  • Performed the theme song to "All That" on stage at their 10th anniversary special. The original theme song from 1995 featured Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes and is still used before every episode. Had she not passed away, Lil Bow Wow would not have had to sing the theme at the anniversary special.
  • Is good friends with Jermaine Dupri, and Ciara.
  • Had a duet with Jojo in her song "Baby It's You"
  • Is good friends with Omarion.
  • He has his own clothing line named Shago.
  • Was accompanied by singer Ciara to the MTV Video Music Awards in 2005.
  • Earned a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records as the youngest rapper to have a No. 1 hit (with the 2000 track "Bounce with Me").
  • Has a daughter: Shai Moss (b. April 27, 2011) with ex-girlfriend, Joie Chavis.
  • Bow Wow has just released his much anticipated 5th album, The Price Of Fame. He will be touring in the summer of 2007. Bow Wow is also currently working on some movies. [December 2006]
  • From 26th December 2005 through 1st January 2006, in concert on the Holiday Jam Tour. Bow Wow created this tour himself. [December 2005]
  • Currently working with his record label LBW Ent. Bow Wow is also working on his collaboration album, "Face Off", with Omarion which is due out December 4, 2007. [July 2007]
  • Releasing his new album Wanted. [July 2005]
  • Releasing his third album "Unleashed" [July 2003]
  • Finished his Scream Tour on September 4th 2005. [September 2005]
  • Preparing for his summer Scream Tour IV with Omarion, B5, Marques Houston, Bobby Valentino, and Pretty Ricky. [July 2005]
  • Engaged to Erica Mena Samuels from September 22, 2014 to November 2015.

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