Bow Wow retiring from rap, says next album will be his last

FILE - In this June 28, 2014, file photo, Shad Moss, also known by his stage name, Bow Wow, attends the BET Experience - 106 and Park Live in Los Angeles. Moss announced his retirement from rap on social media on August 7, 2016 (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)

HOLLYWOOD (AP)– The rapper formerly known as Bow Wow says his upcoming album will be his last.

Shad Moss announced his retirement from rap on social media over the weekend. He says Snoop Dogg will be the executive producer on his final album, titled “NYLTH.” Snoop Dogg took Moss under his wing when Moss was a pint-size emcee in the 1990s. Snoop gave Moss the stage name “Lil’ Bow Wow.”

The 29-year-old Moss says on Twitter that it’s a “blessing to have made millions and can retire before 30.”

His post-retirement plans include a focus on acting and hosting. Moss also says he’s producing two TV shows this year. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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