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8 August 2016, 11:55
Bow Wow is hanging up the mic.
Bow Wow has announced that he is officially retiring from music.
The 29-year-old rapper, who has recently been using his real name Shad Moss, revealed the news to his fans after performing at a club in Australia.
"Retirement only means that it is time for a new adventure" over 10 million sold. This the last one. THANK YOU,” he said on Twitter.
"Retirement only means that it is time for a new adventure" over 10 million sold. This the last one. THANK YOU pic.twitter.com/XnWldHxYrB— Shad Moss(Bow Wow) (@smoss) August 7, 2016
"I always said years ago i'd retire from music before 30. I just cant see myself at 30 years old rapping" pic.twitter.com/U7Fs4R6WMf— Shad Moss(Bow Wow) (@smoss) August 7, 2016
"Made over 20 million off rap. Why be greedy? Im good with everything i accomplished. I made it to the white house" pic.twitter.com/bSnDdG7cRF— Shad Moss(Bow Wow) (@smoss) August 7, 2016
Bow Wow exploded onto the Hip Hop scene as Lil Bow Wow in the early 00s – earning several platinum and gold albums.
However his adult rap career has seen less success, with the rapper recently leaving his record deal with Cash Money to reportedly sign a management deal with Bad Boy Records.
Fans on Twitter have expressed their confusion at the news, with some even claiming he was already technically retired.
Tryna figure out what Bow Wow's retiring from, cause music retired from him about a decade ago.— king elle (@DatMichCray) August 7, 2016
Bow wow said he retiring from Rap today......Honestly thought he retired 10 years ago maybe it's just me— BRICK OWENS (@My_Fish_Died) August 7, 2016
@smoss it can't be just me who thought Bow Wow already retired— Wins (@yosoylajefedemi) August 7, 2016
Ain't Bow Wow been retired though?— Larissa (@laribeey) August 7, 2016
Bow Wow has since announced that he will release his final album ‘NYLTH’ – which will be executively produced by Snoop Dogg.
My last album will be Executive Produced by my uncle Snoop and myself. Since he brought me in the game, its only right i involve him and end it with him. ITS OFFICIAL!!!! THIS SHIT BOUT TO BANG ON MOMMAS! And we aiming and im talking RECKLESS on this album. NOBODY SAFE #DPG #ATK THE TITLE OF MY FINAL ALBUM "NYLTH" @rmmpercy @dazdillinger @snoopdogg