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Mar. 9, 1987
Artistfacts for Bow Wow
His real name is Shad Gregory Moss. He got his nickname from Snoop Doggy Dogg, who discovered him when he was 6. For a while, he was known as "Lil' Bow Wow."
As a kid, he wanted to be a professional basketball player for the 76ers. His favorite player is Allen Iverson. (Thanks, Kaila from Tennessee for above 2)`
He has worked on the soundtracks to the movies Big Mama's House and Wild, Wild West.
His producer is Jermaine Dupri, who has experience working with young rappers. He created the look and sound for Kris Kross in the early '90s.
Dupri was looking for an act that would appeal to young black and Latino girls. Boy bands were big, but they were all white.
He performed with Madonna at the 2001 Grammys. They opened the show with Bow Wow "driving" a car onstage with Madonna, who came out and performed.
In 2005, he starred in the movie Roll Bounce. He also appeared as Twinky in The Fast And The Furious: Tokyo Drift. (thanks, Alexa - chi town, IL)
He has his own clothing line called Shago. (thanks, Giana - Gibraltar)
When he first started rapping, he went by "Kid Gangsta." (thanks, Bertrand - Paris, France)