Bow Wow changes name

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He's gone full circle - going from Lil Bow Wow, to Bow Wow and now he asks to be referred to as Shad Moss, the name his mother gave him. The rapper announced on Instagram that he has decided to drop his stage moniker and answer strictly to his legal name going forward. The 27 year-old says he has come a long way since finding fame with the release of his first album over a decade ago: "We made alot of history as bow wow. Now its time for the next chapter and challenge. Bow wow does not fit who i am today. Ima father, business man, TV host, Actor, and rapper! Time for MR Moss to take over! (sic)" 

He also honoured his time in the industry, posting a picture of himself as a very young Lil Bow Wow more than ten years ago:

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