In 2003, Bow Wow released his third album Unleashed, which was the first album released without using Lil' in his name.
Bow Wow also appeared in five episodes of the television series Entourage. Everything is just 'Bow Wow,' no 'Lil' Bow Wow.'" The first album released under his new name was Unleashed in 2003.
He is currently working on his new album entitled Underrated and starred as Brody Nelson in CSI: Cyber until the show's cancellation in 2016. Its first single was "Let's Get Down" featuring Birdman, the founder of Cash Money Records, which reached #14 on the Hot 100 and #6 on the Hot Rap Tracks charts.
At the age of 13, in 2000 he debuted with Beware of Dog under the stage name Lil' Bow Wow. Bow Wow appeared on the remix of Jo Jo's single "Baby It's You" in 2004. Its first single was "Let Me Hold You", featuring Omarion, and peaked at #1 on the rap chart and #4 on the Hot 100.
Its debut single was "Bounce with Me", which featured R&B girl group Xscape. The next single, "Like You", featuring Ciara, coincided with the beginning of Bow Wow's relationship with the singer.
Shad Gregory Moss (born March 9, 1987), better known by his stage name Bow Wow (formerly Lil' Bow Wow), is an American rapper, actor and television host.
As Lil' Bow Wow, he released his first album, Beware of Dog in 2000 at age 13, which was followed by Doggy Bag 2001.
The album also included "Bow Wow (That's My Name)" featuring Snoop Dogg, which topped the rap chart, In 2002, his second album Doggy Bag was released with singles "Take Ya Home" which peaked at #72 on the Hot 100 and #21 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, and "Thank You" with Jagged Edge, #1 on the R&B chart. New Jack City II, his sixth album, was released in March 2009 and his first album to include a Parental Advisory: Steven Roberts of MTV News observed that this album explored "the influence of crack cocaine in inner-city communities" and featured such guests as T. Three promo singles were released in late 2008: "Marco Polo" featuring Soulja Boy, "Big Girls", and "Roc The Mic".
In 1998, at the age of eleven, Bow Wow met record producer Jermaine Dupri, who helped shape his career. The second single was then released, "My Baby", featuring Jagged Edge.
In 1999, the soundtrack to the movie Wild Wild West featured his song "The Stick Up" with his mentor Jermaine Dupri. Unlike his previous albums, this one was not produced under the mentorship of Jermaine Dupri.
Bow Wow made his first movie appearance in All About the Benjamins, in 2002 as a cameo.
In the same year, Bow Wow made his debut as the lead role in Like Mike.