Bow Wow is set to retire from making rap music after 16 years in the business.
The “Let Me Hold You” rapper announced plans to stop making music after the release of his final album Nylth, claiming he is ready for a “new adventure” after selling 10 million albums during his career.
In a post on his Instagram account, Bow Wow, 29 — whose real name is Shad Gregory Moss — called himself the “Prince of Music” and said he will retire before he reaches 30.
Alongside a picture of himself performing, he wrote: “Retirement only means that it is time for a new adventure — over 10 million sold. This the last one. THANK YOU for the musical journey! #screamtours #over10miionsold #didwhatisaididdo #retirefromtherapgamebefore30 #blessed #princeofhiphop #sosodef #DPG “Im NOT coming back wearing the 4-5. ITS OVER.”
It comes as a surprise that the hip-hop star has decided to call time on his music career, as in September 2015 he signed to P Diddy’s label, Bad Boy Records.
However, in a post on his Twitter account, he said he’s happy with what he was achieved and the 20 million dollars he’s made from his records.
“Made over 20 million off rap. Why be greedy? I’m good with everything I accomplished. I made it to the white house,” he wrote.
Moss dropped his stage name, Bow Wow, in 2014. He was discovered by Snoop Dogg when he was just 6 years old.
And Snoop will produce his final LP, Nylth.
“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 S**T BOUT TO BANG ON MOMMAS! And we aiming and im talking RECKLESS on this album. NOBODY SAFE THE TITLE OF MY FINAL ALBUM NYLTH, he wrote.