Bow Wow talks about being on Snoop Dogg’s classic album and in the Gin and Juice music video.
In the early 90’s, Snoop was one of the fastest rising rap stars and when he appeared on Arsenio Hall Show we saw a young Bow Wow. However, HipHopDX recently interviewed Shad Moss and he revealed being discovered earlier before that classic late night talk show.
“We moved to LA right after,” he explained. “And it was really them starting to implement me around Snoop and the Death Row family. And I guess once they drew up the write-up for the ‘Gin & Juice’ video, they was like, ‘Yo, we need some bad kids. Jumping on the couch.’ And they was like, ‘Well, we just found this little kid in Ohio we’re about to sign: throw him in there.’ Which was smart.”
Bow Wow would end up becoming an important piece on BET series 107 and Park after getting major rotation on the network for his music videos. Known as “Mr. 106 and Park,” Bow Wow would end up working the show with Canadian artist, Keisha Chante, who is now working with Entertainment Tonight Canada. The rapper would also be apart of reality television craze with Growing Up Hip Hop: Atlanta by helping to launch the show’s 2017 debut. And in 2020, he finished in third place on the second season of The Masked Singer.
More than five years after initially announcing his retirement, Bow Wow jumped on social media to announce he wants to do his last album with Snoop’s Death Row Records. “Spoke to snoop last week. Very soon,” Bow Wow wrote. “My plan is to put my final album on death row and close my music career out where it began. I’m tryna do the d wade and come home and close it out.”
Spoke to snoop last week. Very soon. My plan is to put my final album on death row and close my music career out where it began. Im tryna do the d wade and come home and close it out. https://t.co/rzQATRFRMu
— Bow Wow (@smoss) February 25, 2022
It would be Bow Wow coming full circle as he appeared on skits of Snoop’s first album. “That’s me doing all the voices on Doggystyle, Snoop’s first album,” he says in the video below. “All the kid voices. It’s like I was born to act, born to entertain. I was born to do what I do.”