The first rapper he listened to extensively was Jay-Z.
Joined Snoop Dogg's Entourage Bow Wow got his start when he climbed on stage at a Snoop Dogg concert and began rapping.
Among his many appearances that year was at the Grammys, which he opened with pop superstar Madonna.
Bow Wow began rapping when he was just five, repeating lyrics he heard on TV, performing at that time as Kid Gangsta.
His biggest musical influence as a young boy was the pop superstar Michael Jackson.
Unleashed continued the rapper's practice of clean lyrics, proving that rap music need not be vulgar to be popular.
Bow Wow was born Shad Gregory Moss on March 9, 1987, and grew up in Columbus, Ohio.
He began to study under tutors, beginning in the ninth grade.
Predictably, he said that he didn't miss being in school.Calling himself "Lil' Bow Wow," he made his solo recording debut in 2000 at the age of 13 with Beware of Dog, which went double platinum the following year.A single from this album, "Bounce with Me," earned him a place in the Guinness Book of World Records as the youngest rap star in American history with a hit single.Date of birth : 1987-03-09 Date of death : - Birthplace : Columbus, Ohio, United States Nationality : American Category : Arts and Entertainment Last modified : 2010-07-13 Credited as : Rap musician and singer, worked with Snoop Dogg, Bow Wow or Lil' Bow Wow, born Shad Gregory Moss on March 9, 1987 in Columbus, Ohio, United States is an African-American rap musician.The youngest rapper ever to have a hit single in the United States, Bow Wow was six when he made his recording debut as a guest artist on a Snoop Dogg album.After moving to Los Angeles with his mother, Bow Wow made his first recording when he was six years old, appearing as a guest artist on the 1993 Snoop Dogg album Doggystyle.