Shad Moss—better known as Bow Wow—has announced his retirement from rap over the weekend.
In the beginning of August, Moss embarked on a tour in Australia, stopping in cities such as Canberra, Newcastle, and Melbourne. After performing at a club called Alumbra, Moss shared photos on social media with a message to his fans. At 29 years old, he is hanging up the mic for good.

This shouldn’t come as much of a surprise. Moss has struggled with his relevancy in hip-hop since exploding on the scene as Lil’ Bow Wow in the early 2000s, when he earned several platinum and gold albums alongside his mentor Jermaine Dupri. Bow Wow’s adult career had a few recognizable moments like when he made Face Off with Omarion and signed to Cash Money in 2009. Outside of music, he’s made a career in television with gigs like hosting BET’s now defunct 106 & Park and playing a top hacker named Brody “Baby Face” Nelson on CSI: Cyber.

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