Bow Wow To Focus On Acting

Published: Friday 23rd May 2008 by Sam
Bow Wow To Focus On Acting According to Billboard, Bow Wow is turning his focus away from music to acting, and has a string of acting gigs in the pipeline. Check out the report:

Actor-rapper Shad Moss, aka Bow Wow, is focusing on acting full time. Moss has joined the upcoming fifth season of HBO’s “Entourage” in a recurring role, playing Charlie, a new stand-up comic client of E (Kevin Connolly).

Additionally, he has landed a role opposite Forest Whitaker, rapper Lil Wayne and Isaiah Washington in the Weinstein Co.’s sports drama “Patriots,” about a high school basketball team in post-Katrina Louisiana.

“After 16 years in the music industry and six successful albums, I’ve decided to shift my energy to something else I’m passionate about, acting,” Moss said. “I’m going to try to be the next Will Smith.”

Like Moss, Smith started off as a rapper before segueing into acting.

I’m pretty sure the news will be greeted with joy by many. For someone who’s music and sales leave a lot to be desired, he really does come across overly cocky.

The quote did make for an interesting read, though. Six successful albums, huh? I would beg to differ. After serving up one of the biggest flops of last year with his joint ‘Face Off’ Lp with Omarion, he may just be ‘shifting his energies’ elsewhere before inevitably ending up like his (collabo) partner O – dropped from his label.

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  2. Anonymous May 23, 2008

    I remember when bow wow scoffed at the idea of being compared to will smith & even called him a bubble gum rapper. Will Smith even played bow wow after he heard his remarks, now bow wow decides he want to be the next will smith who is a pioneer….

  3. tia May 23, 2008

    well i think it’s a good look,his singles always do well and so do his albums….and with how albums are selling these days (tiffany,lil mama,estelle) faceoff still did pretty well…he is a bit cocky but aint nobody more cocky then fif so lets not trip

    he’s a pretty ok actor,he will only get better with the more movies that he does,frankly i think its time for him to be shad moss and not bow wow for awhile (probably life lol) i mean i like bow but i know he has alot of other people that dont like him.

  4. Anonymous May 24, 2008

    agree with tia, bow wow was a kids name hes grown up i think, he should change names

  5. Anonymous May 24, 2008

    he cant act nor rap, give these acting roles to real actors who has been in the game longer than any of these rappers, give the gigs to derek luke or anthony macki (sp)

  6. Anonymous May 24, 2008

    Bow wow has been in the biz for 16 years longer than most of the rappers out today. They wish they could be in the biz for that long. I mean even longer than 50 and all these one hit wonders. He has had hits and even though Faceoff wasn’t so sucessful all his albums before them have done pretty good. And the three movies he was in were pretty good. And we all know he dissed him but that’s in the past. I’m sure the hatchet is buried.

    Also I don’t think O was dropped from his label. He said it himself he was “released” or something but is working on a new album so yeah, Omarion is doing great.

  7. Anonymous May 24, 2008

    Are u serious…Bow Wow albums haven’t sold…his last 3 albums were successful get ur facts straight Billboard! He’s a wonna be and he’s not going to succeed like Will Smith, Queen Latifah, LL Cool J, and Ice Cube because those rappers have that quality about them and Bow Wow doesn’t.

    Bow Wow music was a wrap when he released his 5th album with the single “Shoty Like Mine”…that album barely went gold and for the person who said “Face Off” did well is a damn liar…selling 300,000 copies is not good. Get ur facts straight.

  8. Anonymous May 25, 2008

    ummm SAM omarion didnt get dropped he got a release from his contract.

    anywho….although i dont like bow wow i can see him being successful.

    can’t hate on him for that.

  9. Anonymous May 25, 2008

    released is industry talk for dropped

  10. ND May 25, 2008

    I wish Bow Wow the best of luck…

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