NEWS: Bow Wow: Acting First, Rapping Second

Bow Wow better hope his bite is as bad as his bark. The former teen superstar told the Hollywood Reporter that he’s going to focus on acting full-time now, instead of rapping.

“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,” he said. “I’m going to try to be the next Will Smith.” Certainly those are big shoes to fill.

The Atlanta-by-way-of Ohio rhyme spitter released a collaborative album with Omarion last year titled Face/Off. The group project created plenty of buzz, however, album sales didn’t pile up as expected. Bow Wow had greater success with his earlier solo albums, as did Omarion with group mates B2K.

Bow Wow (nee’ Shad Moss) will have plenty on his plate despite not working on music.

He’s scheduled to appear on the forthcoming fifth season of HBO’s “Entourage”. Bow Wow will play a stand-up comedian in a recurring role. E., played by Kevin Connolly, will managed him as a client.

Also, Bow Wow is set to take to the big screen alongside Oscar-winner Forest Whitaker and Isaiah Washington in a post-Katrina sports drama titled “Patriots.” The rapper recently wrapped work on an indie flick “Driving Lessons.”

He hasn’t given up music entirely either. His next studio album, H.I.M. (History In Making), is due later this year.-Jayson Rodriguez

  • TriniBwoy

    Thats wussup! Get that movie guap!

  • markamilyon

    im glad he’s finally persuing somthin he’s good at! lol

  • rompwitmi

    ITS GWAUP NIGGA YOU TAUGHT YOU HOW TO SPEAK
    MAN YOU MUST HAVE NO TEETH CUZ YOU TALK SOME DUMB SHEEEET DEM MI HUSTLE TREE 6 5 HAHAHA

    BOW WOW GOT RAPED AN HE STILL GETTIN MONEY HAHAHA LIL NIGGA BODYGUARD RAPED HIM LOL

  • ronnie

    who cares. this kid couldn’t rhyme even if jd wrote the lyrics for him

  • no hate

    Didn’t diss Will Smith a while back?

    • Shawty J

      After Bow Wow dissed him first.

  • B

    A-Alikes: Bow-Wow and T.I.

  • http://www.sohh.com BossHogg

    Yesssssss! If Heard Anthor Cd By Bow Wow
    I Would’ve Blown My Brains Out..LOL

  • niggafrommemphis

    what ever happened to the gay movie he made.

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  • pistol

    ill jack dat lil nigga

  • http://xxlmag.com the brown

    Yo, to be as good as Will Smith is great aspirations, but he messed that career up when got all those gay ass tatoos on his arms and neck ie., the rest of you sheep. I swear you kids don’t know how to think for yourselves anymore. It’s hard being young and without both parents involved in your life, I know. But you dudes ain’t Bow Weezy..or Weezy or Jeezy. So take it easy and get off that sheezy.
    Oh yeah and Bow Wow will be very lucky if he can last another 5 years in the game cause he ain’t hittin on nuthin’. Acting may be his savior but he’ll never be Will Smith.

  • http://xxlmag.com the brown

    He won’t even be the next Todd Smith.

  • BooRae

    whenever y’all get thru bumpin’ y’all gums Bow Weezy gets more money and breezies then ALL of y’all, and if y’all could be him you would drop everything and start clappin’ and laughin’ like a freekin’ seal. So stop hatin cuz Bow Wow is a young, fly and flashy MoFO!

  • Jack

    he has acting experience every time he ACTS like the song is his own and he ACTS tough but he can’t stop being a rapper cause he never was one if you don’t write your own rhymes your not a rapper it would be like if he has someone that looked like him acting then he gets the actor credits. and he will never be taken seriously as an actor and for sure never on the level will smith is on. first he wanted to be like mike now will smith. he’s a joke roll bounce hhahah

  • Shawty J

    I think he’s making a smart move, considering he’s never really gonna get any respect from his peers.

  • steve

    i think its a shame that whenever rappers appear on entourage they dont all appear as themselves. while the random actors are just making guest spot, saigon is trying to get a deal, is being extorted by a street hustler and works at a car wash and bow wow’s a fucking comedian? that show hit its peak and gradually started to suck.

  • JP

    congrats
    nut i still cant get over that time young berg said “I can see me and Bow Wow fucking girls together” haha

  • http://xxlmag.com the brown

    Yo, I forgot about “Rollbounce”. That shit was straight.

  • Khayan from the bronx

    That’s a good look for Bow. They r paying rappers a couple of million to be in these films. He spent all that time and energy on his and Omarion’s album and they r lucky if they cover cost. Music is not what it use to be. So get that movie paper bow.

  • Dre

    Didn’t bow wow at one point try to diss will smith and now he’s talkin bout tryin to be like him.This lil boy is confused.Jermaine sit him down and try to talk some since into him!!

  • http://www.michaelbost86@gmail.com michael bost

    wat up bow wow the best raper.