Shad Gregory Moss (born March 9, 1987), better known by his stage nameBow Wow (formerly Lil' Bow Wow), is an American rapper, actor, television presenter, and broadcaster. Moss' career began upon being discovered rapper Snoop Dogg, and eventually brought to record producer Jermaine Dupri and signed to So So Def Recordings. As Lil' Bow Wow, he released his first album, Beware of Dog, in 2000 at age 13, which was followed by Doggy Bag in 2001. In 2003, Bow Wow released his third album Unleashed, which was the first album released after dropping the "Lil'" from his stage name, and the first not to be released by So So Def. His next album, Wanted (2005) spawned his two highest charting singles, "Let Me Hold You" (featuring Omarion) and "Like You" (featuring Ciara). As of September 2015, Bow Wow has signed a management deal to Bad Boy Records.