17 Hack-tastic Facts About Bow Wow aka Shad Moss

How well do you know Shad Moss, a.k.a. Bow Wow?

1. He started young

1. He started young

There's just so much to know about Shad Moss because his career started so early. He was rapping at age three and began pursuing the craft professionally at six!
Now you can watch Shad on CSI: Cyber, Wednesdays at 9/8c. 
 
2. He's such a smart guy!

2. He's such a smart guy!

Even though he had a busy, budding career, Shad made great grades in school. 

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3. He's going to investigate some crime scenes

3. He's going to investigate some crime scenes

Shad joins an all-star cast in CSI: Cyber.
Watch CSI: Cyber Wednesdays at 10/9c. 
4. He has a mesmerizing smile

4. He has a mesmerizing smile

Guaranteed to make you lose your train of thought. In fact, what number are we on? 

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5. He's a style icon

5. He's a style icon

From his fresh cut to his sneakers, Shad always looks so cool! 

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6. He's a social media maven

6. He's a social media maven

Shad and Pauley Perrette from NCIS teamed up to bring us all things social at the 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards.
See Pauley as Abby on NCIS, Tuesdays at 8/7c. 
7. He's in love

7. He's in love

He has dated a number of beauties, but it looks like Shad is ready to settle down. He and Erica Mena announced their engagement in September, 2014. 

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8. He's a bad boy gone good

8. He's a bad boy gone good

On CSI: Cyber, Shad plays Brody "Baby Face" Nelson, a former hacker now working for the good guys. 
Watch CSI: Cyber, Wednesdays at 10/9c. 
9. You can call him Shad

9. You can call him Shad

He started out as "Kid Gangsta" until he was given the name "Lil' Bow Wow." In 2002, he dropped the "Lil'" from his stage name. Nowadays, he's going by his given name, Shad Moss. 

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10. He's a baller

10. He's a baller

One of Shad's first big screen roles involved him gaining amazing basketball skills from a pair of old, magical shoes. On CSI: Cyber, before switching to team good guys, Shad as Brody "Baby Face" Nelson hacked his way into funneling millions into his own bank account. 
Watch CSI: Cyber Wednesdays at 10/9c. 
11. He has gorgeous brown eyes

11. He has gorgeous brown eyes

Yeah, you knew this already. But it's worth a reminder. 

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12. He dipped his shoes in retail

12. He dipped his shoes in retail

For awhile, Shad owned a clothing store in Atlanta, Georgia. 

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13. He has some heavy stats

13. He has some heavy stats

No need to look this one up, Shad. He was the youngest rapper to have a number one hit with his 2000 release, "Bounce with Me." 

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14. He's the host with the most

14. He's the host with the most

He hosted a popular live show covering music and pop culture from 2012 until the show ended in 2014. 

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15. He knows how to rock the mic right

15. He knows how to rock the mic right

Shad did such a great job performing in 1993 that a rap heavy-hitter took him under his wing and gave him his real start in the rap game. 

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16. He's released seven albums

16. He's released seven albums

Not to mention a handful of movies and TV show appearances. He's only 28 and he's already accomplished so much! 

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17. He's a TV newbie

17. He's a TV newbie

Though he's rocked stages and graced the big screen several times, CSI: Cyber is Shad's first time taking on a role other than himself in a television series. 
Be sure and watch Shad on CSI: Cyber, Wednesdays at 10/9c.