Scene Magazine interview: Bow Wow, 2011

An interview for Scene Magazine with American rapper Bow Wow. Click on the scanned image for a closer look, or read the article excerpt underneath.

It’s hard right now for Bow Wow to call any place home. The writing and recording, touring, acting and charity work seem to have him constantly hopscotching about the United States.

Little wonder, then, that when the rapper slips onto the phone he sounds exhausted.

“I’m in New York right now. I just got in from Amsterdam yesterday,” he explains with the air of a man still deep in the decompression zone. “I will be in New York for, like, the next month. I’m actually filming my brand new movie here, so I’ll be here for a little while.”

The acting bug has bitten hard for Bow Wow. He may have just completed a successful month-long tour of Europe, but his name is increasingly being found atop a different type of marquee.

“I love working in film. I love ’em both but acting is definitely… let’s just say I could see myself doing more acting in the future than music. It’s peaceful, less stressful, I’m at ease when I’m doing it, and I just have a passion for it. I love it. It’s challenging and I love challenges, and I just respect the craft a lot.”

It’s all a long way from how it started for Shad Gregory Moss. Born in Columbus, Ohio in 1987, Moss latched onto rap music when he was just three years old and by age six was already performing recreationally under the moniker ‘Kid Gangsta’. In 1993, he appeared at a concert in Los Angeles and was noticed by Snoop Dogg, who subsequently christened him ‘Lil’ Bow Wow’. A few months later and Lil’ Bow Wow earned his stripes by appearing on Snoop’s seminal record, ‘Doggystyle’, an experience that he can now only vaguely remember.

“Just being in the booth, and Snoop and them telling me to, ‘Say it like this. Say it like that,’” he laughs.

For the full article, visit Scene Magazine.

3 Responses to “Scene Magazine interview: Bow Wow, 2011”

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  2. Is there something wrong with the stylesheet here? Everything looks black and I can barely read the article?

  3. Hey Toddler. It reads okay at my end – on both Firefox and Safari – and I know others who haven’t had a problem. What browser are you using?

    If you want to go straight to the original article, head here:

    http://scenemagazine.com.au/index.php/category-table/1279-bow-wow

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