Rapper and actor Shad Moss, known by many as Bow Wow, announced in an Instagram post that he’s taking his talents to late night television, utilizing an emotional and lengthy caption to illustrated his career’s progressions, from platinum rapper to the host of BET’s former music video staple, 106 & Park.
First time people saw me was on Arsenio Hall show. So its only right i go back to where it started.first let me thank him by paving the way because i wouldn’t have did what I’m about to do. I been quietly working on a project that i felt was needed. When i hosted 106 i knew then i could do whatever (talent wise) but i did not own 106 i had little control and i gots to be the man because im a creator. So when i cant be creative well… But i learned so much to the point i will have my own late night show coming. I get to run my own show content etc… We will have the best producers and show runners in the game! Wont be like ANYTHING ON TV. Its going to be a show YOU HAVE TO WATCH. Music will play an important key to the show. I felt i HAD to do this. Theres no platform for hip hop artist no more. Where can they go to promote on tv other than revolt (they still growing) thats crazy 1 outlet?!! Music videos became less important. College kids and high school students have nothing at 10pm to really look forward to. Where my guest could be Kendrick lamar w j cole performing live. To having Michelle Obama on. I found my stride. I want to help the culture and this is my way of giving back to the game that made me! Get ready i’m going through set designs now. REMEMBER I NEVER WANTED TO BE THE BEST RAPPER, but the GREATEST MULTI ENTERTAINER OF ALL TIME FOR MY ERA. Ps.. I WANT MY FIRST GUEST TO BE NONE OTHER THAN LAKER LEGEND KOBE BRYANT! i want to kixk the show off w him. #shadmoss #BowcomingtolatenightTV #HISTORY #showwillbeINCREDIBLE #lasttodothisarsineohall #younglegend
It hasn’t yet been announced exactly what Bow Wow’s late night show will be, or where it will be hosted, but he’s already got an idea of which guests he’d like appearances from, including Kendrick Lamar, J. Cole, Kobe Bryant, and Michelle Obama. He claims to be soliciting the best producers and show-runners in the world, and points out that the only media outlet currently promoting the agenda he aligns with is Revolt. It’s still unclear whether or not he plans to ever refocus on his music career; after releasing 5 consecutive Gold certified albums–three of which were certified Platinum–Bow Wow has considerably slowed up, vacillating between record labels and intermittently showing promise via single releases and mixtapes.