Bow Wow Retires – Again

AllHipHop Staff

Rapper Bow Wow has finally retired – again.

The not-so-surprising announcement comes on the heels of a lackluster outing for his New Jack City II.

"This is my last album because for me, there's no more that needs to be done on the music side, I've done everything," Bow told blog "And the scary thing is I'm 22 years old and I'm young. I'm still a baby, so it's kinda like on the music side, I've been doing it since five. That's 17 years of non-stop music, music, music.”

The rapper said there literally is nothing left for him in the music business.

He proclaimed, “There's nothing more to accomplish that I haven't seen yet...I feel like now it's time to endure a new challenge...Close the chapter on the Bow Wow legacy...As far as albums, I'm good. Seven albums at 22, that's crazy."

The news comes after his most recent album sold 30,900 units and debuted at No. 16 on the Billboard charts.

This isn’t the first time Bow Wow has claimed he would be retiring from rapping. The rapper has been letting the public know his plans or making similar announcements since about 2006, when he was 19.

In 2006, the rapper said that he’d like to go out in “with a bang” as his fifth album emerged. In He told People Magazine in 2008, "After the eighth album, I'm done. [I have] probably one more in me and that's eight. Like, I'm one [album] behind Nas, and that's crazy. I wanna be the next Will Smith."

As he has maintained in the past, the rapper said the he would like to segue his career into movies and other acting roles. Last year, he appeared in "Entourage," but also movies such as The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006), Roll Bounce (2005) and Johnson Family Vacation.

Bow Wow’s 2007’s Retirement Announcement:

Bow Wow’s 2009’s Retirement Announcement: