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Exclusive: Shad Moss Says He’s Following Diddy’s Blueprint For Success But Doing It All At Once

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After switching his stage name from Bow Wow to Shad Moss, success has seemed to snowball for the 27-year-old rapper/host/actor.

HipHollywood caught up with Shad on the “Green Carpet” at the 2014 BET Hip Hop Awards and asked him how he thinks his life has changed since he switched his name up. “As soon as I made that switch, you know, CSI comes and then my vodka deal comes,” Moss stated.

In August, it was announced that the artist formally known as Bow Wow had signed on to star next to Patricia Arquette and James Van Der Beek on CBS’ upcoming CSI spinoff, CSI: Cyber. To top it off, Shad’s vodka line “NDI” is launching this fall, something he is very proud of. “I’m the first African-American to own, 100% own his vodka, you know what I’m saying. And for me that’s big for a 27-year-old,” he told HipHollywood.

“I’m getting started early … see Puff, not that he waited but I’m just attacking all the sh*t he doing now but I’m doing it way younger. So you know, by the time I’m his age, hopefully, either Imma pass him or I should be right there with him.”

With Diddy currently being 44-years-old, Shad definitely has some time to catch up to him.

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