Child Rappers Who Didn’t Stand The Test Of Time

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Child rappers often find themselves topping the Billboard charts, but typically, once they grow up, their careers dwindle. Such was the case for these ten forgotten child stars:

10. Lil Bow Wow

Lil Bow Wow performed at The Source Hip Hop Music Awards 2000

Lil Bow Wow performed at ‘The Source Hip Hop Music Awards 2000’ at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in Los Angeles, Ca. 8/22/00.
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His debut album Beware of Dog sold over 3 million copies, but he was never able to replicate that success. He dropped the Lil from his name in 2002, and in 2014, he performs under his real name, Shad Moss.

9. Lil Romeo


Lil Romeo arrives at the NIKELODEON 15th ANNUAL KIDS CHOICE AWARDS

Lil’ Romeo arrives at the NIKELODEON 15th ANNUAL KIDS CHOICE AWARDS at Barker Hanger in Santa Monica, CA, Saturday, April 20, 2002. 2002IMAGEDIRECT
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Lil Romeo still holds the distinction of being the youngest artist to ever have a #1 single, with his song My Baby in 2001. Now a multitalented adult, hes participated in Dancing With The Stars, appeared in a Tyler Perry movie, and played Division 1 college basketball at USC.

8. Kriss Kross


After Totally Crossed Out sold 4 million copies, Kriss Kross produced just two more records, neither of which produced a hit song.

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