Bow Wow has quit the music industry.

The 29-year-old singer songwriter has confirmed he plans to retire from producing rap music before the age of 30, but after he releases his final album 'Nylth', because he is ready for a ''new adventure'' after the success of his career thus far, which has seen him sell over 10 million.

The 'Let Me Hold You' hitmaker - whose real name is Shad Gregory Moss - announced the news via social media.

The star shared a photograph of himself alongside the caption: ''Retirement only means that it is time for a new adventure - over 10 million sold. This the last one. THANK YOU for the musical journey! #screamtours #over10miionsold #didwhatisaididdo #retirefromtherapgamebefore30 #blessed #princeofhiphop #sosodef #DPG ''Im NOT coming back wearing the 4-5. ITS OVER (sic)''

However, Shad - who signed to P Diddy's record label Bad boy Records in September last year - has revealed he is happy with his achievements, which include making ''20 million'' dollars from his hit records.

He tweeted: ''Made over 20 million off rap. Why be greedy? I'm good with everything i accomplished. I made it to the white house (sic).''

Meanwhile Bow Wow - who was first discovered by Snoop Dogg when he was six years old - will work with the 'Drop It Like It's Hot' hitmaker on his final LP.

He wrote: ''My last album will be Executive Produced by my uncle Snoop and myself. Since he brought me in the game, its only right i involve him and end it with him.''