Bow Wow (That's My Name)

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"Bow Wow (That's My Name)"
Lil Bow Wow - That's My Name.jpg
Single by Lil' Bow Wow featuring Snoop Dogg
from the album Beware of Dog
Released October 17, 2000
Format 12-inch single, CD single
Recorded 2000
Studio Southside Studios
(Atlanta, Georgia)
Genre Pop rap
Length 3:44
Label So So Def, Sony
Writer(s) George Clinton, Bryan-Michael Cox, Jermaine Dupri, Garry M. Shider, Calvin Broadus, David L. Spradley
Producer(s) Jermaine Dupri
Lil' Bow Wow singles chronology
"Bounce with Me"
"Bow Wow (That's My Name)"
"Puppy Love"
Snoop Dogg singles chronology
"Snoop Dogg (What's My Name Pt. 2)"
"Bow Wow (That's My Name)"
"Hennesey n Buddah"

"Bow Wow (That's My Name)" is the second single from Lil' Bow Wow's debut album Beware of Dog. It features fellow rapper Snoop Dogg.

Song info[edit]

It samples "Dernier Domicile Connu" originally recorded by François de Roubaix and "Atomic Dog" by George Clinton. It was used in the 102 Dalmatians trailer.

Formats and track listings[edit]

Maxi CD single

  1. Bow Wow (That's My Name) (Track Masters Remix)
  2. Bow Wow (That's My Name) (Going Back To Cali Remix)
  3. Bow Wow (That's My Name) (Radio Edit)
  4. Bow Wow (That's My Name) (Instrumental)

The "radio edit" completely removes Snoop Dogg's rap and instead, includes a new verse. It also removes Lil' Bow Wow's mention of Snoop Dogg and Jermaine Dupri's line as well, making it a song by Lil' Bow Wow only. All versions censor profanities, including the second half of "motherfucker" in Snoop's verse, leading listeners to only hear "woof mother...the Dogg came to play".

Music video[edit]

The video was shot of Los Angeles directed by Dave Meyers.[1] It was voted for the #1 video on BET's 106 & Park.[citation needed] It was the first music video on 106 & Park to be retired.

  • 2001 : Won Billboard Music Award
    • Category Rap Single of the Year for "Bow Wow (That's My Name)"
  • 2001 : Won BET Award
    • Category Viewer's Choice for "Bow Wow (That's My Name)"

Bow Wow features in the video along with his alleged "Godfather" Snoop Dogg, Fred Durst, Chanté Moore, Moby, and his 'mentor' Jermaine Dupri.

Release history[edit]

Country Release date Format
United States October 17, 2000 CD/12"
February 20, 2001 CD


Chart (2000) Peak
Australia (ARIA)[2] 6
Belgium (Ultratop) 9
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[3] 35
France (SNEP)[4] 2
Germany (Official German Charts)[5] 9
Ireland (IRMA)[6] 13
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[7] 2
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[8] 17
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[9] 5
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[10] 4
UK (UK Singles Chart)[11] 6
UK (UK R&B Chart) 2
US Billboard Hot 100[12] 21
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[13] 9
US Hot Rap Songs (Billboard)[14] 1