Bow Wow will become a regular on HBO's "Entourage" when the show returns for its fifth season this fall, according to reports.
The rapper takes on the role of Charlie, a stand-up comic who becomes the latest client of Eric, played by Kevin Connolly.
"After 16 years in the music industry and six successful albums, I've decided to shift my energy to something else I'm passionate about, acting," said the artist, according to E! Online. "I'm going to try to be the next Will Smith."
The 21-year-old rapper, whose real name is Shad Moss, is currently filming the New Orleans-based sports drama "Patriots" opposite Forest Whitaker and Isaiah Washington. His movie resume also includes "Roll Bounce" and "The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift."