I have a distinct memory of myself hearing this song on the radio in a certain rented "summer house" in the (roughly) mid-1990s, perhaps even earlier, with the memorable refrain going:
Bow wow wow, yippie yo, yippie yay
But when I now look it up on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bow_Wow_(That%27s_My_Name)
Released October 17, 2000
Huh? In the year 2000, I know for a fact that we had not had anything to do with that rented summer house for years already, so I could not possibly have heard it on the radio in the year 2000 (and late 2000, nonetheless)... And I remember myself still being a kid -- not 15 as I would've been in 2000.
While this wouldn't be the first time in my life that I got two different memories mixed up in my head, I really did think that this one was real. I expected to see something like:
Released August 15, 1995
Released July 9, 1993
This disturbs me on a fundamental level. Could it be that I'm confusing this with some other kid rapper who also called himself "bow wow"? I know I'm really stretching it here, but I really did think that I had heard it in that room, sitting in a certain position and looking out into the kitchen from the bed. I strongly associate that song with that room, yet I apparently heard it many years later, at a much later age. It just doesn't add up.
It seems like I cannot trust my memories whatsoever. This one in particular downright scares me.
I notice that he raps "my name is" in a way which reminds me of a song by Eminem. This is the only hint I have that maybe this is a different/later song which parodies some earlier kid rapper, but I frankly don't think this is the explanation. I probably have just blended together two different memories...