Where Are They Now? The Former Harlem Shaking, Diddy Boppin’ 10 Obscure Faces Of Bad Boy (We Found ‘Em!)

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March 7, 2013 ‐ By Clarke Gail Baines

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Well, make that most of them at least. Not too long ago we did a slideshow about Bad Boy artists under Diddy who were dope, but whose talents couldn’t fully flourish with him. Listening to some Bad Boy classics earlier, we were moved to try and figure out what the hell happened to some of these artists, more specifically, the ones who fell off the face of the earth. We know where Shyne is (NOT in the U.S., but talking crap about everybody who is), we know what Mase is doing, we know Carl Thomas is back on the road, we know Dawn Richard is making it, and Faith Evans got away from Puff just in time. But hey, where’s Black Rob? Loon? The ladies from Total? We have a clue. Take a peek and be ready to click!

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G. Dep

It’s been a long time since we saw kids REALLY Harlem Shaking in this guy’s video for the song “Let’s Get It” in 2001, and since then, things have been pretty tough for Trevell Coleman, better known as G. Dep. After meeting Diddy (Puffy back then) in ’98, getting signed and having success with his album, Child of the Ghetto, it didn’t move B.I.G. or Mase numbers, and Coleman was dropped. He went on to make an independent album with former Bad Boy artist Loon in 2007, suffered with PCP addiction, and soon enough found himself in trouble with the law. In 2010, Coleman made the huge step of turning himself in for a murder he committed in ’93 while trying to pull off a robbery. He was recently sentenced to second-degree murder and sentenced to 15 years in prison. Daaaaamn.

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  • MsNisha

    I never have understood why black people talk $hit about Diddy. A record company – or any business for that matter – is in the business of making money. Why the hell would I keep investing money into a person who isn’t going to pan out any returns!!! That’s like investing in Enron stock or Paris Hilton’s music career – for WHAT!!?!?!? Diddy is a business man and at the end of the day if it don’t work out it’s up to those artists to make sure they have squared their business away and ensured that the contracts are up to par. My issue has always been why don’t people talk greasy about Missy – because nobody who was ever on her record label did anything, or DTP (Ludacris) label, or any other label (J. Records, Epic, etc.) when they drop talented people for lackluster sales. This isn’t anything new and it seems unfair for Diddy to always take the hit! Especially when some of this falling off is the artists’ doing too!!

  • tonia

    G dep looks like an octopus

  • http://twitter.com/thirst4haterade wilson hill

    slim had a solo album? glad I never heard it. his voice was nauseating. only put up with him because 112’s music was awesome. some people just aren’t solo artists. diddy sells dreams to the desperate, yet talented naïve artists. he’s a shameless self promoting narcissist who got rich of the talent of others. he’s no better than don king, clive davis, jimmy iovine, dr dre…etc. KMA

  • Nigel Johnson

    Real talk. What would have happened to Biggy, had he stayed alive and under bad boy?

  • dee

    dang surpised about loon. LOVE LOVE LOVE me some 112. Oh i miss them! would like to know what happened to cheri dennis

  • Ladydi82

    Bossip you forgot Babs bunny from “making the band” she host QOTR. Babs is definitely doing her thing. there is life and success after bad boy they just have to work harder than other artists because diddy ain’t spit.

  • Nick

    2013 and still listening to 112.

  • Trouble

    It’s about making that paper and I get it from Diddy’s point of view and I see how he is able to get that paper off these artists cause they are not that smart or talented. I was able to see G-dep perform at a hotel party..a hotel party when I graduated from high school in 2001 and all I could think of was homeboy is on drugs or was just some random guy he pick up and dust off from the streets. Pam is know in New Jersey and is known around my neighborhood, she likes to stay low key. Diddy is a manipulator, if anyone is serious about their business Diddy is not the guy to help.

  • R!-Goddamn-Diculous

    everyone on diddy’s label ended up dropping him……..enough said…….

  • WhoMe

    What about carl thomas, cheri dennis, dream, b5 (lmfao), that white dude that rapped on dream’s single “this is me”? Puffy is a CROOK!!!

  • LaylaAjmine

    Killing careers combs

  • G’Dyss

    forgot about his pop girl-band effort with Dream

  • cellyb2000

    With a face like Craig Mack, how is it possible to be so elusive?

    • http://twitter.com/thirst4haterade wilson hill

      makes jay z look like tyrese

  • Greeneyez0712

    P Diddy, Puff Daddy, Sean John, Sean Puffy Combs kills Careers!!! Why do ppl keep signing with this dude?!?!? New Edition too Dang!!!

    • http://twitter.com/thirst4haterade wilson hill

      desperation = poor decision making.

  • http://www.facebook.com/amanda.browne.7165 Amanda D. Browne

    Donnie Klang is looking good!!!!!! YUM!

  • kierah

    Bad Boy was the soundtrack to my college years. Even then I knew, (with the exception of Biggie) I wasn’t listening to the finest voices of our time. It was fun party music. The label had a solid 5 year run, but the talent really wasn’t there.

  • Nikkita Michelle

    Diddy is making so much money with his Sean John brand that music is only a hobby to him now. If you’re trying to be a serious artist you need someone who wants to work with you and for you, not be some after thought hobby. Artists of the world, RUN FROM BAD BOY!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/complexsimplicity1 Ryan Leslie

    Can’t believe you didn’t add Cheri Dennis. :/

    • http://twitter.com/MsRedboneBrite Tee Elyse

      Yes, she was the bomb! I loved her song “So Complete”

      • http://www.facebook.com/complexsimplicity1 Ryan Leslie

        Her album wash hot. “Waiting” was my jam. So Complete was great too!

  • http://twitter.com/MsRedboneBrite Tee Elyse

    When Faith left, I was through with Bad Boy… but I can’t even deny that during their hey day, Diddy gave us some of the best music of the 90s!!

  • bigdede

    If you didn’t make him money or make sure his face was in the press 24/7, he dumped you. Sad. Too bad he wasn’t like Russell Simmons and actually cared about hip hop otherwise Bad Boy could be a huge hip hop label right now. Instead all it does is sell Biggie greatest hits songs every year

    • http://twitter.com/thirst4haterade wilson hill

      he’s the black Elton john

  • clove8canela

    I am still mourning the loss of 112. I loved every single album they released. :-(

    • BAPS

      112 is opening for TGT – Tyrese, Ginuwine, Tank for a few shows

  • Marguerite

    Diddy is quite self centered, but I think he would be even richer had he actually properly supervised these peoples’ careers. Most of them were extremely talented.

    • http://www.facebook.com/Mrz.Drose Maria L. Wallace

      I agree..

    • http://twitter.com/thirst4haterade wilson hill

      dirty diddy money = fast money

  • Lulu012

    Puff sold his soul man…

  • CoCo Lee

    Lol Craig Mack does live in SC… Saw him at the corner store the other day wearing sum shorts with chick flip flops and dem ashy Behind feet… oh the struggle… Dang u Diddy lmaooo

  • Aaliyah Noelle

    People should know not to sign to Bad Boy if you want stability…
    Puff forgets his artists when ish isnt going well.

  • http://www.facebook.com/Mrz.Drose Maria L. Wallace

    forgot abt poor donnie..

    • Chey

      lmao