Sunday, November 15, 2009

Baby DC

Baby DC (born Derek Coleman on January 7, 1986 in Oakland, California) was a young male hip hop/rapper from the '90s.

He began rapping as a toddler and by the age of five, Baby DC began performing professionally. After rapper Too $hort invited him to perform at a barbeque in San Jose, California attended by a crowd of 3,000 people, Baby DC began making live appearances across the country.
In September of 1998, Baby DC released his only album "School Dayz." It was the first album released on Too $hort and Jive Records' $hort Record imprint label.

The album was mostly produced by Too $hort collaborator Ant Banks. Due to limited promotion, it didn't reach the Billboard album charts.

Baby DC's album was released before So So Def' Records' artist Lil' Bow Wow and No Limit Records' group Lil Soldiers & artist Lil Romeo.
Baby DC's first single "Bounce, Rock, Skate Roll" featuring R&B group Imajin, peaked at #12 on Billboard's Rap Singles chart, #91 on Billboard's Hot R&B Singles & Tracks chart, staying on the chart for 6 weeks and #45 on the U.K. Singles chart.
The follow-up singles "Get Your Hustle On" (featuring Too $hort) and "Candy Girl" (featuring Imajin once again) failed to make any impact on the charts.

After the release of his one and only album, Baby DC appeared on T.W.D.Y's 2000 album "Lead the Way" & Too $hort's 2001 "Chase the Cat" album and has since faded into obscurity. Nothing much has been heard from him since.

To see the music video for "Bounce, Rock, Shake, Roll," go to:

To see the music video for "Get Your Hustle On," go to:

To see the music video for "Candy Girl," go to:

[updated on 06/11/13]

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