Filed under: Face Off,Features,Not Your Average,Rap A Lot For Life,The Unkut Guide,Weekend Warriors,Where Are They Now?
Written by: Robbie Ettelson
Kiddie rap. Great idea, huh? Almost as interesting as kiddie rap records is the beef between kiddie rappers. Chi-Ali and Illegal hated each other. Everyone hated ABC and Kriss Kross. Bow Wow and Romeo….who the eff cares. On with the round-up!
Naughty By Nature Wannabe? Nah, he was from the South, fool.
Career Highlight: That shit he did on ‘Face’s second album.
Current Career Status: May be working at one of J-Prince’s car dealerships.
Mentor/Ghostwriter: The Beatnuts/Black Sheep.
Naughty By Nature Wannabe? Nah.
Career Highlight: It’s a tie between abusing Illegal while they were on stage and having his voice break in time for the “Funky Lemonade” remix.
Current Career Status: Shot a dude over some rare CD’s and got caught via America’s Most Wanted.
Mentor/Ghostwriter: Jermaine Dupri.
Naughty By Nature Wannabes? Correct.
Career Highlight: ‘Warm It Up’ had a good break in it I guess.
Current Career Status: One of ’em is doing a solo LP with JD.
Mentor/Ghostwriter: Dallas Austin.
Naughty By Nature Wannabe? Yep.
Career Highlight: Having D.I.T.C. beats on their album.
Current Career Status: Malik (aka Hershey Locc Hefner) finally released his album in 2005, while Jamal is currently rolli8ng with Yukmouth from The Luniz.
Mentor/Ghostwriter: Lawrence “LG” Goodman, owner of Pop Art Records.
Naughty By Nature Wannabes? Yup.
Career Highlight: Blessed with some amazing Pete Rock, Marley Marl, K-Def, DJ Premier and Beatnuts tracks.
Current Career Status: One of ’em did a track for Amerie.
Mentor/Ghostwriter: Some French douche (producer Claude Lemoine, also his dad).
Naughty By Nature Wannabe? Didn’t know who they were, but would have been.
Career Highlight: Was in the Guinness Book of World Records for having a #1 single at four and a half.
Current Career Status: Was emancipated from his parents after accusations of exploitation. Released a song in 2006.
Mentor/Ghostwriter: Signed to Michael Jacksons’ MJJ label.
Naughty By Nature Wannabes? You said it!.
Career Highlight: Easily the worst kid rap crap ever.
Current Career Status: The blonde kid grew up to become Marshall Mathers.
Another Bad Creation
Mentor/Ghostwriter: Michael Bivens.
Naughty By Nature Wannabes? No, they were mini-Bel Biv Devoes.
Career Highlight: They got to keep the matching outfits from the video.
Current Career Status: Released an EP called Grady Baby Compilation in 2006 for reasons unknown.
Lil’ Bow Wow
Mentor/Ghostwriter: Jermaine Dupri (again?)
Naughty By Nature Wannabe? No, his was too busy riding Snoop’s nuts.
Career Highlight: Dropping the “Lil” from his name.
Current Career Status: Currently making his sixth solo album, New Jack City Part 2 and trying to work out if Ciara was actually a dude after all.
Mentor/Ghostwriter: Master P.
Naughty By Nature Wannabe? No, his was too busy riding Lil Bow Wow‘s nuts.
Career Highlight: His TV show ran for three years on Nickelodeon.
Current Career Status: Did three movies last year and is threatening to release a fifth solo record this year.
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