From Faith Evans To 112: Where Are These Vintage Bad Boy Records Artists Today?

By Georgette Pierre

In late 2013, Mase surprised us all by releasing his first solo track in years, alluding to a possible return in music. The pastor turned rapper came back for more this past May when he dropped a track called “Nothing,” along with an accompanying music video.  During an interview with Atlanta’s Hot 107.9, the former Bad Boy artist revealed plans to drop a new album in October called Now We Even featuring the likes of Kanye West, Dipset, Rick Ross, Diddy, and more.

Thinking about his slated return to music, we can’t help but wonder what the rest of the former Bad Boy Records family has been up to. Whether you were singing “Why you over there looking at me, while my girl standing here” from Mase’s Harlem World or rapping along to Craig Mack’s “Flava In Ya Ear”, Diddy and the Bad Boy crew had the music industry on lock in the 1990s and early 2000s. From 112 to Carl Thomas, check out what happened to some of our favorite Bad Boy artists!

 

Mase

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Since his commercially successful album Harlem World dropped in 1997, the Harlem native has been in and out of music since officially retiring in 1999. Fast forward to late 2013, the rapper/pastor announced plans to release a new album called Now We Even with a slated release date in early October. He recently premiered his new video, “Nothing” on RevoltTV.

 

Faith Evans

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Considered the First Lady of Bad Boy, Faith had three platinum selling albums on the label before leaving in 2003. In 2012, she joined the cast of TV One’s R&B Divas Atlanta. At the end of last year, the singer hinted at an upcoming album called Incomparable via a video teaser. She recently released new single, “I Deserve It,” featuring Missy Elliott and Sharaya J. No release date has been set for the album.

 

112

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112 members Michael Keith (far left), Daron Jones (middle left), Q Parker (middle right) and Slim (far right) had  much commercial success in the late 1990s and early 2000s with hit singles “Only You”, “Peaches and Cream”, and “Anywhere.” After disbanding in 2005, all of them went on to release solo albums. In 2012, there was mention of a new album but a title and release date was never confirmed. All four members are currently touring together with upcoming shows in Nashville, Milwaukee, and California.