Baby DC

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Baby DC
Birth name Derek Coleman
Also known as
  • Baby D
  • DC
Born (1986-01-07) January 7, 1986 (age 31)
Oakland, California, United States
Genres Hip hop
Occupation(s) Rapper
Instruments Vocals
Years active 1991–2001
Associated acts

Derek Coleman (born January 7, 1986), better known by his stage name Baby DC, was an American rapper from Oakland, California. He was signed to Too Short's record label Short Records, and Jive Records.


Coleman, who first started rapping at the age of five years,[1] made his first official appearance on Too Short's 1995 album, Cocktails on the track "Thangs Change" with fellow kid rappers, Illegal. That same year he recorded his first solo track "Can I Get Loose", which appeared on The Dangerous Crew's Don't Try This at Home. In 1998, the now 12-year-old rapper became the first to sign to Too Short's short-lived record label, $hort Records. He released his debut album, School Dayz, on September 29, 1998,[2] which spawned the minor hit, "Bounce, Rock, Skate, Roll". The track peaked at #45 in the UK Singles Chart in April 1999.[3]

After School Dayz, DC appeared on T.W.D.Y's Lead the Way in 2000, and Too Short's Chase the Cat in 2001, however he has not been heard of since.


Studio albums[edit]

List of studio albums, with year released
Title Album details
School Dayz
  • Released: September 29, 1998
  • Label: $hort, Jive
  • Formats: CD, cassette, digital download, LP

Guest appearances[edit]

List of non-single guest appearances, with other performing artists, showing year released and album name
Title Year Artist(s) Album
"Thangs Change" 1995 Too Short, Mr. Malik, Jamal Cocktails
"Can I Get Loose" N/A Don't Try This at Home
"Let It Go" 2000 TWDY, DenGee, T-Pup, Butch Cassidy Lead the Way
"U Stank" 2001 Too Short, George Clinton Chase the Cat


  1. ^ Bernstein, Jonathan (Feb 1999). "Small Soldiers". Spin. Retrieved 2011-01-17. 
  2. ^ Ankeny, Jason. "Biography: Baby DC". Allmusic. Retrieved 1 July 2010. 
  3. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 37. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.