Sunday, January 27, 2008

'WHATEVER HAPPENED TO.....? A.B.C. (ANOTHER BAD CREATION): FROM PLATINUM STATUS....TO ANOTHER BAD FLOP.

Last night, in my Monica post, I told you all that my best friend and I were discussing the lil dudes from A.B.C. (Another Bad Creation)--who should all be in their early-to-mid 20s by now--and wondering not only what they were up to now, but also how they look today. Hence this 'Whatever Happened To.....? post. Although I have discovered that they will be releasing a Where Are They Now? type DVD in the near future...hopefully. Here's a bit of background info for those youngin's who know very little or nothing at all about these guys. First of all, if you were a fan of New Edition, B.B.D. or Boyz II Men, then most likely you were a fan of A.B.C. as well. Michael 'The Biv' Bivins--one of New Edition's & B.B.D.'s (Bell, Biv, Devoe) founding members--struck commercial gold (and platinum) after discovering the lads in 1990. Bivins pulled double duty as the A.B.C.'s manager and producer. Oh and FYI: Before there was ever a clan such as The Murder Inc. Family or The Bad Boy Family, there was 'Boyz II Men, ABC, BBD/The Eastcoast Family.' --Boyz II Men's Motown Philly song.

Anywhoo, members of Another Bad Creation, who were all born and raised in Atlanta, consisted of five adorable tykes: Romell 'RoRo' Chapman, brothers Demetrius 'Red' Pugh and Marliss 'Mark' Pugh, Chris Sellers and David 'Dave' Shelton. Adrian G.A. (General Austin) Witcher served as the group's 'unofficial member. When they hit the scene in 1991, they hit it harder than a mug! The group's first album, Coolin' at the Playground Ya Know! spawned 2 top 10 hits, Iesha and Playground, both written by Bivins and Dallas Austin. The success of Coolin' at the Playground peaked at #7 on the Billboard charts and eventually went platinum garnering the guys the title as the first Atlanta hip-hop/rap group to reach platinum status in Atlanta. Unfortunately, Iesha and Playground would become the groups only 2 hits of their entire musical career. Two and a half years later, the group suffered the sophomore jinx something proper-like. Their second effort, It Ain't What U Wear, released in 1993, never came close to appearing on any Billboard chart.

CONTINUE READING THIS STORY AND CHECK OUT THEIR LATEST PHOTO TOGETHER AS A GROUP AS WELL AS A COUPLE OF RANDOM PICS OF MICHAEL BIVINS WITH HIS SON BY CLICKING 'READ MORE AFTER THE JUMP!' ON THE BOTTOM LEFT.

Fast forward 13 years later. It's 2006 and the guys have re-grouped and formed their own independent record label, Another Bad Creation LLC. After releasing their all-rap comeback album, Grady Baby Compilation in May of 2006, the group soon found themselves reliving 1993 all over again. Do I need to tell you all the dismal outcome? In case I do, let's just say that if there was ever a thing such as a Junior Jinx, they'd be suffering from it. Grady Baby Compilation, which only held six tracks with only three members rapping on it and only four members on its album cover, never made its way to any album or singles charts. However at least one good thing emerged from the group's success and demise: in 2005, after years of trying to get themselves back on the right track financially, professionally and emotionally, the guys can now consider themselves record label owners. Wait, that is a good thing, right? Hell, I tried to find at least one good thing. Oh well.

So, where are the members of Another Bad Creation now? Who the hell knows! The last time I saw them on television, they were still anklebiters; and I haven't heard any new music from them since...uh...1992. Maybe they're out somewhere chilling with the dudes from that other 90s boy band called The Boys, who should all be over 30 years old by now! I'm just jiving. According to a video posted on youtube, the guys of Another Bad Creation will release their Where Are They Now? dvd. When? Again, the hell if I know! Until then, check out the video clip below of the guys talking about it.


Welp, that's all I got for you, Meek! :) And be nice once you see their most recent picture! LOL! I had to go and dig deep and all up and through one of my favorite messageboards for this one! Raise your hand if you think they've made a successful transition from boys to men. No pun intended. (click on pic to see its full image)


And below you all can check out pics of Michael Bivins with his son, Michael Bivins, Jr. and Ralph Tresvant at the A Midsummer Night's Magic celebrity and all-star charity basketball game in 2004. The guys of N.E. were honored at this event.

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

thanks for the updates, sgurl! i was wondering what had happened to these dudes. one thing's for sure. sounds like they've been through a lot. one thing's for sure though. they're no longer cute. lol.

kbizzle said...

I think I remember hearing that one of them was an intern for FAMU's radio station 90.5 like a year or so ago.

Anonymous said...

Mostly every word in this article is untrue. Every member wasn't born in Atlanta, and they didn't come back together 3 years ago, in fact they don't even speak to each other that often. Get your facts straight!

Anonymous said...

They R cute!!! I have been wondering what they look like now, and what they are doing! I heard some of the latest music, sounds pretty good!!! Welcome back men!!!

Anonymous said...

I used to work with their mother back in '95 at Publix. They used to stay in Water's Edge

Acappellla said...

Wow, thanks for this update! And YES they definitely have made accomplishments even if they never make another record! How many people can say they had a number one hit on Billboard before they turned 14?!! They were obviously VERY talented so it's no fault of their own they didn't get a second shot. They were kids after all with adults "experts" managing them. Just play the vids and they practically jump off the damn screen!! and Red is still fine!! lol.

Anonymous said...

I remember this young group. They were actually very talented for young kids. There was another young rap group that had a hit with dancing machine which took the track from the jackson 5. Does anyone remember their name?

Anonymous said...

They are all alive and well and still handsome as men. No they dont ALL "kick it" (collectively)the way they used to as children, but still have major love for one another and remain "brothers" thru it all. You know they have lives and what knot. Red is working as a producer. I think his label is called Industry Riot. Look it up on youtube. He has a few projects there. Much respect to this group and my boys...

Stacey said...

Just searching the net, wondering what some old groups were up to. Saw your more recent post with more details. So strange to think of them living normal lives now. :P

As for The Boys, they all (I think Khiry is the exception) moved to Africa and are called The Suns of Light. They still make music but it's a little different. Hakim also worked on the New Kids' latest album. That's about all I know. I loved the kid performers back then.

The scariest update I came across was Tevin Campbell...he changed a lot.

Anonymous said...

Another Bad Creation group. They weren't all born in Atlanta, GA. Dave was born in Boston, Ma; RoRo, Chris, & Mark were born in Ohio, Red was born in Los Angeles, Ca; & G.A. Austin was born in Georgia.

Anonymous said...

I see Dave and Ro all the time, Dave is sexy to me!

Anonymous said...

Awww my back in the day crush

omar said...

I used to love these guys. I remember them when I was a kid. Remember bell big decor, Kris kross. Ha!!

Stormy said...

Another Bad Creation is doing great. These young men have families and still keep in contact with each. They speak on the regular and have family functions on the regular. Blessings to you!

Anonymous said...

I use to b in love wth dem wen I was younger especially wit ro ro and red, Lol! Glad to c dey r doing gud I always wonder hw dey look nw and wat dey ben up too! Keep up da gud wrk u guys, I hpe I hear from u guys in da future!! Much Love!!!!

The stories and then some said...

I do know that Chris is raising his three boys and he and Ro are super close. Red is doing his producing thing, and I know one of them is a truck driver or at least used to be. I think GA is still working with his cousin Dallas.

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