Rapper G. Dep Off Rikers Island, Into The Recording Studio
G. Dep, born Trevell Coleman, knocked around New York's underground scene before landing a $350,000 contract to record for Sean "Diddy" Combs' Bad Boy Record label.
After several high profile appearances on albums like Black Rob’s Life Story, Diddy's Forever and The Notorious B.I.G.'s Born Again, G. Dep hit the charts in 2001 with the single "Special Delivery," which also featured a remix featuring Ghostface Killah, Keith Murray and Craig Mack.
The rapper was arrested last month, for breaking a display model mobile phone, during an argument at a T-Mobile store in Manhattan.
According to the New York Daily News, G. Dep's bail was set at $750, but he stayed on Rikers Island for almost a month, because he could not come up with the money.
G. Dep's $350,000 contract requires him to record five albums for Bad Boy. He released one album, Child of the Ghetto in 2001, but the rapper has spent most of his money.
"There's a lot of things I should have looked into," G. Dep said. "At the time, I didn't think about it too much."
G. Dep is hitting the studio this week with hopes of jump-starting his career. He is also planning a tour, as well as a new song and video.