Derek Watkins known professionally as Fonzworth Bentley, is an American rapper, actor, television presenter, and author. He is perhaps best known for being Sean Combs‘ former personal valet and assistant, as first seen in Making the Band 2, and was the host of MTV’s From G’s to Gents. He was born in Atlanta, Georgia.
He first appeared rapping on Da Band‘s 2002 album Too Hot for TV, in the track “Cheers to Me, Mr. Bentley (Interlude)”. In 2003, Bentley was featured on the “Good Day, Good Sir” skit on OutKast’s Speakerboxxx/The Love Below. In 2004, he had a role in the music video of Kanye West‘s “The New Workout Plan“.
His debut album, C.O.L.O.U.R.S., was released via iTunes on April 26, 2011.
Once K.Le DaVincci heard the instrumental “Everybody” from that release, he had to get on it.