After unearthing some previously unreleased footage of Eminem and Dr. Dre in a London nightclub over a decade ago, Tim Westwood dug back in the vaults and surfaces with the above little gem. Click play and watch Eminem, Proof (R.I.P.) and the rest of the crew get down in a session twelve years ago.
For the 7th anniversary of his death, Shady Records liberates the previously unreleased track from the late Proof, produced by the late great J Dilla.
DeShaun Dupree Holton (October 2, 1973 – April 11, 2006
Paul Rosenberg let this track go to celebrate the life and times of Proof, who died five years ago on Monday.
Last week, members of Proof’s old group 5 Elements had some choice words (above) to say about Proof, his death/funeral, D12 and Eminem. Kuniva didn’t take them too lightly as he just unleashed a new track aimed in their direction. Spotted at UHTN.
I’ll let Mel talk about this one…
Four plus years, a whole lot of drama, and a lot of politics and ego’s later 10 songs from the last works of Detroit’s Mayor finally hits the internets. For those of you who haven’t been paying attention Proof and DJ Jewels Baby hooked up for a marathon recording session to write and record a full mixtape in 24 hours. The project has been plagued by drama since his death in 2006. The full CD is 18 tracks, I have to assume the remaining eight songs are still caught up in the dramaz or they are being held back for a commercial release.
Tracklist and link down bottom. SHAKE UPDATE: The 22-track version has been added.
Kuniva takes some time out to reflect on the untimely death of Proof. Off his upcoming Midwest Marauder mixtape. Also, hit the jump as Bizarre speaks on the upcoming D12 mixtape and album.
Here goes some footage of the Proof tribute show that went down in Hollywood last week.
If you’re in the Los Angeles area this weekend I highly recommend you make your way out to The Highlands in Hollywood. Help celebrate the life and legacy of Deshaun “Proof” Holton. With cameos and performances from Dilated Peoples, Strong Arm Steady, Ras Kass, Kurupt, Planet Asia, Alchemist, Chino XL, Oh No, Chali2na, DJ Rhettmatic, Craig G and more. Doors open at 9pm and tickets are $15 (with all proceeds going to Proof’s family).
Last night — on the 4th anniversary or Proof’s untimely passing — Paul Rosenberg decided to unleash a rare collaboration between two of hip hop’s most missed individuals.
Today marks the fourth year of the tragic passing of one DeShaun Dupree Holton, better known as Proof, and his former D12 running mate Bizarre penned a letter to his fallen friend:
If he was alive it’d be funny to see him interact with these new guys in the game. His pranks were legendary. Anybody could get it at any time. Honestly, we pranked reporters more than anybody else. We’d do stupid stuff like answer the door and be naked. We got away with a lot overseas.
Proof was always a jokester but through it all he took me under his wing. He really let me explore. He would always make sure that I was straight. Didn’t matter what it was. He’d make sure that I had money in my pocket and always kept a funny line in the pocket. I was a young guy, so you know, I really want to take this time out to thank him for his knowledge. He always had a lot of quotes and wise stuff he’d always say…
Read more over at XXL.
Royce reveals one of his funniest memories he has of the late great Mr. Holton (who would have turned 36 yesterday, R.I.P).
The dopehouse (along with the rest of the NMC) are very much known for dropping new exclusives on a daily hourly basis. But what about those lost gems that few to no people have heard? We need those in our lives just as much. Here goes an unreleased joint from 2001 that featured the late MC Breed & Proof rocking with Obie Trice. And be sure to look out for DJ Butter & Essman’s upcoming mixtape, Esspionage, dropping this fall. Music from the likes of Method Man, Proof, MC Breed, Melanie Rutherford, Esham, Sticky Fingaz and more.