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Proof

Though Proof never enjoyed much national prominence beyond his membership in D12, the rapper was a pivotal figure within Detroit, energizing the local hip-hop scene in the years predating his unfortunate death in 2006 at age 32. Born DeShaun Holton, Proof was undoubtedly best known for his close relationship with Eminem. The two Detroit rappers were not only part of D12 -- the six-man group that initiated Eminem's rise -- but were best friends, their friendship going all the way back to high school.

Proof was such a pivotal figure in Detroit because he often hosted battle-rap competitions, most notably at the famed Hip-Hop Shop, where he hosted Saturday afternoon sessions for years. He later hosted Fight Club, a similar event. Moreover, he was an active participant, nearly winning the 1998 Blaze Battle contest. Such notoriety earned him The Source's 1999 Unsigned Hype award. Proof's role as the city's key battle-rap figure inspired the character Future, portrayed by actor Mekhi Phifer in the Eminem-starring film 8 Mile. (Proof played the character Lil' Tic in the film.)

In addition to his credits as part of D12, who recorded two full-length albums including his membership, Devil's Night (2001) and D12 World (2004), Proof recorded a solo album, Searching for Jerry Garcia (2005), and a collaborative album with Dogmatic, Promatic (2002). He also released numerous mixtapes and even founded his own record label, Iron Fist Records, which was well showcased by Hand 2 Hand: Official Mixtape Instruction Manual (2006).

Proof died April 11, 2006, the victim of gunfire at the after-hours club CCC on Eight Mile Road in Detroit. The unfortunate occurrence struck the surrounding Detroit rap community especially hard, as it was still reeling from the likewise tragic loss of super-producer Jay Dee, aka J Dilla, who had died just two months earlier. Furthermore, much was made of Proof's role a year earlier in Eminem's "Like Toy Soldiers" video, which had featured a narrative based upon the hypothetical shooting of Proof, funeral and all. The actual shooting of Proof gave the video a new, chilling resonance, as if it were an omen. ~ Jason Birchmeier, Rovi
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Love you Dudey.
RIP Proof 1972-2006 You'll be missed for ever
R.I.P proof if you could see how your death has affected us ( especially Eminem)
R.I.P proof you'll be remembered in Detroit forever. Miss you and your music
Em and proof were my hetero idolized parents, taught me more than anyone i actually had. I love you Proof! Cried like a b**ch when you left.
R.I.P proof this death changed a man for life (eminem)
It changed Eminem for worst to better
R.I.P Proof
Didn't swear
Fàg
I would do something else but ya too bad about that that dude sounded like a cool dude but that f*g had to shoot him like a ������������
If I had a time machine I would go back in time and change it
fatboy42011
R.I.P PROOF D12 and shady will never be the same with out u. You will always live on in out memories
I realized a while back how much music related pop culture I missed so far. Been catching up. This guy sounds like someone that really loved the music.
R.I.P Proof.. Love D12
I think rappers are slowly dying other rappers are eating and increasing it's like a libra scale
He has been missed. RIP Proof
thank you fans for trying to keep the memory of proof alive
Yo was eight when proof died i cried i still miss and get teary eyed when i here eminems songs about him you
R.I.P PROOF
Love you Proof
RIP Big Proof. We miss you.
RIP Proof
Another great rapper dead
Another coward came along and took Proof away from the team. Rest in peace, DeShaun.
D-12 is not the same without Proof
RIP PROOF
If proof was still alive he would be 36 years old by know and I want to shout out to proofs lil girl
Eminem and proof were like brothers they always look out for each other.if eminem was there the night proof was shot I know eminem would have been strap that night.but eminem wasn't there.but if you listen to eminem recovery he dose say proof name R.I.P
Rest in peace Proof.
violent1
i now him and he new my son colin they weir best friends they eat in the morning at my house
he died on my birhtday
R.I.P Proof!!! My was honored to be at ur funeral... My brother and I also have been blessed to also be friends with 1st born... Much respect!!!
wow i just started listenin to proof and holy s**t his stuff is bad a** RIP man
Why is there not so many more likes on Proof!
Proof was a dope rapper! Eminem and him make magic ight
He was the Proof that rap was still what it is today. RIP 2 PROOF
My boy proof
computer196
Rip proof ur the only reason we have marshal
hpgolb
RIP 2 Proof
RIP Proof even though i never listen to yo music
Love you proof hope you rest well you been through a lot of s**t I know that and you know that so bro Rip
This guy is one of the best rappers. Guranteed he be alive he'd still be out and would've gave one of the biggest impacts in rap history. R.I.P.
Rip proof
ashman6971
We have shady thanks to you R.I.P Proof
R.I.P. PROOF MAD RESPECT ONE OF THE GREATS TAKEN BEFORE HIS TIME
Shame he died the way he did. D12 isn't the same without him. Hell, all of Detroit rap and even Eminem aren't the same without him. He's still missed.
Proof was one of the legends that never got to reach his full potential... rip proof, I hope your resting in a better place
Ja in a braw is one of the best diss tracks
Your in a better place proof but you'll live forever love you man
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