Happy Birthday, Proof!
Oct. 2 is the day we celebrate the birthday of a deceased great. This time, it's Detroit's Proof, one of the best lyricists to come out of the city and one of Eminem's closest friends. He would've been 42 years old today.
J Dilla's 10 Best Productions
Today, Feb. 7, the late and great hip-hop maestro James Yancey, aka J Dilla, would have celebrated his 40th birthday. Sadly, the influential producer passed away on Feb. 10, 2006, after a long bout with lupus. Dilla Dawg may be gone but his music and legacy will never be forgotten.
Proof — Rappers Who Correctly Predicted Their Own Deaths
Lyrics: "I'm in the club to beef, you gotta murder me there," raps Proof on '40 Oz.' The crazy part about these lyrics from D12's '40 Oz.' is how they're an accurate representation of how Proof passed away. There isn’t a definitive account of what exactly happened at that billiards table at the CCC Club on 8 Mile Rd...
Proof Foundation to Hold 4th Annual Vigil for Slain Rapper
Longtime Eminem collaborator and Detroit hip-hop legend DeShaun "Proof" Holton will be honored at the 4th Annual Candlelight Vigil & Tribute Show in Detroit next week. Friends and family will gather at the Rosa Parks Freedom Chapel at the Woodlawn Cemetery at 4PM on Monday, April 11, to remember the D12 member, who was shot and killed five years ago after a dispute in a Detroit bar.
Eminem Remembers Proof in New Song, ‘Difficult’
Eminem was devastated following the death of his best friend Proof in 2006. Now, a tribute track titled 'Difficult,' recorded several years ago, has leaked to the 'Net and is providing listeners with an ominous glimpse at Em's struggle to come to grips with Proof's passing...

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