DeShaun Dupree Holton (October 2, 1973 – April 11, 2006), better known by his stage name Proof, rapper from Detroit, Michigan. During his career, he was a member of the groups 5 Elementz, Funky Cowboys, Promatic, Goon Squad and most notably, D12. He was a close childhood friend of rapper Eminem, who lived on the same block, and was often a hype man at his concerts. In 2006, Proof was shot and killed during an altercation at the CCC nightclub in Detroit.
D12, aka The Dirty Dozen, in which Proof was a member. D12 has had chart-topping albums in the United States, United Kingdom, and Australia. D12 was formed in 1996, and achieved mainstream success after Eminem’s success. The original lineup consisted of the members and their alter egos. This is where Slim Shady came from. D12 released the album Devil’s Night in 2001 and D12 World in 2004, spawning numerous hits such as “Fight Music”, “Purple Pills”, “My Band”, “How Come” and “Shit on You” throughout that period.
The first time I heard Proof, I thought he was an incredible MC. His rhyme schemes and voice were not easy to be mimicked. To me, he absolutely stood out. Proof released a solo album titled Searching For Jerry Garcia, in which the single Forgive Me featuring 50 Cent can be heard below. RIP BIG PROOF. Your Memory lives on.
With the forthcoming “GreyBlood” releasing in February 2017, Swifty McVay releases his next single “Here 2 Party Remix”. The Mr. Porter produced cut is an affirmation of the Detroit rawness that Swifty is known for and it features the legendary Slum Village
Check Out Swifty McVays Single Titled Rockin Wit Me produced by D-Focis Off The Up Coming Lp D12 presents Swifty McVay GREY BLOOD
Grey Blood Lp available Feb 3rd
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Swifty McVay of D12 Releases The Silent Riot Produced 1 st Single “You Ain’t Real” featuring Crooked I from Slaughterhouse and Maestro from Silent Riot off the Forthcoming Album “GreyBlood ” in stores February 2017.
This video titled Dear Uncle is from D12 member, Kuniva. Finally, an artist with notoriety speaks up about the monstrosities affecting the world we live in today throughout the United States. Police brutality and unfair treatment of minorities is running rampant in today’s society as if equal rights were an aspect of the past. The media, as well as social media seem to be too preoccupied with individuals sitting or standing during a sports entertainment game as opposed to innocent lives being taken on all too often. Many of these aspects won’t change overnight but at least we have a voice through Kuniva! Be sure to check out his new album, A History of Violence 2 due out on October 20, 2016. Pre-orders and orders can be found on AllThingsKuniva.com. Be sure to follow Kuniva on Social Media. Twitter/IG: KunivaD12 Facebook: Facebook.com/Kuniva