Today we pay tribute to Proof of D12 - long revered as the Mayor of Detroit hip-hop - who passed away on this date six years ago. First up is a wicked freestyle from what we are deducing is a 4th of July, 2003 appearance at the D's world famous Saint Andrews Hall, in which the rapper gets busy over Mobb Deep's "Shook Ones Part II." After that, we're privy to some rare 1998 footage (contributed by UpNorthTrips ) of Proof on the road in Reno, Nevada - just being himself, goofin' with friends watching TV and listening to music in a hotel room. May he rest in peace.
PEEP PROOF ROCKIN' THE MIC & LOUNGING WITH FRIENDS AFTER THE JUMP...
(Props to stringz313 for the upload.)
(Big up to UpNorthTrips for the find. Props to 313STREETS for the upload.)