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Posted: 4/11/2006 8:41:52 AM EDT
www.rollingstone.com/news/story/9747473/d12_rapper_proof_fatally_shot?rnd=1144773519062&has-player=unknown

D12 Rapper Proof Fatally Shot
Eminem's right-hand man killed at Detroit club
D12 rapper and longtime friend of Eminem, Proof, was shot and killed this morning at a Detroit club called 3C, located on the city's famed Eight Mile. Proof, born Deshaun Holton, was announced dead on arrival at Conner Creek Medical Center just after 5 a.m. He was thirty years old.

Police were called to the scene in early this morning after reports of gunfire and fighting at the venue, which was operating illegally after-hours. Another unidentified, thirty-five-year-old man was also shot, and is listed in critical condition. An investigation into the incident is underway.

Proof was among the most revered MCs in Detroit and befriended fellow Motor City rapper Eminem before joining Em's rap troupe D12. Proof went on to make a brief appearance in Em's hit biopic, 8 Mile, and was ever-present in the courtroom in 2001, when Eminem was battling gun charges. Proof also served as the best man at the superstar rapper's wedding to his on-and-off love Kim Mathers last January.

"Me and Eminem have wonderful chemistry, and we have wonderful songs," the rapper told Rolling Stone last summer while on the all-star hip-hop Anger Management 3 tour.

This is the second shooting involving a member of Eminem's entourage in three months: Rapper Obie Trice was shot and injured on New Year's Eve while driving on Detroit's Lodge Freeway.

Early last year, Eminem released a video for "Like Toy Soldiers," off his last studio album, 2004's Encore, that slammed violence in the hip-hop community. In the clip, Proof is shot, and Eminem sits in the hospital waiting room as doctors try to revive his friend.

Proof released his solo debut, Searching for Jerry Garcia, last summer on his independent label Iron Fist Records. "It's a long time coming," he said. "I'm very nervous because of the perception of the group we run with -- there's a lot of pressure."

Memorial service arrangements for Proof are still being made.

JESSICA ROBERTSON

Posted Apr 11, 2006 10:48 AM

Link Posted: 4/11/2006 8:43:07 AM EDT
I'm sorry but I thought you used the words "talented" and "rapper" in the same sentence.
Link Posted: 4/11/2006 8:43:39 AM EDT
Killing the friends of rich, powerful, violent people is not a good idea.
Link Posted: 4/11/2006 8:43:47 AM EDT
grand opening.....grand closing
Link Posted: 4/11/2006 8:44:49 AM EDT


Link Posted: 4/11/2006 8:44:53 AM EDT
So, does this mean they're going to revoke their pistol permits??

Link Posted: 4/11/2006 8:44:56 AM EDT
Whew....

I thought you were gonna say someone good like Bone Thugs or like Talib Kweli.

Link Posted: 4/11/2006 8:45:15 AM EDT

Originally Posted By gaspasser:
www.rollingstone.com/news/story/9747473/d12_rapper_proof_fatally_shot?rnd=1144773519062&has-player=unknown



reports of gunfire and fighting at the venue, which was operating illegally after-hours






Wierd, huh?
Link Posted: 4/11/2006 8:45:34 AM EDT
Most of those rappers practically beg for the Gangsta image, so when it happens in real life I don't feel one bit sorry for them.
Link Posted: 4/11/2006 8:46:43 AM EDT
Link Posted: 4/11/2006 8:47:18 AM EDT
WHY GOD??!! WWWWHHHHHHHYYYYYYYY??????!!!!!!!!
Link Posted: 4/11/2006 8:47:45 AM EDT
good riddance
Link Posted: 4/11/2006 8:48:12 AM EDT
this just ruined my day I tell ya.
Link Posted: 4/11/2006 8:48:41 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/11/2006 8:50:22 AM EDT by Hellhound]
Perhaps he was "assassinated" ala Tupac???



Somebody call Cynthia Mckinney and get her on the case...

ETA: Stoopid spellin'



Link Posted: 4/11/2006 8:49:28 AM EDT
He chose the lifestyle. It has it's own unique risks, like getting involuntarily perforated.
Link Posted: 4/11/2006 8:50:27 AM EDT
This should be listed right above Iran making enriched uranium...
Link Posted: 4/11/2006 8:50:43 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/11/2006 8:52:12 AM EDT by Noname]
Ain't it a bitch when you're Op's Checkin your Thuggism and you fail...

Link Posted: 4/11/2006 8:51:03 AM EDT

Originally Posted By gaspasser:
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Proof released his solo debut, Searching for Jerry Garcia, last summer on his independent label Iron Fist Records. "It's a long time coming," he said. "I'm very nervous because of the perception of the group we run with -- there's a lot of pressure."




Searching for jerry garcia? I'm intrigued.

Link Posted: 4/11/2006 8:51:29 AM EDT
Never heard of him.
Link Posted: 4/11/2006 8:52:09 AM EDT
We need the east and west coast rapper wars to start again,to thin them out a little.
Link Posted: 4/11/2006 8:55:23 AM EDT
"My baby dint hurt nobody !!!"
Link Posted: 4/11/2006 8:56:52 AM EDT

Originally Posted By sink156:
I'm sorry but I thought you used the words "talented" and "rapper" in the same sentence.




Link Posted: 4/11/2006 8:57:48 AM EDT
is there such a thing as a talented rapper?
Link Posted: 4/11/2006 8:58:45 AM EDT

Originally Posted By HarrySacz:
We need the east and west coast rapper wars to start again,to thin them out a little.



nah that doesnt work. who wants to make a 4,000 mile round-trip drive by?


my first thought upon reading the title thread- "6 down, 571 to go"
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