Show of a Lifetime… Tomorrow Night!
“Don’t act important, BE important.”- R.I.P Big Proof
Dilated Peoples, Rass Kass, Kurupt, Alchemist, Strong Arm Steady, Planet Asia, Chali2na, Oh No, Craig G, Frank Nitty, Buff 1, Dj Rhettmatic, Salam Wreck, House Shoes, with special guests : Bishop Lamont, Mc Lyte, Macy Gray, Carmit Bachar
Doors @ 9pm-2am 21+ $15 at door 100% of proceeds go to Proof’s family. 6801 Hollywood Blvd, Suite 433, (323)461 9800
If you cannot make it to the benefit for the Proof Foundation at Highlands in Hollywood tomorrow, you can send a check or money order to Proof Foundation, 22967 Woodward Ave#209, Ferndale MI 48220.
DeShaun Holton, professionally known as “PROOF,” /Big Proof /Derty Harry is an astounding freestyle artist and winner of the 1999 Freestyling competition deeming him one of Detroit’s most recognized and respected wordsmiths.
In 2005 Proof ventured out to create his own record label, Iron Fist Records, and release his first solo CD “Searching for Jerry Garcia,” due in stores worldwide August 9, 2005 – the 10thyear Anniversary of Jerry Garcia’s death. The strong artist roster on his upcoming CD includes such world-renowned rappers as Method Man, Nate Dogg, Eminem, 50 Cent, Obie Trice, MC Breed, and of course members of D12. Proof named the album after the former Grateful Dead front man because he observed uniqueness within a universal quality to express freedom and commonality juxtaposed with the ills that led to Garcia’s demise. Proof cleverly notes, “Despite his genius, Jerry Garcia died from drugs, stress, and poor diet. At one time or another we all struggle through one of those things, so in a way, we all have a little Jerry Garcia in us.” The album’s scrupulous amalgamation of hard-core hip hop, reckless rock, and thoughtful jazz with live instruments lays bare his soul and undeniable skill. “I want to show that you can talk about more than one thing in hip hop. Rapping about cars and your Rolex is played out,” says the MC. “You can be different and still be successful.” For this, he exists as living Proof.
Searching For Jerry Garcia, the debut solo album from multi-platinum D12 member Proof, will be in stores August 9th. The much anticipated album features many top guests including 50 Cent, B-Real (Cypress Hill), Method Man, Nate Dogg, MC Breed, T-3 (Slum Village) and fellow Shady Records label mates Eminem, D12 & Obie Trice. Inspired by Jerry Garcia, the lead singer of The Greatful Dead, Proof says he’s a huge fan, not only as an artist but as a “genius” who suffered and died from character flaws common to all people. “He played every kind of music — he had jazz albums, classical albums, he went against the grain,” Proof said. “He didn’t care about the record sales … I mean, his shows outsold his record sales. That almost don’t make sense to me.”