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DeShaun "Proof" Holton
Birth: Oct. 2, 1973
Death: Apr. 11, 2006
Detroit
Wayne County
Michigan, USA

Rap Musician. Also known as Dirty Harry and Oil Can Harry. A native of Detroit, Michigan, he was a member of the popular rap group, 'D12.' The group which usually sang with the likes of Eminem also included the members Swift, Kon Artis, Bizarre, and Kuniva. A longtime friend of Eminem's Proof along with Bizarre was an original founder of the group in 1990. Also known as the Dirty Dozen or Eminem's hypemen, the group released there debut album, "Devil's Night," on the Interscope Records Label in 2001. That album had the popular recording of 'Purple Hills,' which Eminem appeared on. In 1998 Proof rose to national attention and received The Sources' 1999 Unsigned Hype Award and was in the running for the 1998 Blaze Battle. Other successes by Proof was collaborating with Dogmatic for the Promatic album, joining Eminem's 'Anger Management' Tour, and appearing in Eminem's biographical movie, "8 Mile," as 'Lil' Tic.' He also released a six-song EP, 'Electric Koolaid-Acid Testing,' the solo album, "Searching For Jerry Garcia," in 2005, and the single, 'Gurlz With Da Boom.' Also the recipient of the Inner City Entertainment's Flava of the Year Award in 1998, he has also collaborated with several other artists. Other recordings by the group are, 'Pistol Pistol,' 'American Psycho,' 'Nasty Mind,' 'Ain' Nuttin But Music,' 'Girls,' 'My Band,' 'How Come,' 'I'll be Damned,' 'Dude,' 'Commercial Break,' and '40 Oz.' In January 2006, Proof was the best man at Eminem's marriage to his former wife Kim. In the early morning hours of April 11, 2006, while partying at the CCC Club on 8 Mile Road, in Detroit, Michigan, Proof was shot and killed at the age of 32. Another man was also shot. 
 
Burial:
Woodlawn Cemetery
Detroit
Wayne County
Michigan, USA
Plot: Rosa L. Parks Freedom Chapel
 
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Originally Created by: K
Record added: Apr 11, 2006
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DeShaun Proof Holton
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