Tribute Concert At St. Andrews Set For Slain Rapper Proof
Historic Hip-Hop venue St. Andrews will play host to a tribute concert this Wednesday (April 11th) for D-12's Proof.
The concert, which takes place on the six-year anniversary of Proof’s murder, will feature a rap battle, as well as performances by Obie Trice, Supa Emcee, K Deezy, Stretch Money and Killa Kaun.
Proceeds for the concert will benefit Proof’s family, as well as the Detroit record label he led called, Iron Fist Records.
“It’s very important that we keep his legacy alive because of what he meant to the city. We want to keep his music alive and his legacy strong to build it for his family and the future,” 1st Born told the Detroit News.
Detroit rapper Moe Dirdee has said that the event will showcase artists on Iron Fist Records.
“Each artist on the label has a different piece of Proof, something we’ve all gathered something from him,” Moe Dirdee said. “When we get together, you see it, you see those different pieces of him.”
Proof was signed to superstar rapper Eminem’s Shady Records, as a member of the platinum selling group, D-12.
Proof was shot and killed in an altercation with a bouncer at an after hours night club in April 11, 2006.
Proof was in the CCC Club on 8 Mile Road, when a heated verbal argument escalated into gun play.
Proof allegedly shot and killed a man named Keith Bender during the dispute and was in turn shot and killed by a bouncer named Mario Etheridge, inside of the venue.
Etheridge was never charged with Proof’s murder, although he was convicted of three weapons charges.
Proof is survived by his five children.