Proof Documentary Coming to Theaters

 One year after the death of D12 rapper Proof, a new movie featuring the slain lyricist will hit theaters.

The documentary, titled Time A Tell, provides a look at the Detroit Hip-Hop scene, while featuring Proof and DJ Jewels in the studio as they put together a complete 18-track CD full of original lyrics and beats within 24 hours for a segment called The Challenge.

Presented by Jewels, Priceless Music and Iron Fist Records, Time A Tell is the last creative work of Proof, who was fatally shot one year ago today (Apr. 11 2006) at the Triple C club on Eight Mile Road following a heated argument with 35-year-old Keith Bender Jr.

The alleged shooter, Bender’s cousin Mario Etheridge, avoided murder charges in the case after a court determined he shot and killed Proof in an act of self-defense.

Since the incident, Bender’s family has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Proof's estate, claiming the rapper was responsible for escalating a fist fight that resulting in Proof pulling a gun on Bender and shooting him.

Time A Tell will premiere at 8 p.m. Thursday (April 12) in the GM Theater at the Charles H. Wright Museum in Detroit.

The event will be followed by a reception and after-party at 9:45 p.m.

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