Who really killed Proof from D-12?

New rule: Rap fans are no longer allowed to threaten to kill people over the Internet and then whine like bitches when some rapper gets shot in real life. Unless said rapper is really good, in which case it’s obviously a tragedy.

RIP Chris Wallace a/k/a Notorious B.I.G. 1972-1997

In case you haven’t heard, Eminem baggage handler and D-12 member Proof was “ethered” in real life yesterday – shot and killed outside the kind of night club that’s open till 4:30 a.m. on a Tuesday. Another guy, who people thought might have been Bizarre, was shot as well, but it turns out he was in Georgia at the time. Once again, the South saves the day. I’m gonna go out on a limb and say that Bizarre, and not Proof (RIP), was the most talented non-Eminem member of D-12.

But as history has taught us, now is not the time to discuss whether or not an artist was actually talented. Unless you’re planning to claim said artist was the greatest of all time, which is somewhat understandable, even in cases when it’s not true. After all, a man has died here. Yesterday I mentioned on my own site that whoever it was that shot Proof (don’t expect 5-0 to actually find the guy) fucking sonned his ass. Then of course no shortage of d-bags emerged from the proverbial wood work to proffer that a man just got shot here, god damnit.

Amusingly enough, a lot of these bags who are whining like bitches now that someone has been killed are the same assholes who have been going on for the past week or so about, “You don’t want to see so and so in the street, because he’ll fucking shoot your ass in the face; here in the South, or in the ghetto or wherever, we shoot niggers for talking shit about people.” Apparently, it never occurred to any of these walking abortions that there’s an actual connection between always going on about how someone’s going to shoot someone, and someone actually going out and shooting someone.

Furthermore, I suppose I’m to assume there’s no connection at all between the black community at large and the hip-hop community in particular harboring violent criminals, and motherfuckers turning up shot every weekend as if this was Iraq or somewhere. Like the hip-hop police, I have no idea who shot Proof or why, but I can’t help but think that his killing is part and parcel of the kind of bullshit that’s celebrated on the Internet day in and day out by so many of you d-bags.

Now that one of your chickens has come home to roost, spare me the fucking sad panda routine.

  • critic bully

    nobody reads what you type anymore. it’s funny to see you have feelings still bitch. we also come straight to the comments to pick on you wimp. so how does it feel to never be liked again?

    the wrong people always die, it’s a fact of life.

    tupac, should’ve been suge.
    biggie, should’ve been puffy.
    eazy-e, should’ve been jerry heller.

    as for proof, it should’ve been you bol. loser.

  • whoa

    LOL

    I’m first.

  • sweet jones

    shut up bitch

  • Gerald

    Rappers (like Tupac) go out and do all kinds of stupid, irresponsible shit. But as soon as they die, they turn into a “fallen warrior” or something silly like that, and nobody is willing to admit that they’re responsible for they’re death.

    But I can still pay respect to the man, RIP

  • M.I.Crooked

    R.I.P Proof
    Niggas got to understand that this is real life niggas be talking all this tough talk then when shit hits the fan wanna cry. Niggas need to know that this is real life when you say this and that things will happen so don’t talk the shit if your not
    pre-pared for it.
    REAL TALK
    GD or nothing

  • yo mama

    Man you are a lil bitch, the name of your blog should be “Wanted Dead Or a… Dead”

  • Stingy

    Bol, on an unrelated note, what do you think about the shit that is happening at DUKE UNIVERSITY.

  • LostArmy

    R.I.P proof from the lost army

  • http://xxlmag.com Bol

    >Bol, on an unrelated note, what do you think about the shit that is happening at DUKE UNIVERSITY.

    The chick was a prostitute, and prostitutes, by definition, will do pretty much anything for money.

  • Jayson

    People don’t understand how lyrical
    Proof actualy was. These fag’s only talk shit to run their mouth. But until it hit’s home they’ll never understand.

    RIP Big Proof

  • Mikey Ess AKA SukedowN

    I wonder if Proof ethered Pimp C prior to the shooting, which by common logic means he deserved it.

    On a more serious note, RIP Proof.

    But for real, anyone who is out in the street and in the clubs starting arguments at 4am, well, you can’t be too surprised by this outcome.

    It’s not like he was comin home at 4am in the morning from his job and got shot, he was out bangin, and this is the eventual fate for someone living that lifestyle.

  • jizzle

    Bol your a fucking dick asshole proof was a good nigga nobody likes your column you suck balls i hope you get shot dickface

  • DocZeus

    Let the Bun B thing go. You lost. Just take it like a man. No need to take it out on poor Proof. I just simply said there is a precedent for journalists getting their ass kicked by rappers for talking shit.

  • Campbellsoup

    Talented or not this isn’t the question. Proof wasn’t an exception to a simple rule. Its the fact that somebody couldn’t solve an arguement the old fashioned way…a) you be rational men and fix it like 2 sensible dudes or b) throw down and the winner walks away with his pride and the loser walks away with his teeth busted. You live another day. Bottom line guns are for bitches if you can’t handle your own like a man and this is the end result. Not just senseless….STUPID. Rip Proof, I’ll remember you for your talent, not your intelligence.

  • http://www.theredlandmusic.com Djeli

    Yo man……….. U make very good points…… but ur still an asshole…….. but very funny.

  • khal

    @CRITIC BULLY — jerry heller should have got aids? did someone tell eazy to contract aids? your argument sound stupid with comments like that…

  • http://www.tonyskansascity.com Tony

    It’s official. Bol is the only man in hip-hop ready to take a stand on the violence issue that doesn’t simply placate advocates and supporters of the propaganda the seemingly profits from death and suffering . . . Also, he writes up a fucking hilarious post in the process. “Sad Panda routine” that is comedy!!!

  • B.

    RIP proof- but clubs like that at that time of night in the D? wish he would’ve thought about his children, which is why i stopped going to those 11 years ago.

  • Talent da profit

    Man Fuck you…u talking all that bullshit bout a ni99a that just got killed FAM…imagine if this was ya family memeber or your hero or sum shit..i hate muthfuckaz like you fam..all that opinion bullshyt…i live this shit in the hood everyday….u go sleep nice and quiet some where..u bum ass ni99a…..rest in heaven proof…DETROIT GOT YOU…FROM TELEGRAGH TO GRATIOT….

  • Che

    why don’t you go out on a limb and suck dick like the little slut you are bol?

  • Doc Flav

    Not Even Cold In The Grave… Proof Did Drugs And Packed A Pistol, Care To Exploit That In This Gar-blog, Ya C Rate Columnist? So You Are Suddenly A Crusader Against Hip Hop Violence, When Your Words Themselves Incite Negativity. Dude If You Have Such A Distasteful View Towards This Music Genre, Why Write About It And For Those Who See This Mess As Humor, We Dont Need You In This Hip Hop Thang Either. Journalist >>>>> Columnist.

  • Che

    I CALL FOR A BOYCOTT ON THIS OAF’S BLOG. BY PARTICIPATING IN THIS IDIOCY IT IS SIMPLY ENCOURAGING HIS INCOHERANT BULLSHIT.

  • The Dza

    There’s a time to crack jokes and be witty dude. This isn’t it. Fact is someone got killed. This has nothing to do with his career as a rapper. A man died. For you to somehow manage to take the time to diss and patronize the dude after he’s gone is lower than low. You’re a straight coward Byron and I just lost a lot of respect for you.

  • Doc Flav

    I Think It Should Be Removed From The Site Period, Call The Landlord. “XXL NIGGAS RUN YALL, ASK ELLIOT WILSON!” Nobody Deserves To Be Raped, Even Prostitutes. Murder Is Not The Answer And Self Defense Should Be Used On An Even Plane, Hand For Hand Or Weapon To Weapon. Peace Beloved.

  • http://groups.yahoo.com/group/AusarsPlace The God

    we all know bol is a bitch made nigga with pink panties on, thats a given but he stoops to a new low here. bol you a lil bitch, you know it and we know it as well. brothas in the Yay is waitin for you to come here talkin trash so they can smoke you like a $60 blunt…grow up, put on some cotton underwear and be a Man

  • C-Flat

    Yeah, your boy BOL stooped to a new low today. I always knew he was a prick but to throw shots and crack jokes at the dead when this man hasn’t even been laid to rest yet? You gon lose blessings for that one. Thats as low as you can get. We all see humor is things but to take this opportunity to actually joke about another black man that was brutaly murdered will get you a “SERIOUS” beat down. You are a REAL dickhead dude and this is the perfect forum for you b/c you’re a coward. Its easy as hell to sit behind a freekin computer screen and say some crass ass shit like that. Try and say that shit in Bizzare’s face, try that shit in the presence of one of Proof’s hommies and we ALL will see whats NOT between your legs son.

    you are a REAL BITCH for this one and anyone that runs this site should have you removed for some disrespectful shit like that. We should all get a petition together to get this dude removed from this site. We are TRUE fans and we support XXL b/c its a really groundbreaking magazine. If anyone that runs XXL is reading this response, this guy is gonna drive your fans to another magazinde. If you dont like the shit, just shut the fuck up about it. You could have just as easily talked about senseless violence in our community. But to take shots at a dead man is some sucka shit.

    For real dude

  • http://djxplicit.blogspot.com http://djxplicit.blogspot.com

    meh i always found proof to be the best non eminem member and bizarre to be the worst, but thats just me.

    i dont know, call me insensitive, but im not the one to start an internet tribute site or what have you simply cause this guy happened to rap.

    i mean lets look at the facts here. what is a 32 year old man with children doing at a night club in detroit starting arguments at 4 AM?

    not to state the obvious, but proof is no ODB, making classic albums while saving children from burning cars (no joke). actually d12′s last album was pretty horrible.

    so excuse me if i dont break down crying everytime someone dies. believe it or not there’s people dying all the time and i dont break down crying for them either.

  • Mikey Ess AKA SukedowN

    All of you who are so sensitive to someone who lives a dangerous lifestyle getting shot…

    What are you doing to prevent things like this?

    Are you reaching out to children in poverty to teach them gang and drug activity aren’t the answer?

    Are you protesting to toughen gun laws in America?

    No, all of you are simply criticizing a gimmick blogger’s point of view.

    If you all are so righteous, get out on the streets and help turn people’s lives around, rather than sitting behind a computer critcizing someone else sitting behind a computer.

  • The Dza

    Byron…dude hasn’t even been buried yet. Wow. I’m all about the controversy too but that was just so low. Hope dissing a dead man that hasn’t even been laid to rest yet made you feel like more of a man. I actually used to like your shit…I’m done with you you fuckin worm.

  • Soulja Boy 313 Detroit

    R.I.P. to Proof and 7 Miles Finest
    Blade Icewood!!!

    Thats how niggas get down
    n Detroit!!!
    Its crazy!!!

  • Doc Flav

    Lol @ “gimmick blogger”

  • http://www.dj-marcwest.com Dj Marc West

    I don’t think people should remorse over his death, if they don’t want to, but don’t spit on his grave either, that’s just messed up.

  • http://dirtythug.com Creepflow

    Damn,Proof was a real killer,if he blasted first,how tha fuck can you deal with that.R.I.P Big Proof.

  • jimmy

    boycott this ‘che’ idiot. don’t hate on something just cuz you don’t understand it…

  • Campbellsoup

    Story is now that it may have started over a game of pool. Hrrrrmm, let me see I’ve been drunk off my ass many nights, I’ve been mad and yes I’ve been worked at the game of pool. I don’t ever recall being pissed enough to want to pistol whip a dude and shoot him in the dome while he’s down. Guess that makes me less of a man. I’ll say it again…..fuckin’ stupid.

  • Campbellsoup

    Fact is all you muthafuckas who think Proof (or whoever in that situation) was “keepin it real”, y’all better check your reasoning. I sympathize with dudes family and friends, we all lose them in lots of ways but think about it…..you’re rich, famous, the majority of the public loves you, you have 5 kids, a family and mad game….why you gonna go blastin some fool who may have pulled your card in a game of pool (if that were the case)? I’m still totally shaking my head here.

  • http://ifaip.tofflan.net johnsen

    Bol got a point. RIP Proof

  • Southern_Drama

    the wrong people always die, it’s a fact of life.

    tupac, should’ve been suge.
    biggie, should’ve been puffy.
    eazy-e, should’ve been jerry heller.

    as for proof, it should’ve been you bol. loser.

    Somebody further up made that comment and I thought it was pretty funny. Your an ass hole Bol. I hope I am still around when YOU DIE so I can talk shit about you. Wait…I’m talking shit about your right now. Oh, and you should really take that picture of you (if it’s you posted above the blog) off. You look like a hardcore FAG. Is the dick that tight up your ass cheeks to where you have to have that silly ass mug? Nigga fucking smile and stop being so damn bitter and negative. Well….I guess I would be bitter too…LOL. I make more than what you make and I don’t do SHIT but sit here and read these silly ass blogs all day. Fucking loser, LOL.

    RIP PROOF

  • snuff

    eminem baggage handler? who the fuck are you? what the fuck are you on? are you fucking braindead? never heard proof rap? tryin to make a name for yourself? where i come from we call people like you fuckwits…pay respect to proof or shut the fuck up…rest in peace proof

  • Che

    don’t understand it? what you fail to understand is that from the beginning i told all of you that this guy was a fag, look at this very first post, i told all of you, and now everyone realises how much of a bitch this dude is.

  • gerv

    Byron is gone be one of the first columnists or should I say bloggers to get shot typing alll this dissrespectfull shit he calls a column.I hope your punk ass gets shot because the only people that would give a shit would be the XXL.Trust me someone is gone fuck you up one of these days if it hasn’t already happened.And I bet your punk ass will not write about that.

  • gerv

    And B.I.G along with 2Pac should not be the only slain rappers worth talking about all the time.As you can see there are a whole lot more dead and that will be killed.Shit if I was a rapper I would stay my ass out the clubs it ain’t safe for them muthafuckas even though they get they guns through the door.

  • rellmo84

    U now dog i figured u out.U just like to get a rise out of people.Fuck this rap shit,a man with kids was killed.A fuckin human being.I was not in any way a d-12 fan but that dont mean his death should be made fun of or disrespected.And what with all this nigger shit i c how u word shit and say jig.I now no y u hate so much, u wish u was white.U hate yo self so u hate on those who look like u.Dam shame we still got uncle toms in ’06
    r.i.p Proof my heart goes out to your kids.

  • Bloodclaart

    I cant believe how dumb so many of you mo’fuckaz are? Dude is writing a column, how the fuck do you get people’s attention – well duh! write some wild shit to get people vexed. Bol is playing you and 90% dont see it.

    As for Proof, any death is a waste but homie could’ve avoided it. Will all you Proof fans still be buyin CDs where cats are killin every nigga in sight on they’re records?

    Hypocrisy! you cant feel sorry for dude when you’re listening to artists who keep this ‘killer nigga’ image shit cool.

  • G.

    QED – Bloodclaart takes it.

  • http://xxl Puerto-Black

    U are the WORST

  • http://www.myspace.com/realm305 Realm

    man shut the fuck up, go kill yourself you fucking herb

  • king fuckery

    fuck xll, fuck bol.

  • Poison

    Proof was a respectable rapper and he deserved more credit 4 his work but at least he died like a G

  • PMulls

    About the Duke shit: Nobody mentioned that there was not a one DNA match. Looks to me like this chick was trying to cash in on a bad situation and may have ruined some of these guy’s lives along the way. Rape charges don’t just fade away.

  • Doc Flav

    We Are Talking About Duke $$$ Can Make Murder Go Away. Lol @ These Cranks PLAYING THEMSELVES With That Reverse Psychology Defense. “Bol just getting a rise outta yall.” uh Ok. Lol!

  • Doc Flav

    Plus If They Tell The Truth, That Wont Help Their Myth That Negroes Are Rapists.

  • http://www.hardrhymesandsoftdrinks.tk cb

    gotta agree that on wax bizarre was better than proof. biz’s album was great!

    but freestyle?

    proof was more than a ‘baggage handler’ – maybe crawford is just repeating the joke from the ‘my band’ d12 video.

    START SNITCHING!!!!

  • blunt boy

    What tha fuck man how tha fuck you gonna diss a dead man.Proof was a good guy and a good rapper(more talented than he gets credit for).Dude if you got an opinion like that keep it to yourself and shut tha fuck up you fuckin moron.
    RIP PROOF

  • Ben

    Ecchh. Enough of these faggot motherfuckers saying “A Man Died” like Proof was some big deal- on TV they had to explain to white people who Proof was using that 8 Mile movie. A MAN DIED. Who fucking cares? Was he your favorite rapper?

  • http://tightbeatz.com/forum XVI

    man shut the fuck up u fat bitch

    lookin like the dad off family matters on steroids muhfucka

    u dunno shit

  • Eugene

    You dumb mu’fuckas. I’m impressed every time that I read this shit at how many people give a shit to comment on someone else’s opinion saying that they don’t deserve to write it. You dumb bastards, you’re reading it! and as a result XXL gets paid for you being on here and looking at the Razr adds and shit.

    So a dude died, and someone didn’t give a shit. Don’t worry, if you get sonned like Proof did, you won’t make as far as this blog, you probably won’t make your cousins T-shirt cause he’ll be too busy still mourning Soulja Slim or some shit.

    What the fuck is wrong with you people. Go hang out in Secondlife or something.

    word

  • 2pac_1love

    rip proof man, safe.

    2pac rip. safe.

    Notorious BIG rip , safe.

    peace out homies

  • Jack

    rip proof luv ur music fo life fuck you guys who think proof is shitty

  • http://www.soundclick.com/mikethealchemist LihmaX

    The game is on, it allways gonna be, but yo what happend with the legend Big L, is hes murder catched yet? the story goes on, but i read in the news, proof fired first then it all begun, when he left outside he got killed.

  • http://proof deshan

    im not dead mi alive and hiding in windsor,ontario with tupac call 519-252-7654

  • B.A.N.K

    R.I.P Proof

    UR fans from south east Asia….

  • tayk

    This mug doesnt know what hes saying, waste of my fucking time reading this, and for any deaf cunt like the reviewer, Proof was the BEST outta D12 he was eminems right hand man, he risked his own carrier to boost eminems, thats a true rap hero

  • antm52

    Who wrote this sharrard? Badly written, child-like grammer, and just all over the place. It seems to me as though they have let a member of the public with no experience or talent write this article… I aint just saying it because of what he wrote, it aint the content that’s the problem, it’s the use of language, for a professional magazine as well… brings XXL down in my opinion by employing someone who quite clearly does not know how to string together a sentance.

    Get some real writers for your magazine, and sales may go up!

  • http://www.geocities.com/lilik256 LIL.I

    I THINK MOST OF YOU ARE WRONG HE PROVED HE WASNT A SELLOUT BY HELPING THE UPCOMING ARTISTS SIGNED NOT DID WHAT MOST CATS DO RUN OFF WITH MONEY AND NEVER COME BACK TO HELP THE COMMUNITY FACT. SECOND OF ALL THE CLUB INCIDENT KNOWONE ACCTUALLY KNOWS WHAT HAPPEND FACT. IF HE WAS NOT APPRECIATED IN THE HOOD WHY WAS THERE REAL PEOPLE FROM THE HOOD COMING OUT FOR THE FUNERAL AND THAT FACT. ALL YOU LOOSERS AGAINST HIM DON’T KNOW WHAT HAPPEND AND YOUR SAYING STUFF ABOUT A DEAD HUMAN BEING FACT. I SAY ALL OF YOU JUST SHUT THE FUK UP R.I.P PROOF GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN AND BIZZARES FUNNY BUT HIS LYRICAL CONTENT DOESNT MATCH PROOFS LISTEN TO THE LYRICS.

  • http://www.geocities.com/lilik256 LIL.I

    r.i.p PROOF

  • BurninglikeDavidKoresh

    Instead of crying over disrespecting Proof why don’t you take a second to think about the fact Proof murdered some body seconds before he got shot. I don’t hear anybody talking about how fucked up it is for that dude or his family if he’s got one. Guess you don’t matter till you record an album and go platinum.

  • DJ minotaur

    rip proof every time and sat there and listned 2 ur lyrics it made me think.. PROOF waz a very telented rap artist i pay all respect 2 freinds familly and fans RIP proof

  • Kim

    That article was so disrespectful to a deceased person

  • http://WWW.FUCKBOL.COM Missing Link

    What the fuck, man. what is y’all bitchin’bout. These motherfuckers are arguing about who tells the truth, and who’s bullshitting. In stead of mouning, and remembering the man like he should be respected. But if he carried a loaded gun, he was stupid too.

  • Brett

    man dont you go round dissin the dead man, have some fucking respect. Proof was the shit, and even if you didnt like him you should still have some fucking respect man. He came in as a Gansta and Left as an O.G.

  • Bol

    I’m gay

  • http://www.myspace.com/bibathediva Detroitsdaughter

    His eyes turned a pretty shade of brown when light hit them. Especially the light of the sun or of a camera’s flash. On his cheeks were dozens of freckles like his mother’s. Between the freckles were two barely noticable places where his deep honey brown complexion lightened. I loved those patches.

    DeShaun Holton was handsome. He was cute with big crooked teeth that even he made fun of. He was thin and wiry. He was smart. He could engage you in fascinating conversation, if he felt like talking. He almost always did. He was funny. Ridiculously funny. It was said that he would step on a sandwich and then eat it. On the DVD that accompanies his only solo album, Searching for Jerry Garcia, he drinks beer out of an ashtray. Cigarette butts and all, he spits one out of his mouth, as European fans laugh. I saw him put his whole face in his 28th birthday cake. He would do almost anything to make someone laugh.

    He was charming. He was interested in the lives of people. Not just people he knew and loved, but everyday people. He was well-read. He had a deep spirituality, he was not religious, but had converted to Islam in his youth. He was a father, and a husband. He loved his children, and the children of his friends. He was a godfather, and had given several children their names. He was filled with deep ideas about life and death. He was a devoted community activist, and even named his company after Joe Louis’ “Iron Fist”. His passion for Detroit is unsurpassed. He has been called “Detroit’s Best Friend”, it is an accurate description.

    He was an incredible freestyle rapper. I was at a club where he walked from tabletop to tabletop and freestyled for over 45 minutes straight. Rhyming and Transitioning. As the DJ switched the beat, he switched his flow. He found a way to rhyme the word “orange” he would use “aren’t” stretched out in its pronounciation. He thought about things like that. Where there was a will, there was a way for Proof.

    He has been called “The Mayor of Detroit Hip Hop”, that is also accurate. He was the law-giver, the peace maker, he was an employer, a provider, he inspired people to success, and cared about the well-being of his constituency. By his own hands he cultivated a community of artists, writers, clothing designers, graphic artists, business owners, and more. He was the single most important figure of Detroit’s hip hop movement and the development of a hip hop music and culture scene. That action provided jobs, and sold millions of records and has had an economic impact in the hundreds of millions of dollars. He was a Master Teacher, he was a Sefu, he was a wise sage, who with his clever words could say just one line to comfort, and educate.
    He was not a perfect man. He made mistakes, as we all do. However, a glimpse at his rap sheet, does not give one an idea of who he was as a person. He was a fighter at times, however he preferred peace. If there was a problem, he was called in to solve it, and his word was law. When he said a disagreement was over, it was done. He was not a gun-slinging thug. However, he lived by the credo “It’s better to have one and not need it, than need one and not have it.” It’s an oldie but goodie.

    The tattoos on his body each symbolized something precious and significant to his life. He liked the smell of incense, and he liked women. He cut his long dreads and opted for a bald head. He didn’t smoke marijuana, but clove cigarettes favored by clever celebrities and people from India. He did corny 80′s dances, and had his own two-step. He was kind and very affectionate. He liked to kiss. He always greeted women with a kiss on their cheek, and very often the men in his life as well. He always kissed my daughter on her forehead with her face in his hands. He very often said, “I love you”, to everyone. He wanted you to know that he loved you, and he meant it. He showed it.

    That is Proof. And that is just some of what I could say about him. I could write a book about him. I WILL write a book about him. I wanted to write this email because a lot of media attention has been focused on how he died. I wanted to remind people of how he lived. The unfortunate circumstances of his death has cast an angry cloud over his brilliant life. But like the light that was Proof, I believe that the sun will shine through to the truth. I believe that if Proof fired a weapon at Triple C nightclub, it was in response to the real or perceived threat of his own life. That is my opinion, and that of most who know and love him, and we feel that the truth will be told.

    Despite how he died, and perhaps because of it, I am determined to preserve and protect his life and legacy. Proof had a dream for Detroit. He inspired me beyond words, and without his living, you probably wouldn’t even know me. Imagine that, without him, you wouldn’t know me and I wouldn’t know you. That’s heavy. Through the use of his gifts and talents he inspired and influenced and directly affected the lives of thousands. Through his music, he touched millions. Those who know and love him, feel greatly blessed to have done so. We are deeply saddened by his loss. His memory and legacy will always be a part of our lives.

    *This email has been prepared by Biba Adams, a Detroit writer and activist. A long standing and high-ranking member of the Detroit hip hop community, Ms. Adams is chairperson of the newly founded, Detroit Urban Entertainment Trust (D.U.E.T), a non-profit organization. Ms. Adams also serves on the board of Band Camp Entertainment, and various other business and service organizations. Ms. Adams is a public speaker, student and mother. She is currently completing a Bachelor’s Degree in History with a minor in Sociology, as well as a certificate in Detroit Studies

  • Jay Wells

    Fuck who ever wasted their time writing that because they obviously dont know shit

  • dhedma

    oh my god they kill proof
    you bastard
    maybe your jelous
    STUPID BIMBO

  • Jay Diggety

    bol wotcho niggaz thinking? proof was the shiznick dog, you just fukin shit up for him and his homeis dog. why dont cha’ll go back to your 818 private school bitch. proof would close your ass in a bit dog.
    FUCK BOL, FUCK THE FREE WORLD.

  • d real

    Baggage handler?! Fuck you. Proof could work more magic with his pen than you, and he didn’t have to diss dead people. I’m not saying RIP to Proof cause he lives on with me, in my mind and my headphones. Instead I’m saying RIP to you cause it seems to me you dead dawg. Why don’t you watch the High World DVD and see what type of a person comes across on there? Plus your dissing five children’s father. If I was you I’d be watching my back cause there was 4,000 people at Proof’s funeral the other day and about 2,000 of them from Detroit. Wouldn’t like to get them angry

  • d real

    Detroit’s Daughter I loved your comment. Please do write a book about Proof I’d write it for definite. I live in a little suburban town in England called Beverley and have been a big fan of Proof for a long time. I’m the only person in the town that has Promatic and Grown Man Shit, I also have Jerry Garcia and will soon be getting the other albums. If you read this please contact me at mbraps@hotmail.co.uk

  • Eric bka E Reezy

    Detroit is the city I love, I just wish the killing would stop. There is no way that things should be this bad in the streets. It was bad when I was growing up. Days were filled with gunshot and constant violence. Time to do something about all the foolishness and take the streets from the thugs and criminals. I think the laws should be changed, we need more commitment from our citizens and the government. Tell killpatrick to step down and let a real person take his place. Eric Riley for mayor in 2012

  • http://www.whokilledproof.com chuck

    fuck that what bol said hes a good rapper and he is the best hey but R.I.P. PROOF we all loved you nigga.

  • Woodbine

    Man fuck you straight up. Proof was an ill lyracist and one of the best free-stylers ever. You should pay respect to the man instead of runnin yo mouth like a bitch. watch your back next time you come to the D you chickenshit muthafucka.

    RIP Derty Harry

  • Snipe aka Tha Legacy

    Dizz dumbass dat made this shit should’ve died not Proof. U can’t disrespact the dead muthafucka. A nigga gots kids who won’t be seeing dey dad. And a wife I thank. So Rest In Peace Big Proof.
    Favorite Song-Forgive Me ft 50 Cent

    And I agree wit wat da 1st nigga said
    Instead of Pac, Suge
    Instead of BIG, Puffy
    Instead of Eazy E, Heller

  • detroit citizen

    You are so fucking stupid. Have some repsect for Proof bitch, and shut the fuck up about shit you don’t know about, you generalize and stereotype everything surrounding a society and think you are right, and motherfucka talk and speak correctly you white bastard, it’s pronounced “NIGGA” , not nigger, dumb bitch and you don’t have a ghetto pass to say it, dumb hoe. It probably will be cool when someone you love maybe your white ass wife or white “CRACKA CHICKEN FEED” ass daughter or son gets shot in the head and dies then you will know how it feels bitch, dumb white boy fucker, Proof was a real nigga who died and at least he had the decency and love for his city not to abandon it and say “fuck it, I made it, I’m out”…Yes maybe if he had of had that attitude none of us would be upset, but you cannot change the past, but I will not stand by and let you speak that way about him and Detroit and hip hop without talking some shit back whitey…..

  • detroit citizen

    damn dude you a black white man,lol i thought yo punk ass was white from your dumb ass perfect talk and the way you say nigger, stupid black bitch punk, I really hate you now, and yeah you do look gay as hell….

  • red eyez

    all you bitches are tralkin shit yea 2pac is dead biggie is dead eazy e is dead proof is dead all these rappers died for a reason. all diz beef on da streetz needz to end yea i know it soundz good on da mixtapes people need to stop slewin eachother and concentrate on makin ther music. all you lil bitches ova in america need to shut up you bring that sort of attitude ova here u will get slapped back to the atl rip tupac, rip biggie, rip eazy, rip proof. big up the shankz

  • lil c

    u there is alot of funny blogs on here but i wanna leave by sayin this we shud all remember who passed away in the hip hop game and jus recently BIG HAWK of SCREWED UP CLICK was gunned down and killed last nite 01.05.06 r.i.p big hawk

    what i see also is a lot of disrespect to dead people on here, what the fucc is that showing to the rest of us, that u r inconsiderate towards other people who have brought u there life struggles and pain in lyrics and music for our listenin pleasure, so come on man dont be slating the dead there is no need for it
    i met proof briefly while he was in england with eminem and i say now the man was nice i had a good laugth with him after i saw eminem in concert.
    i send my condolinses to proofs family.
    lets just remember who died from all over america in the hip hop game.
    rip 2pac, biggie, mac dre, mc ant, freaky tah, dj screw, big mello, fat pat, big hawk, big steve big l, jam master j.

    oh 1 more thing
    yo bryan read this carfully

  • lil c

    u there is alot of funny blogs on here but i wanna leave by sayin this we shud all remember who passed away in the hip hop game and jus recently BIG HAWK of SCREWED UP CLICK was gunned down and killed last nite 01.05.06 r.i.p big hawk

    what i see also is a lot of disrespect to dead people on here, what the fucc is that showing to the rest of us, that u r inconsiderate towards other people who have brought u there life struggles and pain in lyrics and music for our listenin pleasure, so come on man dont be slating the dead there is no need for it
    i met proof briefly while he was in england with eminem and i say now the man was nice i had a good laugth with him after i saw eminem in concert.
    i send my condolinses to proofs family.
    lets just remember who died from all over america in the hip hop game.
    rip 2pac, biggie, mac dre, mc ant, freaky tah, dj screw, big mello, fat pat, big hawk, big steve big l, jam master j.

    oh 1 more thing
    yo bryan read this carfully

    PAY RESPECT WHERE RESPECT IS DUE
    IF IT WASNT FOR RRAPEPRS LIKE PROOF WE WUDNT HAVE MUSIC TO RIDE IN THE TRUNK AIIGHT
    FUCCIN LAME AS MARK U DESERVE TO BE DEAD DISRESPECTIN THE DEAD
    LAME ASS

  • Andy

    How can you have the audasity to call Proof eminems baggage handler, he was his best mate from a young age, he was easily second or THE best rapper in D12, Bizarre is a fat fuck who cant even pull 1 verse together without help, he just get all the attention cause he stands out, Proof was an amazing lyracist. So I think you must realise now that what you wrote was possibly the worst article you have ever wrote, how dare you disrespect such a great rapper and such an amazing person.

    RIP PROOF
    RIP 2PAC
    RIP BIGGIE

  • MacD

    Jus so you know…
    Big Proof WAS Detroit. He told how and what he was in every verse he ever spit. On his mixtape called “Grown Man Shit” he says
    “Em take care of my kids cuz Im gonna kill this pig” Well Em’s takin care of his kids cuz he shot that fat Muther Fuckin pig right in his face! Its too bad the other guy died cuz I wanted to see him be a fuckin retard FOREVER!!!!! Rest in peace MR. Detroit!

  • http://www.fuckyourmombitch.com bols daddy

    bol is a stupid little bitch and if i seen him i’d slap his fat ninja turtle lookin face

  • blackwall street 4lyfe

    R.I.P Proof

    ps; gg unot cocksucker better believe that say it one time watch the whole world scream back

  • Hope

    You’re mouth is filthy, and reeks of ignorance. Your column is a big part of the Bill_hit. No need to explain, Let your conscious be your guide, and try loving yourself better than that.

  • http://jesse_anabolicyahoo.com jesse

    2pac all that fake shit is not his all that shit is water down its the fucking dj. if you hear the rare shit you want like him fuck all you bitches that like that water down shit go eat a dick

  • madsoul

    R-I-P PROOF

  • Canadian Know-Nothing

    How the fuck could anybody think that Bizarre’s stupid fucking lyrics could even come close to the sophicticated genuine flow of Derty Harry. BIG Proof was just getting started when he ended himself by getting wasted and pistol whipping, then shooting an ex army vet in the face, what got him was that the bouncer was the guys cousin and he shot Proof once in the face and twice in the chest. Proof sang “my last day on earth I’ll be fuckin a freak, she’ll spend a half a hour just a suckin my meat…” I’d say he was pretty much damn on. RIP PROOF your shit is tighter than most.

  • http://www.myspace.com/lihmaxproductions LihmaX

    The saga continues, but the spirit lives on. I’ll c you when i get there.
    Don’t start beef on the forum/comments show some respect for the artist, for hes work and life. If we just learn to respect that some one can be better then us we will learn more. Peace out, LihmaX, Russian Federation

  • http://www.myspace.com/kingtru83 King Tru

    RIP to all that have fallen…but rappers are just regular people with a little notoriety…they want to go out too…and feelings get mixed up in clubs and streets everyday, they are in the headlines cause they famous…none of this is surprising, but its bullshit people got to revert to guns everytime…We throw down, if it comes to that…more satisfaction out of that.

  • -SMR-

    Bol ur fuckin retarded this shit happens everyday to people that dont rap, last year a kid from my street was at the same type of night club and when he got out a stray bullet shattered his vertabre. That kid didnt talk shit to nobody he just was in the wrong place. Proof actually lived it tho and was prepared to take the consequences he took his enemy down with him in the shooting.

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  • http://yahoo motha fucka

    ei can u help me i forgot my first name nigga!!!!
    somebody fuck me

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    me llamo Shoktong koto.you are puta face…yo tengo quince anyos yo vivo un casa!!puto pinche madre!!nigga!!^__^

  • Blaq Thought

    I feel sorry for Proof kids and family because according to the information reported, he shot at dude first in the pool hall and his cousin returned fire. Even if your not a millionare like Slim Shady, you should know better than to go slumming and not expect to get tested. If I were an millionare (or at least had everyone thinking I’m one) I would not go into the hood flossing and not expect to get checked. R.I.P. Proof, but my sorry goes to your family!

  • http://. dj scottybee

    just wanna say i read o bit of this artical n thort wtf is this guy chatting bout proof not being as gd as bizzar. proof was working on shit n iv hurd plenty of stuff from proof that hasnt bin releast n i can tell u now. proof was gonna be huge. once he had his own lable sorted out he would of bin a major part of rap history. proof is a legend n will always be remeberd. R.I.P big proof

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  • AUGUSTA, GA

    i didnt understand a word…. I KILL FOR FUN!!

  • thug ryder

    RIP BIG PROOF well all miss you

  • lil J

    had to come threw & show some repect for proof R.I.P PROOF

  • John

    PROOOOOOOOOF man he was tha best

  • Weezy

    WEEZY MOTHA FUCKASSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS

  • http://www.xxlmag.com/?p=1033 rappzz

    safe safe proof was a badman straight up g “bitch” lol.. bizzare’s big in da game 2 so screwin lost both dem bois R.I.P

  • http://nowebsite mboho

    i must say R.I.P to Proof. But nigger should be very carefull because 2pac death was lesson us. thank you.

  • Bol

    fuck all you niggers. bizzare was better than proof and you know it

  • ~OTHeRWiSE~

    BOL…Your a fucken poon tool bro. I had to read your blog like three times cuz of DIS-belief in wut you said. Who the fuck do you think you are? You Jealous ass muh Fucker. First off you can’t compare bizzy and proof, they two completly diff rappers. If you knew anything about this game you would know that Proof was a amazing freestyler the best I had ever seen and heard. Bagage handler for Shady huh? Slim is the first to say that without proof there would be no slim shady and possibly no eminem…You a fucken joke, your over your fucken head. If I were you I’d pluck ya 3 or 4 whiskers you got and give this journalism up and go back to Blow and Hand jobs stick to that shit cuz thats your heart…GET SHIT STRAIGHT CUZ YOU LOOK LIKE A ASSHOLE TALKIN ALL THAT RASPY ASS SHIT BITCH.

  • some white guy

    jesus fuckin christ now look i may be white but im pretty sure all u fuckin morons talkin shit about how they should toughen gun laws and we should do something about it is bullshit, now im not talkin from a personal point of view i didnt grow up in the ghetto but im pretty sure they dont give a shit about gun laws in any hood somtimes a guy just needs to carry a gun for his own reasons whatever they may be and proof didnt deserve that shit but it happens you know. with all due respect i say this shit r.i.p proof u will be missed

  • some white guy

    BOLS A FUCKING FAGGOT

  • JMB

    I totally agree with DZA,and maybe you should think twice about pullin this kinda shit Bol.

  • http://myspace.com j-way

    it waz 50 cent listen 2 eminems new song open doors u will find out

  • ACT YOUR RACE!

    2 PAC BIG PROOF WHOS NEXT ITS BULL SHIT HOW WE START TO GET IN TO THER RAP THEN THEY TURN UP WITH A BULLET IN THE HEAD IT DOSENT SHOCK ME I WAS SHOCKED AT PAC DIEING IN THE 90S BUT NOW IT DOSENT AT ALL PEOPLE ARE TO TRIGGER HAPPY AND NEED TO MAKE THE RIGHT JUDGEMENT CALL LIKE WHAT I MEAN IS DO I KILL HIM FOR CALLING ME A NAME PUSSY ASS MOTHERFUCKERS IF YOU CANT HANDLE GETTING A NAME THROWEN AT YOU MIGHT AS WELL FOR JUUMP OFF A FUCKING BRIDGE ITS 2006 ALL MOST 2007 COME ON NOW AND GET A FUCKING GRIP OR DO I KILL HIM FOR POINTING A GUN ME NOW THER SO LOGIC FOR YOUR ASS ONE MORE THING DONT YOU GUY THINK ITS MESSED UP THAT PROOF DIED IN A VIDEO THE SAME WAY HE DIED IN REAL LIFE TO DIFFERNT PLACE BUT THE SAME WAY

  • Niggersactstupid

    You dumb ass niggers and white gangster wannabes and spic gangster wannabes are all going to hell.

    I hear you say things like, “He was born a gangster and died an O.G” what the fuck are you on? So i guess it’s cool to die and O.G and be a big bad gangster lmao. To spend 2/3 of your life in jail, and to probably get shot dead before you turn 30.

    Wow, thats really cool. I envy you dumb asses. Ever heard of going to college and getting a real job? And getting rich and instilling good values on your children so they don’t grow up to be losers like 80% of black people?

    It’s true, our race has gone to shit. The jews fucking didn’t sit around and whine about the haulocost. They WENT TO SCHOOL, and became wealthy and demanded respect through their wealth and intelligence.

    Black people we all just stay broken, we teach our kids to be “gangsters” and to be real lol. And they grow up just as poor as we did.

    SHIT JUST NEVER CHANGES. USE YOUR MIND.

  • NIGGERSACTSTUPID

    I guess it’s cool to be in the penitentiary looking at 25/life for killing some guy over some stupid beef or over 5$ or something. Don’t tell me it doesn’t happen because it does.

    I see them on the news all the time. Some stupid 18 year old or 15 year old shooting someone over some loose change or a girlfriend ( Who he won’t even have for more than a month )

    Fuck that. Get your asses out of poverty. I did. I worked hard and I live in a good place without murders. Why dont you try it. And stop being retarded.

  • some white guy

    haha go get ur fuckin big job at college u dumb peice of shit if u werent
    such a dumbfuck ud know thats exactly what there doin how is being a rapper and rich any different then being a fuckin dog for some big company and being rich atleast they get to speak there mind instead of sitting in a fuckin office all day u dumbshit,

  • some white guy

    i just dont see how all these fuckers can disrespect a guy who was clearly a
    great rapper (better than bizare) and was just doin what he loved. fuck people disprespecting the dead

  • lowdowg

    i think it’s kinda fuck’d up that rappers rap about stuff like killing and shitt like that… I know it’s a part of the hiphop-kinda-style but man there is many fucked up people out in the world that actually think that those artists like 2pac (rip) or 50 actually think that smoking other niggaz or whatever is just fine.. But man.. tose people that actually belive in shitt like that. So i

    RIP 2pac, Proof, biggie (eaven though i had a bief with pac)

  • lowdowg

    Yo man! I’m so sick of hearing shitt like who did it, how did hea die..etc Why focus so much on dat. focus on how he lived, how grate artist and person he was! R.I.P Proof

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  • Chingy

    yo man fuck you and ya bitch ass whining no-one gives a fuck what u think anymore

  • ohsweetsarah

    Proof was an artist. You are a douche bag. How dare you and anybody else write such a negative thing about a man WHO LOST HIS LIFE. A MAN WHO LEFT HIS FAMILY BEHIND. It is like his song “I Thought I Tolg You” Your acting like he give US beautiful music with lyrics to match, you little bitch. Calling him a baggage handler. How little is your dick. You know know the moment your ass is gone EVERYBODY will say what a piece you are.FUCK YOU. PROOF WAS AND STILL IS A GREAT ARTIST.

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  • Paul

    Eazy E.? He didn’t get shot. He died of AIDS.

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  • DRE

    Bizzare is not the most talented non-Eminem member of D-12 by a long shot….Cut this nigga

  • ohsweetsarah

    PROOF IS STILL MISSED. Since he was killed my music has not been the same. From now on his music will live through me. I miss how music would sound with him singing/rapping on it. He really gave a light side to things. He IS missed.

  • Tyvis

    Yo XXL has some good reviews now and then but DAMN–your wack man! New rule?…shut up! like a rules gonna be put in affect! One Love R.I.P. Deshaun Holton A.K.A.PROOF

  • C.redrum

    YO WHO EVER WROTE THAT FIRST PARAGRAPH COMMENTING AN SHARING THIER THOUGHTS DONT. THATS THE TYPE OF SHIT THAT GETT PPL SHOT. DONT TRY AN BE TO COCKY AN IT SEEMS U HAVE POOR SOCIAL SKILLS AN PROBABLY A POOR SEX LIFE STOP COMMENTING NO ONE CARES LOSERS LIKE U ARE IGNORANT AN SHOULD HAVE BEEN JERKED OFF INTO A TOILETTE. KICK ROCKS U LIL PUKE.

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    Byron Crawford Please STFU !

    You obiously do not have a clue what you are chatting on about, GTFO.

  • tom

    WHAT A FUCKIN DUMBASS COMMENT!!!!