Livin' Proof

Livin' Proof is the debut album by Group Home, the Gang Starr-affiliated duo composed of rappers Lil Dap and Melachi the Nutcracker. The album featured the popular underground single "Supa Star" and the instrumental work of producer DJ Premier. The album is known both for these instrumentals and the interplay between the lyrics of Group Home's two members.[3][4] DJ Premier produced all of the album's songs except "Serious Rap Shit" and "4 Give My Sins," which were produced by Guru of Gang Starr and Big Jaz, respectively.

Livin' Proof
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Studio album by
ReleasedNovember 21, 1995
Recorded1994-95
GenreEast Coast hip hop
Hardcore hip hop
Underground hip hop
Length49:12
LabelPayday/FFRR/PolyGram Records
124 079 (U.S.)
828 730 (international)
ProducerDJ Premier
Guru
Big Jaz
Group Home chronology
Livin' Proof
(1995)
A Tear for the Ghetto
(1999)
Singles from Livin' Proof
  1. "Supa Star"
    Released: September 15, 1994
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4/5 stars[1]
The Source3.5/5 stars[2]

Track listingEdit

  • All songs produced by DJ Premier, except track 4 and 14 produced by Guru, and track 8 produced by Jaz-O.
# Title Performer (s)
1 "Intro" *Introduction*
2 "Inna Citi Life" Lil' Dap, Melachi the Nutcracker
3 "Livin' Proof" Lil' Dap, Melachi the Nutcracker
4 "Serious Rap Shit" Guru, Lil' Dap, Melachi the Nutcracker, Big Shug
5 "Suspended in Time" Lil' Dap, Melachi the Nutcracker, Jeru the Damaja (outro)
6 "Sacrifice" Absaloot, Melachi the Nutcracker
7 "Up Against the Wall
(Low Budget Mix)"
Lil' Dap, Melachi the Nutcracker
8 "4 Give My Sins" Melachi the Nutcracker, Lil' Dap
9 "Baby Pa" Lil' Dap
10 "2 Thousand" Lil' Dap, Melachi the Nutcracker
11 "Supa Star" Melachi the Nutcracker, Lil' Dap
12 "Up Against the Wall
(Getaway Car Mix)"
Lil' Dap, Melachi the Nutcracker
13 "Tha Realness" Smiley the Ghetto Child, Lil' Dap,
Brainsick Mob
[Netherlands Bonus Track]
14 "So-Called Friends" Lil' Dap, Melachi the Nutcracker

SamplesEdit

Intro

Inna Citi Life

Livin' Proof

Serious Rap Shit

Suspended in Time

Sacrifice

Up Against the Wall (Low Budget Mix)

4 Give My Sins

Baby Pa

2 Thousand

Supa Star

Up Against the Wall (Getaway Car Mix)

Tha Realness

Album chart positionsEdit

Chart (1995) Peak
position
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[5] 34

Singles chart positionsEdit

Year Song Chart positions
Billboard Hot 100 Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks Hot Rap Singles Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales
1994 "Supa Star" 85 85 19 8
"Livin' Proof" - - 26 5
1995 "Suspended In Time" - 82 34 10

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ The Source review
  3. ^ Shapiro, Peter (2005) The Rough Guide to Hip-Hop, 2nd ed., Rough Guides, ISBN 1-84353-263-8, p.165
  4. ^ DiBella, M.F. "Livin' Proof Review", Allmusic, Macrovision Corporation
  5. ^ "Group Home Chart History (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums)". Billboard.