On the 4th anniversary of Proof’s passing, Paul Rosenberg remembers his old friend and his relationship with the late J Dilla. Below is a song he got to dub onto a cassette and recently had the chance to digitize.
Rawse don’t really elevate beats though…like, you can’t throw him on “Run This Town” and have him demolish it the way Wayne did.
Wayne elevates beats, Rawses beats elevate him.
Wayne sounds even better on cheap southern synth beats than he does on the good stuff, since they let him really show his personality without distraction. Imagine Ross rapping over the “Walk It Out” beat.