Eminem, D12 & Stat Quo – Tim Westwood Freestyle (2004)

Thursday, April 28th, 2016

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Happy Throwback Thursday. This week Westwood has a exclusive 2004 freestyle from Eminem, the late Proof, Swifty McVeigh and Stat Quo. This is quite a session, clocking in at around 25 minutes or so. Check it out below.

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Video: Proof – Tim Westwood x London Arena Freestyle (2001)

Thursday, April 7th, 2016

“Big up the Queen”

As we approach the 10th anniversary of the passing of late underground legend Proof this weekend, Tim Westwood shares some previously uncirculated footage of the Detroit MC freestyling during Tim’s set at an Eminem show at the London Arena back in 2001.

Previously: Eminem & Proof – Tim Westwood Freestyle (1999)

A Conversation with Wendy Day (Pt. 2)

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014

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By Jimmy Ness

Wendy Day has seen it all. The 52 year old has spent two decades using her knowledge of the rap business to help create dozens of millionaires. 2pac, Pimp C, Eminem, and Slick Rick are just a few of the many artists that have trusted her expertise on industry politics. After being inspired by X-Clan and Rakim being jerked by their labels, she set up the Rap Coalition to negotiate deals, break unfair contracts and provide career advice. Some of her first deals were the biggest in music history such as Cash Money’s $30 million distribution deal with Universal and No Limit’s signing to Priority. In the first half of this interview, we chatted about what 2pac planned for his next album, Freddie Foxx putting a gun to Birdman’s head and 50 Cent crushing Young Buck. In part two, Wendy drops gems about Pimp C catching the New York subway, her role in Dr Dre discovering Eminem and the undisguised greed she’s witnessed in the music industry.

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Proof ft. J. Dilla – Keep It On The Low

Thursday, April 11th, 2013

R.I.P. Proof (and Dilla).

Courtesy of Shady Records.

Proof – The Fizzo (Prod. by J Dilla)

Tuesday, April 12th, 2011

In remembrance and tribute to Proof on the 5th anniversary of his passing, Paul Rosenberg drops a previously unreleased joint from Proof and the late J Dilla. The track dates to 1994 and features T3 of Slum Village on the chorus.

Says Paul:

As promised, here is another previously unreleased (as far as I know) track from Proof & Dilla, called “The Fizzo.” I heard about this track before I ever actually heard it from a very excited DJ Head back in ’94, right around the time that F.C. (Funky Cowboys) was created. In his typical fashion when he had heard something that nobody else had, Head just giggled and said “man, Proof and Jaydee got this new record, man…” When I heard it I knew what Head was so amped-up about, these guys really had a crazy chemistry together. That’s T3 of Slum Village on the chorus.
I don’t want to do anything but remember P and his music today, so hopefully this will put you in the same headspace. Don’t ask about the photo, let’s just say Proof went through a Spongebob phase! Enjoy- until next year: BIG PROOF FOREVER.

Proof & J Dilla – The Fizzo | Nukeshare

Previously: Proof – On The Go (produced by J Dilla)

Video: Royce Da 5’9″ Freestyle in Montreal

Monday, April 12th, 2010

He speaks about his fallen friend Big Proof.

The a cappella freestyle starts at 1:30 mark.

Previously: Bizarre feat. Kuniva, Royce Da 5′9″, Seven The General – Rap’s Finest (Video)

Proof – On The Go (produced by J Dilla)

Monday, April 12th, 2010

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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.

Link: Proof & Dilla [Paul Rosenblog]

Related: R.I.P. Big Proof (Letter from Bizarre) [XXL]

One More Vintage Eminem Track ft. Proof

Wednesday, August 19th, 2009

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From left to right: Manix (producer), Chaos Kid & M&M

One more vintage Em track ft. Proof, circa 1990-91. This is basically Em and Proof bugging out for the sake of bugging out on what they called at the time a “Suckering Rhyme”. You can read an explanation of what exactly that means in the ‘About’ section of this Myspace page.

And here’s a description of this track:

‘Hammer vs. Vanilla’ is M&M and Proof rappin on this one which has been included not only because it is hilarious but is one of the best examples of the true nature of the ‘Suckerin Rhyme’. This was done probably circa 1990-91.

Eminem ft. Proof – Hammer vs. Vanilla (Bassmint Suckerin Rhyme)

So yeah, this shit is basically horrible, but that’s understandable. Be sure to check that Myspace page because there are about 4 more tracks featuring an adolescent Em with titles such as “Purple Pimp Saga Bellbottom Pants” and “Mad Cold Blunts In The House”.

Props J Roc on the heads up

Previously: 3 Unreleased Eminem Tracks