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Group Home
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New York City, New York, United States


Hip hop, underground hip hop

Years active



Payday/FFRR/PolyGram, Replay Records

Associated acts

Gang Starr Foundation


Group Home is an American hip hop duo from New York City, that consists of members Lil' Dap and Melachi the Nutcracker. They came to prominence as members of the Gang Starr Foundation. Lil' Dap made his commercial debut on the song "I'm the Man" from the 1992 Gang Starr album Daily Operation. Both members appeared on Gang Starr's critically acclaimed 1994 album Hard to Earn, on the tracks "Speak Ya Clout" and "Words from the Nutcracker". In 1995, the group released their debut album, Livin' Proof. The album was very well received, mainly due to DJ Premier's advanced production work, which was described as "rhythmic masterpieces". A second album A Tear for the Ghetto was released in 1999, but this time only featured one song produced by DJ Premier.

From 2000 to 2008, little was heard of the group. Lil' Dap released a solo single, "Brooklyn Zone", in 2001, and guested on several other releases. In 2008, the group reunited and released their third studio album, Where Back, in 2008. They released another album, G.U.R.U., in 2010.