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Livin' Proof
Livin' Proof
Studio album by Group Home

Released

21 November 1995

Recorded

June 1994 - February 1995

Studio

D&D Studios
(New York City)

Genre

East Coast hip hop, Hardcore hip hop, Underground hip hop

Length

49:12

Label

Payday/FFRR/PolyGram

Producer

Big Jaz, DJ Premier (also exec.) Guru (also exec.)

Group Home chronology

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A Tear for the Ghetto (1999)

Livin' Proof is the debut album by American hip hop duo Group Home, released in 1995 on PayDay Records. The album features the production work of DJ Premier and the hit underground single "Supa Star". The album is known both for the supposed sub-par rhyming and superior instrumental work. DJ Premier produced all of the album's songs apart from "Serious Rap Shit" and "4 Give My Sins", which were produced by Guru and Big Jaz respectively. The album reached #34 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart.

Track listingEdit

No. Title Performer(s) Producer(s) Time
1. "Intro" - - 0:48
2. "Inna Citi Life" Lil' Dap, Melachi the Nutcracker DJ Premier 4:15
3. "Livin' Proof" Lil' Dap, Melachi the Nutcracker DJ Premier 4:15
4. "Serious Rap Shit" Guru, Lil' Dap, Melachi the Nutcracker, Big Shug Guru 4:14
5. "Suspended in Time" Lil' Dap, Melachi the Nutcracker, Jeru the Damaja DJ Premier 4:34
6. "Sacrifice" Absoloot, Melachi the Nutcracker DJ Premier 3:26
7. "Up Against the Wall (Low Budget Mix)" Lil' Dap, Melachi the Nutcracker DJ Premier 4:14
8. "4 Give My Sins" Melachi the Nutcracker, Lil' Dap Big Jaz 3:25
9. "Baby Pa" Lil' Dap DJ Premier 3:12
10. "2 Thousand" Lil' Dap, Melachi the Nutcracker DJ Premier 3:18
11. "Supa Star" Melachi the Nutcracker, Lil' Dap DJ Premier 5:22
12. "Up Against tha Wall (Getaway Car Mix)" Lil' Dap, Melachi the Nutcracker DJ Premier 4:34
13. "Tha Realness" Smiley, AKA the Ghetto Child, Lil' Dap, Jack the Ripper DJ Premier 4:32

Samples Edit

Intro

  • "Yesterday" by Wes Montgomery

Inna Citi Life

  • "Nautilus" by Bob James
  • "It Ain't Hard to Tell" by Nas

Livin' Proof

  • "Collage" by The Ramsey Lewis Trio
  • "C.R.E.A.M." by Wu-Tang Clan

Serious Rap Shit

  • "Birdland" by Weather Report
  • "In Our Lifetime" by Marvin Gaye

Suspended in Time

  • "Pipeline" by Incredible Bongo Band
  • "Da Mystery of Chessboxin' by Wu-Tang Clan
  • "Real Hip-Hop" by Das EFX
  • "Love to the World Prayer" by L.T.D.

Sacrifice

  • "Breakthrough" by Isaac Hayes
  • "What Do I Wish For?" by The Chi-Lites
  • "Crack Featuring Pete the Fly" by Paul Mooney

Up Against the Wall (Low Budget Mix)

  • "Windows of the World" by Isaac Hayes
  • "Year of the 9" by Brother Arthur

4 Give My Sins

Baby Pa

  • "Do It Over" by Olympic Runners
  • "Que Te Hace Pensar" by Beny More
  • "The Golden Apple" by Bob James

2 Thousand

  • "I Feel Like Loving You Today" by Donald Byrd & 125th St., N.Y.C.

Supa Star

  • "One Woman" by Isaac Hayes
  • "Hanging Downtown" by Cameo
  • "I Got It Made" by Special Ed
  • "I'm the Man" and "Words From the Nutcracker" by Gang Starr

Up Against the Wall (Getaway Car Mix)

  • "The Jewel in the Lotus" by Bennie Maupin
  • "Red Sails in the Sunset" by Young-Holt Unlimited

The Realness

  • "Valley of the Shadows" by Bob James
  • "Shook Ones Pt. II" by Mobb Deep
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