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Livin' Proof
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
  1. Group Home A Tear For The Ghetto Zip
  2. Group Home A Tear For The Ghetto Full Album
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic[1]
The Source[2]

Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for A Tear for the Ghetto by Group Home (CD, Sep-1999, Replay) at the best online prices at eBay! Free shipping for many products! 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. 5.0 out of 5 stars Group Home. If you want beats and rhymes that have DMX sounding like a pre-schooler on Riker's Island, check 'Tear For the Ghetto', The Legacy. This video is unavailable. Watch Queue Queue. Watch Queue Queue.

Not only are the beats and music incredible, but son, Malachi and Lil' Dap have stepped up to the plate lyrically. The stories vividly describe Brooklyn's street life. If you want beats and rhymes that have DMX sounding like a pre-schooler on Riker's Island, check 'Tear For the Ghetto', The Legacy baby, no doubt!

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.

Track listing[edit]

  • All songs produced by DJ Premier, except track 4 and 14 produced by Guru, and track 8 produced by Jaz-O.
#TitlePerformer (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

Samples[edit]

Intro

  • 'Yesterday' by Wes Montgomery
  • 'Upon This Rock' by Joe Farrell
  • 'For the Same Man' by B Beat Girls
  • 'El Shabazz' by LL Cool J
  • 'Ain't No Half-Steppin' by Big Daddy Kane

Python datetime utcnow interview. Inna Citi Life

  • 'Nautilus' by Bob James
  • 'It Ain't Hard to Tell' by Nas
  • 'Serious' by Steady B
Tear

Livin' Proof

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

Serious Rap Shit

  • 'In Our Lifetime' by Marvin Gaye
  • 'Birdland' by Weather Report
  • 'Mass Appeal' by Gang Starr

Suspended in Time

  • 'Pipeline' by Incredible Bongo Band
  • 'Da Mystery of Chessboxin' by Wu-Tang Clan
  • 'Real Hip Hop' by Das EFX
  • 'Touch Me (All Night Long)' by Fonda Rae

Sacrifice

  • 'Crack' by Paul Mooney
  • 'Breakthrough' by Isaac Hayes
  • 'What Do I Wish For?' by Chi-Lites

Up Against the Wall (Low Budget Mix)

  • 'Windows of the World' by Isaac Hayes

4 Give My Sins

  • 'Da-Da' by Hiroshima
  • 'Survival of the Fittest' by Mobb Deep
  • 'Hustlin' by Smoothe Da Hustler

Baby Pa

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

2 Thousand

Tear
  • 'I Feel Like Loving You Today' by Donald Byrd
Group home a tear for the ghetto zip

Supa Star

  • 'One Woman' by Isaac Hayes
  • 'Hanging Downtown' by Cameo
  • 'Funky President (People It's Bad)' by James Brown
  • 'I Got It Made' by Special Ed
  • 'Words from the Nutcracker' and 'I'm the Man' by Gang Starr
  • 'Who's Gonna Love You' by Muscle Shoals Horns

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 Year of the 9' by Brother Arthur
  • 'Speak Ya Clout' by Gang Starr

Group Home A Tear For The Ghetto Zip

Tha Realness

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

Album chart positions[edit]

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

Singles chart positions[edit]

YearSongChart positions
Billboard Hot 100Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & TracksHot Rap SinglesHot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales
1994'Supa Star'8585198
'Livin' Proof'--265
1995'Suspended In Time'-823410

Group Home A Tear For The Ghetto Full Album

References[edit]

  1. ^Allmusic review
  2. ^The Source review
  3. ^Shapiro, Peter (2005) The Rough Guide to Hip-Hop, 2nd ed., Rough Guides, ISBN1-84353-263-8, p.165
  4. ^DiBella, M.F. 'Livin' Proof Review', Allmusic, Macrovision Corporation
  5. ^'Group Home Chart History (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums)'. Billboard.
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