DeShaun Dupree Holton (aka Proof) was an American rapper from Detroit, Michigan. He was born on October 2, 1973 to a single mother#Early_life). His father, a music producer named McKinley Jackson, left Holton and his mother to pursue a career in music.
Proof rose to prominence in the hip-hop scene as part of the rap-group D12. He was good friends with fellow D12 member, Eminem, and was considered his hype man. In 2001, D12 released Devil’s Night, their most famous album. He also played Lil Tic in the film 8 Mile.
Sadly, he was shot and killed in a Detroit nightclub on April 11, 2006. According to local police, he was shot after an altercation had occurred, but witnesses tell a different account of what actually happened that night.
R.I.P Big Proof