Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Non-Violent Rap Community Loses One of Its Own

Shockwaves ripple through the otherwise non-violent rap community as Deshaun Holton – otherwise known as “Proof” - was gunned down at a night club Tuesday night. Police were called to the scene around 5 a.m. after reports of gunfire and fighting at the club, which was operating illegally after-hours. Police say 32 -year-old Proof tried to settle an argument by shooting fellow patron, Keith Bender, in the head injuring him. Another shot was fired, hitting Proof and killing him. Detroit policeman Sgt. Omar Feliciano said they do not know who fired the shot that killed Proof. The club was empty when police arrived. The victims were taken by private vehicles to St. John Conner Creek, an outpatient treatment facility, where Bender was treated and Proof was pronounced dead. “I don’t know what to thay. Every thong, every video – we’re thuch advocath for peath and non-violenth and we try to get that methage out there ath much ath pothible that thith ith jutht shocking,” said Buddist/peace advocate Rap/Hip Hop mogul Ruthel Thimmonth.
Proof was instrumental in making rap mega-star Eminem a mega-star and maintained a best friendship with him.


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