Big Proof tribute songs: Eminem, Royce 5’9″, Obie Trice, Kuniva, Swifty McVay, Jem

On this day (April 11), 16 years ago in 2006, Big Proof was shot and killed in Detroit.

To celebrate the life of the legendary figure in hip-hop we have listed songs that were dedicated to Proof after his death. 

Royce Da 5’9″ – Security

“I was at Proof’s funeral / Crying like a baby, I was sitting in the back row / With Kid Vishis, wishing I can go up to Marshall / Denaun, Swifty, Obie, Bizarre, Paul and Von / And say something positive, after all the negative s**t that we been through.”

Eminem – “Difficult”

“I found that jacket that you left at my wedding and I picked it up to smell it / I wrapped it up in plastic until I put it in glass and hang up in the hallway so I can always look at it…”

Kuniva – “Lights Out”

“This s**t is so depressing /I stop thinking selfish, my dude had kids / Left with a lie about the last day that he lived / And I sit shedding tears, that’s me and my little drama / I lost me a brother, but his kids lost a father.”

Swifty McVay – “Guardian Angel”

“Your family is stronger than ever / Keeping it cool / Thanks to God /Time heals wounds / I’ll see you soon / Sometimes it gets hard / My heart is still scarred / But I’m gonna be repping Proof forever / ‘Till I’m gone!”

Eminem – “You’re Never Over”

“Proof, not many are lucky enough to have a guardian angel like you / Lord I’m so thankful, please don’t think that I don’t feel grateful, I do / Just grant me the strength that I need, for one more day to get through / So hommie this is your song, I dedicate this to you / I love you Doodie.”

Obie Trice – Ride Wit Me 

“Proof, to shine hopes on your memories forever spoken, long as Obie’s able to lay focus / I’m gonna stay focused til them pearly gates open, for the next soldier to pave the way for mo-town / No matter what they say you’re profound, Pioneer of Motown music that’s what Proof did.”

Jem – You Will Make It

“You’re not alone, You’ll never be, Just like the stars, They oversee , And they whisper to you, You’re still, you’re still, you’re still, you’re still alive..” 

D12 – “Mr. Pitts,” ft. King Gordy 

“We all love driving, reminiscing about how me, you (Bugz) and Proof used to go fishing / I wanna give you a call but I don’t know what to say / That’s why I get on my knees every night and I start to pray.”