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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. "Supa Star" also appeared in the soundtrack of the 2008 video game Grand Theft Auto IV and is prominently featured in the movie Boiler Room.

Contents

1 Track listing 2 Samples 3 Album chart positions 4 Singles chart positions 5 References

Track listing[edit]

All songs produced by DJ Premier, except for track 4 and 14 by Guru and track 8 by Jaz-O

# Title Performer (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

Inna Citi Life

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

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

"I Feel Like Loving You Today" by Donald Byrd

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

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]

Year Song Chart positions

Billboard Hot 100 Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks Hot Rap Singles Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales

1994 "Supa Star" #85 #85 #19 #8

"Livin' Proof" - - #26 #5

1995 "Suspended In Time" - #82 #34 #10

References[edit]

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

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