D12 Prepares for Life After Proof
Mon, 15 May 2006 12:54:59
About a month after the murder of group member Proof, Detroit rap collective D12 have announced that they will be continuing their career together -- and will begin recording their next album this summer. They may have hit the studio sooner, but are awaiting Swift’s release from jail in June. Swift was thrown behind bars for 93 days after skipping out on a court hearing so that he could attend Proof’s funeral.
These future plans for D12 were reported straight from the source, as Kon Artis spoke to the Detroit Free Press to dispel rumors that D12 was considering disbanding after Proof’s death. They’ve enlisted some friends to help them take the album “to the next level,” including 50 Cent and G-Unit, Dr. Dre, and another rapper who’s repeatedly been in the headlines for tragic reasons this year: Busta Rhymes.
Fans will also have another chance to say goodbye to Proof. The new D12 record will include at least one song that features Proof’s flow, and his second solo album, Time Will Tell, is set to be released later this year. The solo album was reportedly recording during a single 24-hour creative blitz.
Interestingly, Kon Artis did not mention whether D12's most famous member, Eminem, was participating in the new recording sessions.
--The ARTISTdirect Staff