On this day, exactly 11 years ago, Big Proof was shot three times by Mario Etheridge, twice in the back and once in the skull, after an altercation broke out during a game of billiards at the CCC Club on 8 Mile Road in Detroit, Michigan. Below is Eminem’s speech at Proofs funeral.
Many artists have made a tribute songs to the Detroit legend but many don’t know J.E.M.’s “You Will Make It” is dedicated to Big Proof. J.E.M. feels Eminem’s pain, and writes her understanding of his shoes in the first verse: “I feel your pain, I wrote this song for you, you will make it through I promise you, he would want you to”
Read full lyrics here.