Paul Rosenberg unearthed this previously unreleased gem from Proof’s catalog to commemorate the late great Detroit MC. Dusty beat by Dilla Dawg. Ol’ skool hook by T3 of Slum Villa.
Rosenberg with the tale of the tape:
“I heard about this track before I ever actually heard it from a very excited DJ Head back in ’94, right around the time that F.C. (Funky Cowboys) was created. In his typical fashion when he had heard something that nobody else had, Head just giggled and said “man, Proof and Jaydee got this new record, man…” When I heard it I knew what Head was so amped-up about, these guys really had a crazy chemistry together. That’s T3 of Slum Village on the chorus.”
As Paul once noted, Proof and Dilla were close friends. They also teamed up on “On the Go” (below), in which Proof famously quipped, “You wanna hear something? Put your ear to my penis.”