Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Life Imitating Art

While I was never familiar enough with Proof to have recognized him in music videos, I do distinctly remember the scene portraying his death last year in the music video made reference to in the link below. Over the last decade in hip-hop, the line between art and real life has been blurred to a point where its sadly indistinguishable (think: Tupac's "I Ain't Mad At Cha" video, Notorious B.I.G.'s album covers, and the forgettable cable movie Play'd).

In an eerie coincidence, Proof was shot and killed in Eminem's 2005 music video for "Like Toy Soldiers," a song that warns against hip-hop wars escalating into real life violence. The video shows a bloodied Proof lying in a hospital bed while doctors try to revive him, and also depicts the rapper's funeral.

1 comment:

Brother Lightness said...

Shooting details around Proof's murder:

http://www.allhiphop.com/hiphopnews/?ID=5555