The legacy of Proof will live on through a new album to be released in 2007 on Iron Fist Records.
Iron Fist Records President Cleveland Hurd told the Detroit News that the new album will be called “Time Will Tell” and will feature 18 songs recorded during a 24-hour period in January 2006.
Hurd said that Proof was challenged by his friend DJ Jewels Baby to record an album in one day. The Iron Fist head also revealed he plans to premiere a film of the recording process at Detroit’s Star Southfield on March 8 before releasing the album.
“The world was cheated,” Hurd told The Detroit News. “They never got to see this side of [Proof].”
Proof (born Deshaun Holton) was shot and killed by Mario Etheridge after getting into a heated exchange with his cousin, Keith Bender, at Detroit’s Triple C’s nightclub on April 11.
Etheridge was charged with two weapon related felonies and not the rapper’s death.