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Group Home is a Hip Hop duo, consisting of members Lil’ Dap and Melachi the Nutcracker. They came to prominence as members of the Gang Starr Foundation, along with Gang Starr members DJ Premier & Guru, and MC’s Afu Ra, Bahamadia, Big Shug and Jeru The Damaja. Lil’ Dap made his rhyming debut on Gang Starr’s 1992 classic Daily Operation, on the song “I’m The Man”. Both members appeared on Gang Starr’s critically acclaimed 1994 effort Hard to Earn, on the tracks “Speak Ya Clout” and “Words From The Nutcracker”. In 1995, they dropped their debut album Livin’ Proof. The album was very well received, mainly due to DJ Premier’s advanced production work. The duo released their sophomore album “A Tear For The Ghetto” in 1999.


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  • mcbretttetettet

    I listen to the record and just think how much better these tracks would be if Guru or Jeru were on them instead. Some of the lines are laughably bad.

    6 May 2:06pm Reply
  • Candy_Umbrella


    19 Jul 2014 Reply
  • NeedsDeodorant

    Livin' Proof is forever living classic!

    7 Dec 2013 Reply
  • JubitoO

    Anyway, 'East NY Theory' is their best song.

    29 Jun 2013 Reply
  • JubitoO

    Okay, that's your opinion and you are entitled to it. I still find the beats on 'A Tear for The Ghetto' banging even without Primo's assistance and the lyrics on point.

    29 Jun 2013 Reply
  • DickBigems

    Nah, son. Livin' Proof is way more cohesive and has some of Premier's best production. A Tear for the Ghetto has lots of filler/forgettable songs and is a very boring late nineties release, as it basically rehashes every idea they had put through on Livin' Proof (which aren't that interesting or original in the first place, at least they had Preem production, come on!)

    27 Jun 2013 Reply
  • JubitoO

    No need to be mad, I too like DJ Premier, but come on!

    27 Jun 2013 Reply
  • JubitoO

    vv Why would anyone have to ask me anything in order for me to express my opinion? Go suck it.

    27 Jun 2013 Reply
  • DickBigems

    vv Well nobody asked you.

    27 Jun 2013 Reply
  • JubitoO

    And if you ask me, A Tear For The Ghetto > Livin' Proof

    26 Jun 2013 Reply
  • JubitoO

    Am I the only fucking one who thinks Lil' Dap has the best voice in rap?

    26 Jun 2013 Reply
  • azures36

    I'm glad to see a lot of people recognize that they weren't that great of rappers. Lil Dap was decent, the Nutcracker was pretty boring and used uncreative perfect-rhymes 99% of the time. Premo is why I still listen to their music.

    9 Oct 2012 Reply
  • Tywe

    I wanna more albums from Group Home,but the so underground kats that won't drop shit until they want :(

    21 Sep 2012 Reply
  • DickBigems

    vv lol, so true...

    16 Aug 2012 Reply
  • buddamunk

    Lil Dap is pretty good, but Melachi is pretty much awful. How does shit like "Deadly like a rattlesnake, but I don't rattle" and "Yo I rock on the block with the real hip-hop, As you start to clock... and jock", even make it on to an album. Half of the time it sounds like he's actually trying to think up a rhyme as he goes.

    10 Aug 2012 Reply
  • dogmancer

    yeah pretty much. lyrically they're both mostly awful, but melachi is alright imo

    3 Aug 2012 Reply
  • DickBigems

    Premo carried this group on his back.

    31 Jul 2012 Reply
  • MCmuynu Steady Frontin - DJ 600V feat. Lil' Dap

    20 May 2012 Reply
  • MCmuynu You Don't Exist - WWO feat. Lil' Dap, Soundkail

    20 May 2012 Reply
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