Rap music was never the same the day Proof of D12 died, but few were effected by it the way producer Mr. Porter was. Since the time of Proof’s death till two years later (2006-08), Porter, first name Denaun, recorded music that reflected his despondent mood, and now he’s teaming with Fat Beats to bring it to the public for the first time.
Previously only shared with Marvwon and Royce da 5’9″, The Great Depression A.P. (After Proof) is coming in a special edition vinyl release. Fans can pre-order the LP here; two lucky fans will get exclusive unheard songs featuring Porter and Proof.
“After Proof got killed and we went through that craziness, I was making beats but I wasn’t cataloguing or listening to them,” Denaun Porter told WatchLOUD.com. “I was making them and setting them off to the side. Because when you’re in a state of depression you’re not consciously doing things. You’re just doing it. I was just trying to do anything to keep myself busy, but I didn’t really listen to them. So I have two drives full of beats that I didn’t listen to. The only people that heard them technically was Royce, Em heard a couple and my man Marv Won rapped over one of them.”
Watch more of our interview below: