Friday, April 25, 2008

Group Home - A Tear for the Ghetto

Group Home is a hip hop duo, comprised 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 and Guru, Big Shug, and Jeru the Damaja and "The Nutcracker". 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, the group released its debut album, Livin' Proof. The album was very well received, mainly due to DJ Premier's advanced production work. Melachi left before its second album A Tear for the Ghetto was released in 1999.

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