From: New York City, NY
Signature Song: Group Home "Supa Star" (1995)
Even though Group Home's debut album, Livin' Proof is acknowledged as a classic, neither Lil Dap or Melachi the Nutcracker have ever received any credit for what they brought to the table. Rap fans refused to acknowledge that they were good rappers, instead attributing all the group's success to DJ Premier's outstanding production. Of course, Preemo didn't hurt-and they floundered without him on their second album-but that doesn't mean that they were unworthy of his beats. Quite the opposite, Dap's voice is unmistakable and Melachi's flows were always on-point. We all know Premier is incredible, but can we please give Group Home a break?