Born DeShaun Holton, Proof was undoubtedly best known for his close relationship with Eminem. The two Detroit rappers were not only part of D12 -- the six-man group that initiated Eminem's rise -- but were best friends, their friendship going all the way back to high school. In addition to his credits as part of D12, which recorded 2 full-length albums including his membership, Devil's Night and D12 World, Proof recorded a solo album, "Searching for Jerry Garcia", before his unfortunate and untimely death. The oddly titled Searching for Jerry Garcia proves he's a lot more versatile than expected. Running over an hour, the album never bores or tries the patience. Skits and interludes are purposeful and join together a varied set of numbers that lesser efforts would tangle. There are club tracks, thug tracks, and a guest list that goes from MC Breed to 50 Cent, but the lyrically gifted Proof is always at the center, always the heart. The infectious thumper "Gurls Wit da Boom," the horn-filled, Kanye-influenced "Clap Wit Me," and the G-Unit-flavored "Forgive Me" are obvious standouts, but SFJG goes that extra mile and adds some challenging, introspective numbers that grow with each listen. "No. T. Lose" with Detroit legend King Gordy balances on its rickety beat but never falls off while the closing, word-filled monologue "Kurt Kobain" finally ties the music to the album's title and artwork. He could've played it safe and used his superstar pedigree as a crutch. Instead, Searching for Jerry Garcia cracks the rapper's head wide open, lets everyone peek inside, and takes a wrecking ball to the idea he's just another member of Eminem's extended posse. The set includes the CD and a DVD of unreleased footage from D12's 2004 European Tour. Also included is a behind the scene look at the making of "Searching For Jerry Garcia." The CD features artists 50 Cent, B Real, Method Man, D12, MC Breed, King Gordy, Rude Jude, Obie Trice, J Hill, Nate Dogg, Swifty McVay, 1st Born, T-3 of Slum Village, and Mudd of 5 Ela.