Not the most lyrical emcees but… they got there point across. On top of that the album was extra fly! Sincere, straight from the heart! BLAMMMMM!!!

Bio(Courtesy of Uk.Real.Com):

As members of the Gang Starr Foundation, Group Home had some high-profile help getting put on. With their legendary 1995 debut Livin’ Proof, the Brooklyn duo of Melachi the Nutcracker and Lil’ Dap took the underground hip-hop community by storm. Rich, intricate production by Premier set the tone by fusing his signature drums with tinkling pianos and chopped-up, jazz-heavy samples. Although their lyrics have been criticized as simple, Melachi and Dap’s message remains clear: they speak for all struggling artists trying to escape a low-budget environment, creeping out of the ghetto with the mic in hand. They’ve proven that fitting as many fancy words as possible into a track is not as important as choosing your words wisely. Cuts such as “Supa Star” and “Suspended In Time” remain crowd-hyping classics around the globe. Group Home have dropped a few singles over the years, and in 1999 released their double album follow-upA Tear For the Ghetto. -Brolin Winning


Group Home is a hip hop duo, composed of members Lil’ Dap and Melachi the Nutcracker. They came to prominence as members of the Gang Starr Foundation. 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, described by Allmusic as “rhythmic masterpieces”. A second album A Tear for the Ghetto was released in 1999, this time with only one track produced by DJ Premier.

Since then, little has been heard of the group. Lil’ Dap released a solo single, “Brooklyn Zone”, in 2001, and guested on several other releases. As of 2007, Lil’ Dap is an independent artist, and is in studio working on another project. He was featured on Large Professor‘s 2008 album Main Source.