We all need a Proof in our lives

Squeezed out a little time to finally watch 8 Mile, a movie so old that at least 2 of the cast have passed away. Anyway in that movie, there’s is this character called Future, who basically is the encourager of the main character, Rabbit (Eminem). Future frequently, much to Rabbit’s annoyance, sign Rabbit up for many rap battles because he believed in Rabbit’s talent.

I’ve read that ‘Future’ is a character molded after Proof, a real rapper and Eminem’s best friend who died from gun wounds in 2006. This is a song Eminem wrote for Proof. NSFW.

Note: ‘Doody’ is the nickname the dudes called each other.
Eminem once accidentally overdosed on prescription drugs, which he almost died from it.
Other than being yet another brilliant song by Eminem, what struck me most was the friendship between Proof and Eminem; when Eminem (even with his awesomeness) stopped believing in himself, Proof did. And this strength that Eminem got from Proof made me tear over his loss. 
Like I’ve said, the number one killer of businesses is self-doubt so we all need a Proof in our lives. Congratulations to you if you have one in your life, cherish him/her alright? 

Elisha Tan is the Founder of TechLadies. TechLadies is a community for women in Asia to connect, learn, and advance as programmers in the tech industry. Elisha is also the Developer Programs Regional Lead for Asia Pacific at Facebook.


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