Born in the Bay Area, Livin Proof is a Label Owner, Hip Hop Artist, Song Writer, and Producer. Beyond the titles, Livin Proof is a good representation of a Bay Area bred artist, being a knack of all trades, he is respected amongst Bay Area Hip Hop fans because he is independently responsible for his own success.
Musically, he is inclined, always upping the bar, always being a perfectionist in his craft, always focused on completing things in a timely manner.
His first commercial album titled “Relevant”, was released in January of 2011 under his Block Bizz Imprint, which featured artists such as The Jacka, San Quinn, Philthy Rich, Beeda Weeda, Shady Nate, and more.
He has released three commercial music videos for the album, starting with “Reppin My Name” which featured Philthy Rich, Beeda Weeda, Young Sight, Stevie Joe, & Young Moses.
The song “Repping My Name”, had a strong buzz in the Bay Area underground scene. The song was also a pivotal step that helped all involved in the beginning of there careers.
Shortly after the song was released, artists Philthy Rich, Beeda Weeda, Stevie Joe, and Young Moses all secured a deal at Town Thizzness/SMC Recordings, which was eventually distributed by Fontana Records. It also cemented Livin Proof as one of the hottest up and coming producers, and artists in the Bay Area.
This did not obviously happen by accident, as Livin Proof’s signature Bay Area sound has crafted hits for a lot of the artists on “Reppin My Name”, starting with Beeda Weeda’s “You Aint Scarin Nothing” track, which boasted a popular video that went viral and helped Beeda Weeda become a household name. Beeda Weeda is currently signed to Too Shorts Label.
It didn’t stop there, he also produced Philthy Rich’s popular street single “I Represent It”, which went viral. It did well enough for Philthy Rich to do a powerhouse bay area remix, and even had the song remixed up by Bay Area producer Traxamillion. Philthy Rich today is one of the most successful artists coming up in the Bay Area, becoming a western affiliate to Jim Jones and his Diplomats Label.
As a producer and artist, he has a knack for producing strong singles that make waves. This has been done again, and again, even producing for Shady Nate on his debut release on the song “One Mo Lick”, which is a favorite among fans.
Livin Proof has performed all over the United States, and has shared stages with Too Short, Pitbull, Mario, Crime Mob, San Quinn, The Jacka, Philthy Rich, Beeda Weeda, and Keak Da Sneak.
In 2015 he linked up with the ambassador of the Bay himself E40, and ended up producing E40’s solo single “Bassrocks”, off his “Sharp On All 4 Corners” album. He was also a local Ambassador in his hometown of Modesto for E40’s Sluricane release.
He is currently working on Bompton to the Bay CD, which is entirely produced by Livin Proof. It features YG, Slim 400, and a host of other big names from LA to the Bay Area.