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.
In 2008, Dap returned with the solid solo piece I.A.Dap. Gifted Unlimited Rhymes Universal stands strong as both an impressive comeback album and a tribute to their fallen homie Guru who died tragically of cancer in 2010, he is featured on the tracks “Pay Attention” and the impressive 1999 leftover “The Legacy.”.
Check out the Guru of Gang Starr assisted visuals for “The Legacy” below.