D12 World (Explicit Version) CD (2004)

Artist: D12

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They made it to the top of the Billboard 200 albums chart with their debut disc and one of their members happens to be named Eminem. Yes, the Eminem. D12 is one of Slim Shady's personal projects and it finds him teaming up with five other excellent Motor City rappers: Swift, Bizarre, Kon Artis, Kuniva and Proof. D12 World is special in that you can hear some early rap roots (e.g., N.W.A) in the songs right alongside new and innovative ideas. The beats are excellent and overall it's a highly entertaining album that'll tap into your groove instincts.

About the Artist:
The rap posse of D12 features six rappers: Swift, Kon Artis, Kuniva, Proof, Bizarre and Eminem. Each rapper also uses a pseudonoym, so that adds up to a dozen, a dirty dozen. That is what D12 is short for, dirty dozen.

In the late 1990s these six Detroit rappers got together and formed D12. In between those days and the release of their 2001 debut, Devil's Night, Eminem scored some solo success. This success allowed him to form his own label and sign D12. Eminem produced several tracks and acts as a sixth member contributing to several tracks. Dr. Dre also lent production support.

This hardcore posse spares no one and their music reflects that. Devil's Night debuted on the No. 1 spot on both the Billboard 200 album chart and the R&B/Hip-Hop album chart. D12 joined the Warped Tour and toured Europe with Eminem.


Label Universal Music Group
SKU 60632526
UPC 602498621622
UPC 14 00602498621622
Format CD
Release Date 4/27/2004
Author D12
Artist Influence AZ
Artist Influence Compton's Most Wanted
Artist Influence Dr. Dre
Artist Influence Geto Boys
Artist Influence Kool G Rap
Artist Influence Leaders of the New School
Artist Influence Mobb Deep
Artist Influence N.W.A
Artist Influence Nas
Artist Influence Run-D.M.C.
Artist Influence Wu-Tang Clan
Artist Contemporary 50 Cent
Artist Contemporary Boot Camp Clik
Artist Contemporary Busta Rhymes
Artist Contemporary Dungeon Family
Artist Contemporary Eminem
Artist Contemporary Esham
Artist Contemporary G-Unit
Artist Contemporary Insane Clown Posse
Artist Contemporary Natas
Artist Contemporary Obie Trice
Artist Contemporary Phat Kat
Artist Contemporary Rah Digga
Artist Contemporary Slum Village
Artist Contemporary St. Lunatics
Artist Contemporary State Property
Artist Contemporary Tech N9ne
Artist Contemporary The Dayton Family
Artist Contemporary The Diplomats
Artist Contemporary Three 6 Mafia
Artist Contemporary Top Authority
Artist Contemporary Twiztid
Artist Contemporary Wu-Tang Clan
Artist Follower Obie Trice
Artist Follower Stat Quo
Artist Follower The Game (Rap)
Artist Follower Young Buck
Technical Info
Engineer Tony Campana; Mike "Dat Nigga Chav" Chavarria; Michael Strange Jr.; Steve King; Richard Hunt
Producer Eminem; Red Spyda; Dr. Dre; Ess Man; Luis Resto; Night & Day; Eminem; Hi-Tek; Mr. Porter; Red Spyda; Dr. Dre
CatalogID 000240402
Lable Name Shady
Released 04/27/2004
Original Release 2004
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 77m : 49s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00602498621622
Album Notes and Credits
D12 includes: Eminem, Proof, Bizarre, Swift, Kuniva, Kon Artis (rap vocals).
D12: Eminem, Kon Artis, Proof, Swift , Bizarre, Kuniva (rap vocals).
Personnel: Steve King (guitar); Luis Resto, Mike Elizondo, Red Spyda (keyboards).
Additional personnel: Obie Trice, B Real (rap vocals).
Audio Mixers: Eminem; Dr. Dre; Steve King ; Steve Baughman.
Recording information: 54 Sound, Detroit, MI; Can Am Studios; DNAB Studio, Detroit, MI; TekLab Studios, Cincinnati, OH; Trackboyz Studios, Florrisant, MO.
Photographer: Sacha Waldman.
D12's initial success was certainly aided by the high-profile presence of member Eminem, as well as lyrics that took his provocative topics to another twisted, incendiary level. However, D12 also consists of five other Detroit rappers, who were already established and respected before Eminem blew up larger than life. Their debut, DEVIL'S NIGHT, proved to be a witty, irreverent ride. On the follow-up album's mischievous first single, "My Band," the group hilariously (and self-deprecatingly) dissects Slim Shady, its greatest blessing and curse, while revealing an array of skills on the mic.
D12 WORLD should put to rest any dubious notions about the collective. These are six like-minded guys with lightning-quick intellects to match their warped thoughts. "Just Like U" is a deft combination of whimsy and dark brutality, as crew member Bizarre gives "advice" to a child, playfully parodying similar songs by other rappers ("Nas gonna probably hate me/When Mos Def hear this, he probably gonna suffocate me"). However, when they do get serious, as on "Good Die Young," a tribute to former D12 member Bugz (who was shot and killed in 1999) and other fallen friends, the result is achingly sincere, revealing a group that can be both crass and conscientious.
Artist Overview
D12 is a hip-hip outfit formed by Detroit rapper Proof in the mid 1990s. An early incarnation of D12 featured a young pre-fame Eminem. Following his rise to superstardom, Slim Shady made D12 the first act signed to his Shady Records imprint. The group released two very successful full-lengths, both of which contained a number of charting singles. Eminem briefly returned to the group to tour and provide guest shots for the albums. Sadly, D12 lost key members Bugz and the aforementioned Proof, killed by gunfire in 1999 and 2006 respectively. Despite these tragedies, the group soldiered forward, as fans anxiously awaited the materialization of a long-rumored third D12 album.
Professional Reviews
Vibe (p.157) - 3 1/2 out of 5 - "[The album] legitimizes the D 12ers as much more than simply Eminem's funky bunch."
Disc 1
1 Git Up
2 Loyalty
3 Just Like U
4 I'll Be Damned
5 Dude (Skit)
6 My Band
7 U R The One
8 In The Morning
9 How Come
10 Leave Dat Boy
11 Get My Gun
12 Bizarre (Skit)
13 ****
14 Steve's Coffee House (Skit)
15 D 12 World
16 40 Oz
17 Commercial Break
18 American Psycho!!
19 Bugz 97 (Skit)
20 Good Die Young
21 Keep Talkin - (Bonus Track)
Product Attributes
Artist D12
Label Universal Music Group
Music Format Compact Disc

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