D12 World

D12 World

by D12


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Detroit rappers D12 may run with hip-hop's biggest star, Eminem, but the real key to their success lies in witty rhymes relying on irony and hyperbole. With brilliantly self-deprecating lines on the hilarious single "My Band," the other members of D12 joke about how Mr. Mathers's celebrity overshadows their own identities. It's an attempt to reclaim their worth by poking fun at listeners too lazy to differentiate between posse members Proof, Kuniva, Bizarre, Kon Artis, and Swift. It's also a slice of their reality -- riding on Em's coattails. The disc revisits some of the same horror-core raps, chest-beating metaphors, and over-the-top jokes about drugs and women as on their debut, Devil's Night. But it's apparent that the crew have improved their lyrical skills -- on "B*tch," Kon and Kuniva trade come-hither lines, and on "Loyalty," which features Obie Trice, Swift's breathless flow glides over a synth-driven beat. Bizarre grabs the spotlight the sly "Just like You," where he rhymes: "I can't help it / My group's D12 / All we do is pop pills and stay in jail." Still, Slim Shady shows why he's the chief jester on the disc's first track, "Git Up," where he drops an excellent barrage of boasts. Plus, he earns production credits for many tracks, filling them with thick bass lines and keyboard-laced sonics. With D12 World, D12 prove they're more than sidekicks to the Eminem show -- although they may have to wait until he retires to climb atop rap's throne.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/27/2004
Label: Shady Records
UPC: 0602498621622
catalogNumber: 000240402
Rank: 35890

Album Credits

Performance Credits

D12   Primary Artist,Group
Luis Resto   Keyboards
Swift   Rap
Young Zee   Skit
Mike Elizondo   Keyboards
B Real   Rap,Guest Appearance
Eminem   Rap,Skit,Group Member
50 Cent   Skit
Bizarre   Rap,Skit,Group Member
Proof   Rap
Kon Artis   Rap,Group Member
Kuniva   Rap,Skit,Group Member
Obie Trice   Rap,Guest Appearance
Red Spyda   Keyboards
Rondell Beene   Skit
Bugz   Skit
Richard Castro   Skit
Steve King   Bass,Guitar,Skit

Technical Credits

DJ Hi-Tek   Audio Production
Dr. Dre   Producer,Audio Production
Richard Hunt   Engineer
Night and Day   Producer
Luis Resto   Composer,Producer
Andre Young   Composer
Eminem   Producer,Executive Producer,Audio Production
D. Moore   Composer
Marshall Mathers   Composer
Denaun Porter   Composer
Tony Campana   Engineer
Obie Trice   Composer
Michael Strange   Engineer
Red Spyda   Producer,Audio Production
R. Arthur Johnson   Composer
Mike "Dat Nigga Chav" Chavarria   Engineer
Ess Man   Producer
Porter   Audio Production
Steve King   Engineer

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D12 World 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
i was really looking forward to the new d12 release,all the dirty dozen are back 3 years after devils night big impact,there are some great tracks such as git up,40 oz,my band,american psycho 2 and kanye wests d12 world,the big difference from this to devils night is that eminem tacks a bakround seat for most of the album and let the other 5 members express themselves more,and for most of the album they come good,however there are a few too many songs that are weak,such as get my gun,u r the one,how come and ill be damned,without these tracks it could of been a real classic.
Guest More than 1 year ago
oustanding, smart, and outragous! Get this Cd!!!!! you'll love it!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This album is just too much 4 the world! D12 make out time to give the world the best of dirty dozen.
Guest More than 1 year ago
great album. just about every song is awesome. 1.git up-A 2.loyalty-A+ 3.just like u-A 4.i'll be damned-A 6.my band-A+ 7.u r the one-B+ 8.6 in the morning-A- 9.how come-A+ best song on cd 10.leave dat boy alone-A 11.get my gun-A+ 13.b****-A (like em says-this is a song u probly wont hear on your radio) 15.d12 world-A 16.40 oz.-A+ 18.american psycho 2-A+ 20.good die young-A+ 21.keep talkin-A
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is so frickin' awesome. Man, I was expecting something cool after Devil's Night, but DAMN! Bizarre's solo, Just Like U, is so funny and the whole group shows talent, unlike those groups that just rely on one artist. These artists is all talented.
Guest More than 1 year ago
D-12 Is The Best Rap Group Out There Besides G-Unit. There Songs Are Sick, Especially How Come, My Band, Git Up And American Psycho 2. It's Much Better Than Devil's Night There Debut Which Is Just As Good.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This cd is so awesome Eminem rules
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