D12 World [Explicit Lyrics]

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Barnes & Noble - Brett Johnson
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...
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Barnes & Noble - Brett Johnson
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.
Rolling Stone
Like Get Rich or Die Tryin', only not as good, D12 World works as a polished dramatization of a lifestyle nobody really lives. And sometimes it works pretty well -- even when Eminem isn't rapping.
Vibe - Noah Callahan-Bever
1/2 The album legitimizes the D 12ers as much more than simply Eminem's funky bunch.

1/2 The album legitimizes the D 12ers as much more than simply Eminem's funky bunch.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/27/2004
  • Label: Shady Records
  • UPC: 602498621622
  • Catalog Number: 000240402
  • Sales rank: 25,311

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Git Up (4:03)
  2. 2 Loyalty - Obie Trice (5:54)
  3. 3 Just Like U (3:31)
  4. 4 I'll Be Damned (4:21)
  5. 5 Dude (Skit) (1:14)
  6. 6 My Band (4:58)
  7. 7 U R the One (4:19)
  8. 8 6 in the Morning (4:38)
  9. 9 How Come (4:09)
  10. 10 Leave Dat Boy Alone (5:23)
  11. 11 Get My Gun (4:34)
  12. 12 Bizarre (Skit) (1:21)
  13. 13 Bitch (4:56)
  14. 14 Steve's Coffee House (Skit) (0:51)
  15. 15 D-12 World (3:10)
  16. 16 40 Oz. (4:02)
  17. 17 Commercial Break (1:12)
  18. 18 American Psycho II (3:44)
  19. 19 Bugz 97 (Skit) (1:05)
  20. 20 Good Die Young (5:56)
  21. 21 Keep Talkin (4:28)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
D12 Primary Artist, Group
Steven King Bass, Guitar, Skit
Luis Resto Keyboards
Young Zee Skit
Mike Elizondo Keyboards
B Real Guest Appearance
Eminem Skit, Group Member
50 Cent Skit
Bizarre Skit, Group Member
Kon Artis Group Member
Kuniva Skit, Group Member
Obie Trice Guest Appearance
Red Spyda Keyboards
Rondell Beene Skit
Bugz Skit
Richard Castro Skit
Technical Credits
Dr. Dre Producer
Richard Hunt Engineer
Steven King Engineer
Night and Day Producer
Luis Resto Composer, Producer
A. Young Composer
Eminem Producer, Executive Producer
D. Moore Composer
Marshall Mathers Composer
Denaun Porter Composer
Tony Campana Engineer
Obie Trice Composer
Michael Strange Jr. Engineer
Red Spyda Producer
R. Arthur Johnson Composer
Mike "Dat Nigga Chav" Chavarria Engineer
Ess Man Producer
Brian "Big Bass" Gardner Mastering
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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4.5
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    D-TWIZZY

    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

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Every Rap Fan Should Pick This Up

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    D-12 two thumbs up

    oustanding, smart, and outragous! Get this Cd!!!!! you'll love it!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    D-12 Is Hot

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    yeah dude!

    This cd is so awesome Eminem rules

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Too hot!

    This album is just too much 4 the world! D12 make out time to give the world the best of dirty dozen.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    oh so nearly

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 25, 2010

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