Devil's Night [Explicit Lyrics]

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Barnes & Noble - Brett Johnson
On Devil's Night -- the first release on Eminem's Shady Records -- the Shady One shares the spotlight with D-12, his Detroit crew of like-minded rhyme lunatics. The disc's 19 maniacal tracks feature some of hip-hop's most delightfully twisted verbal barrages. From the slyly sinister gun-talk of "Pistol Pistol" to the psychedelic drug anthem "Purple Pills," what Bible toters, concerned parents, and critics should keep in mind is that D-12's Garbage-Pail-Kids-on-crack rhymes are aimed beyond tongue-in-cheek -- they're really tongue-through-cheek. Most of the time it's all good fun, although on "American Psycho," Bizarre manages to exceed rap's gross-out quotient with ...
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Brett Johnson
On Devil's Night -- the first release on Eminem's Shady Records -- the Shady One shares the spotlight with D-12, his Detroit crew of like-minded rhyme lunatics. The disc's 19 maniacal tracks feature some of hip-hop's most delightfully twisted verbal barrages. From the slyly sinister gun-talk of "Pistol Pistol" to the psychedelic drug anthem "Purple Pills," what Bible toters, concerned parents, and critics should keep in mind is that D-12's Garbage-Pail-Kids-on-crack rhymes are aimed beyond tongue-in-cheek -- they're really tongue-through-cheek. Most of the time it's all good fun, although on "American Psycho," Bizarre manages to exceed rap's gross-out quotient with lines like, "And I ain't got no food/ My job, I've been cheated/ My girlfriend had a miscarriage/ I had to eat it." Trashy talk aside, the true showstoppers here are the funky beats courtesy of Dr. Dre and Mr. Mathers himself -- ranging from the ominous strings and thrash guitars of "Fight Music" to the syncopated, carnival-esque organ-grinder snyths of "Ain't Nuthin' but Music." Rounding out the madness is the hidden track "Girls," on which Em lyrically assaults his growing list of nemeses -- former House of Pain frontman Everlast, underground hip-hop heroes Dilated Peoples, and Limp Bizkit's DJ Lethal and Fred Durst. This quintessential horror-core-filled record is proof positive that Em deserves his props. Just ask his D-12 compadres, because they've definitely got his back.
All Music Guide - Jason Birchmeier
It's tempting to dismiss D12's debut album, Devil's Night, as exploitative juvenilia, similar to how fellow Detroit hardcore rap acts such as ICP and Esham had been treated in the past. In fact, it's hard not to dismiss this album as shock rap because that's exactly what it is -- there's no denying it. As witty as Eminem may be -- and he's by far the most creative member of the group -- the countless forays into theatrical perversity far outnumber the more literate moments. But to dismiss the album strictly because of its themes would be unfortunate. As challenging as it may be for many to stomach the constant and incredibly explicit sex, violence, and drug references, there is a stunning album lurking beneath that deserves recognition. Functioning as the album's executive producer and as the producer for most of the album's beats, Eminem has done a wonderful job crafting this album and its foreboding feel. Influenced by the style of sparse beats Dr. Dre employed on Eminem's past solo hits, the troublemaking MC's beatmaking steals the show here, particularly on the album's standout moment, "Purple Pills." In fact, Eminem's beats often contest the couple equally impressive tracks that Dre contributes. Besides the remarkable production, Eminem also showcases his songwriting genius on several of the song's hooks, bringing a catchy pop-rap approach to hardcore lyrics. Yet no matter how accomplished this album is from a production and songwriting angle, it's impossible to look past the disturbing lyrics, especially those of Bizarre, and also Eminem's moments of unnecessary instigation. This album is obviously targeting those with a taste for perversity. If that means you, then you'll love this; if that doesn't mean you, then the album is still worth investigating, if only for Eminem's show-stealing performance as not only an MC but also as an adept producer and songwriter.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/19/2001
  • Label: Interscope Records
  • UPC: 606949089726
  • Catalog Number: 490897
  • Sales rank: 9,059

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Another Public Service Announcement - Jeff Bass (0:48)
  2. 2 Shit Can Happen (4:51)
  3. 3 Pistol Pistol (5:22)
  4. 4 Bizarre (Skit) (1:11)
  5. 5 Nasty Mind - Truth Hurts (4:43)
  6. 6 Ain't Nuttin' But Music (5:11)
  7. 7 American Psycho (4:36)
  8. 8 That's How (Skit) (0:37)
  9. 9 That's How... (4:48)
  10. 10 Purple Pills (5:04)
  11. 11 Fight Music (4:21)
  12. 12 Instigator (4:56)
  13. 13 Pimp Like Me - Dina Rae (5:56)
  14. 14 Blow My Buzz (5:09)
  15. 15 Obie Trice (Skit) - Rondell Beene (1:06)
  16. 16 Devils Night (4:19)
  17. 17 Steve Berman (Skit) (0:49)
  18. 18 Revelation (5:48)
  19. 19 Girls (5:34)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
D12 Primary Artist
Jeff Bass Bass, Guitar, Keyboards
Luis Resto Keyboards
Scott Spencer Storch Keyboards
Mike Elizondo Bass, Guitar, Keyboards
Camara Kambon Keyboards
Traci Nelson Background Vocals
Dina Rae Track Performer
Truth Hurts Track Performer
Technical Credits
Curtis Mayfield Composer
Dr. Dre Producer
Jeff Bass Producer
Paul "Bunyan" Rosenberg Composer, Contributor
Eminem Composer, Producer, Executive Producer
Jason Noto Art Direction
DJ Head Producer, drum programming
Denaun Porter Producer, drum programming
Chris Clancy Contributor
Sarah Catlett Studio Coordinator
Steve King Engineer, Engineering
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  • Posted November 6, 2010

    more from this reviewer

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    amazing album by d12!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    awesome from the very begining to the vry end!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

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    awesome cd by d12

    awesome from the very begining to the very end!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    D12's best album

    This album is fire!! I think it capitolized off EM's success and personality. They were hungry and determined and it showed.. CLASSIC!! I would still buy this album if it dropped today.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Unstoppable Myusik

    Revelation was an inspiration for me while I was going through hell at school. And That's How... was so hilarious. Every track is a hit. If you ain't feeling this you must be deaf.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    PH@T!!!

    D12 devil's night is totally PHAT! After hearing a couple of the songs, I went out and got the cd straight away and every song is great. There aren't any bad tracks on the album at all.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Pure Rap Magic

    Eminem with his posse throws it down on this very harsh and disturbing album. Be warned, this album is not for the week-hearted. Some may compare this gore fest of an album to Three 6 Mafia, Natas, Esham, Insane Clown Posse, Geto Boys, Gravediggaz, etc. If you are able to stomach such grotesque lyrics such as these, then you may love this album.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    d12

    Great album with hepsof phattrax. "Pimp like me" "blow my buzz" "purple pills" "thats how" and "nasty mind" to name a few. The whole album is phat with only 2 or 3 lame tracks. REVELATION is the best song on the whole album.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Tight

    Some nice production on this album for sure. But i'm a bit annoyed with everyone but Em tripping over their own rhymes. I'd like to hear them put out some sick stuff, but i'll wait until they get comfortable flowing over the beats and on the mic first.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A fan

    This cd is great. Eminem really did a good job with this cd. Check out #s 2, 6, 9, 10, 11,and 13.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Devil's Night

    If you don't own this album, shame on you. Buy it now. This might have to be one of the best albums in the last 10 years. I love every song. Listen to Em's verse in ''Ain't Nuttin' but Music.'' You won't stop laughing for a couple of days

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    D12 is awesome

    D12 has the best rhymes out . This proves once again that rap will prevail over pop ps Em ASK BRITNEY OUT

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Eminen's got it down

    Bad boy Eminen raps with D-12 with hit song ''Purple Hills'', voted # 3 on billboards top 200. Buy the album Devil's Night now!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    DIRTY RAP

    Eminem has a lot on his mind. On Devil's Night he lets the world hear what it is with a lil help from his crew of Detroit emcess. What exactly does Slim have to say? He wants the world to know that hes fed up with teh critics and he'll never stop exposing the violent and insane thoughts that make his world tick. This is obvious on tracks such as ''American Psycho'' and ''Revelation''. But even though Eminem steals the show lyrically, the other members have their own vulgar and dark bars that they show up to spit on their own. When you add their views with Em and throw in some tight production from Dr. Dre and suprisingly Eminem himself then you get classic material such as the albums tightest track 'Fight Music'.Of course you have'Purple Hills', 'Pimp Like me' and the Britney Spears assault ''Aint Nuthin But Music' that add heat to the albums fire. Throw in a lil hidden diss track to the other Interscope rapper (you know the rock one with the Red hat) and boom you have some major events all talkin place on one night, Devils Night.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Ruthless

    D12 is the stuff, great beats and rhymes.

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    Posted June 25, 2010

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