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Devil's Night

Review The 6 artists of D12, including rap superstar Eminem, rose to prominence in Detroit before making their mark on the national hip-hop scene. The group┐s first full-length album, "Devil┐s Night," features the single "Purple Pills." Includes: - Another Public Service Announcement - S*** Can Happen - Pistol, Pistol - Bizarre (Skit) - Nasty Minds - Ain┐t Nuttin┐ But Music - American Psycho - That┐s How (Skit) - That┐s How - Purple Pills - Fight Music - Instigator - Pimp Like Me - Blow My Buzz - Obie Trice (Skit) - Devil┐s Night - Steve Berman (Skit) - Revelation - Girls (Bonus Track)
D12 World

Review Eminem: love him or hate him? It's no surprise that Slim Shady evokes such conflicted feelings--he's easy to champion and disparage alike, and this new D12 album doesn't make the decision any easier. Though hip-hop's pale wonder is now joined by his five, conspicuously black Detroit peers, this still sounds and feels like a Marshall Mathers project. The biting disses of MTV pop figures ("Ain't Nuttin' But Music")--still there. The dark journeys into faux psychosis ("American Psycho," "Devils Night")--still there. The big middle finger at conservatives, conformists, and critics ("That's How," "Purple Pills," "S*** Can Happen")--still there. And throw in Dr. Dre's production alongside Denaun Porter's lumbering funk tracks and Em's own beats, and this is basically the third Eminem album. Besides, he's still the most interesting of the six D12 members to listen to--slicker lyrics, better flow, and just a more engaging personality. Which, of course, is telling the listener to go to hell. Bottom line: If you liked the last two Eminem albums, this one won't disappoint. And if you hated the last two, at least you have the other D12 members to distract your attention. --Oliver Wang
Encore (Deluxe Edition)

Review D 12 WORLD
The Slim Shady LP

Review You can say this about D12: few rap groups do a better job of straddling the line between the humorous and offensive, silly and sadistic. So when Eminem kick starts D12's sophomore effort by spewing vulgar rhymes to the tune of the adolescent "Name Game" on "Git Up," it's not entirely unexpected. But can D12 ever be considered anything other than an Eminem science project gone awry? "My Band," a pure novelty track (and this album's "Purple Pills"), addresses this question. Rather than lament the fact that nobody cares about the rest of the Em's crew, group members Proof, Kuniva, Swift, and Bizarre celebrate their obscurity while Shady himself croons a painfully catchy off-kilter hook. In fact, most of the crew's punch lines and hooks tend to be overshadowed by Him. Plus, Eminem produces a sizable chunk of the tracks, which is not necessarily a good thing considering his rhyme skills trump his beat-making skills considerably. With the exception of Mr. Proof's banging production on "Good Die Young" and Bizarre's creepy shock rap come-ons on "U R the One," D12's world sounds too much like an Eminem side project. Beat contributions by Kanye West (title cut) and Dr. Dre ("American Psycho 2") bolster the overall product, but not to the level of an Eminem solo album. --Dalton Higgins
The Marshall Mathers LP

Review D12 is the hip hop group from Detroit featuring the world's most popular rapper, Eminem. Their sophomore album 'D12 World' features 'My Band,' which reached number one in Australia and the U.S., and top 5 in the U.K. and Germany. The album features production by Dr. Dre, Kanye West and Eminem. Continuing with the Respect The Classic campaign, UMe has reissued this classic back on vinyl with a special edition animated cover with monster finger nails that grow and a rotating planet #RespectTheClassics
The Eminem Show

Review D12 ~ Shit On You
Hell: The Sequel [EP][Explicit Deluxe]

Review Major label debut single for Detroit shock rap posse and friend's of Eminem. Three tracks not included on the domestic,'Shit On You' (Explicit Mix), 'Under The Influence', 'Shit On You' (Instrumental) and the CD-ROM video for the title track. 2000 release. Slimline jewelcase.
Relapse: Refill

Review Taken from the 2004 album 'D12 World'. The title track is b/w three non-LP tracks, 'B N U', 'My Band' (Instrumental & Video). Interscope.
Eminem Presents: The Re-Up

Review D12 ~ Purple Hills
8 Mile: Music from and Inspired by the Motion Picture

Review The 6 artists of D12, including rap superstar Eminem, rose to prominence in Detroit before making their mark on the national hip-hop scene. The group┐s first full-length album, "Devil┐s Night," features the single "Purple Pills." Includes: - Another Public Service Announcement - S*** Can Happen - Pistol, Pistol - Bizarre (Skit) - Nasty Minds - Ain┐t Nuttin┐ But Music - American Psycho - That┐s How (Skit) - That┐s How - Purple Pills - Fight Music - Instigator - Pimp Like Me - Blow My Buzz - Obie Trice (Skit) - Devil┐s Night - Steve Berman (Skit) - Revelation - Girls (Bonus Track)
Recovery [Explicit]

Review Eminem: love him or hate him? It's no surprise that Slim Shady evokes such conflicted feelings--he's easy to champion and disparage alike, and this new D12 album doesn't make the decision any easier. Though hip-hop's pale wonder is now joined by his five, conspicuously black Detroit peers, this still sounds and feels like a Marshall Mathers project. The biting disses of MTV pop figures ("Ain't Nuttin' But Music")--still there. The dark journeys into faux psychosis ("American Psycho," "Devils Night")--still there. The big middle finger at conservatives, conformists, and critics ("That's How," "Purple Pills," "S*** Can Happen")--still there. And throw in Dr. Dre's production alongside Denaun Porter's lumbering funk tracks and Em's own beats, and this is basically the third Eminem album. Besides, he's still the most interesting of the six D12 members to listen to--slicker lyrics, better flow, and just a more engaging personality. Which, of course, is telling the listener to go to hell. Bottom line: If you liked the last two Eminem albums, this one won't disappoint. And if you hated the last two, at least you have the other D12 members to distract your attention. --Oliver Wang
D12 World

Review D 12 WORLD
Devil's Night

Review You can say this about D12: few rap groups do a better job of straddling the line between the humorous and offensive, silly and sadistic. So when Eminem kick starts D12's sophomore effort by spewing vulgar rhymes to the tune of the adolescent "Name Game" on "Git Up," it's not entirely unexpected. But can D12 ever be considered anything other than an Eminem science project gone awry? "My Band," a pure novelty track (and this album's "Purple Pills"), addresses this question. Rather than lament the fact that nobody cares about the rest of the Em's crew, group members Proof, Kuniva, Swift, and Bizarre celebrate their obscurity while Shady himself croons a painfully catchy off-kilter hook. In fact, most of the crew's punch lines and hooks tend to be overshadowed by Him. Plus, Eminem produces a sizable chunk of the tracks, which is not necessarily a good thing considering his rhyme skills trump his beat-making skills considerably. With the exception of Mr. Proof's banging production on "Good Die Young" and Bizarre's creepy shock rap come-ons on "U R the One," D12's world sounds too much like an Eminem side project. Beat contributions by Kanye West (title cut) and Dr. Dre ("American Psycho 2") bolster the overall product, but not to the level of an Eminem solo album. --Dalton Higgins
Hell: The Sequel [EP][Explicit Deluxe]

Review D12 is the hip hop group from Detroit featuring the world's most popular rapper, Eminem. Their sophomore album 'D12 World' features 'My Band,' which reached number one in Australia and the U.S., and top 5 in the U.K. and Germany. The album features production by Dr. Dre, Kanye West and Eminem. Continuing with the Respect The Classic campaign, UMe has reissued this classic back on vinyl with a special edition animated cover with monster finger nails that grow and a rotating planet #RespectTheClassics
Encore (Deluxe Edition)

Review D12 ~ Shit On You
The Eminem Show

Review Major label debut single for Detroit shock rap posse and friend's of Eminem. Three tracks not included on the domestic,'Shit On You' (Explicit Mix), 'Under The Influence', 'Shit On You' (Instrumental) and the CD-ROM video for the title track. 2000 release. Slimline jewelcase.
Relapse: Refill

Review Taken from the 2004 album 'D12 World'. The title track is b/w three non-LP tracks, 'B N U', 'My Band' (Instrumental & Video). Interscope.
Eminem Presents: The Re-Up

Review D12 ~ Purple Hills

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