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Wherever rapper Eminem goes, controversy and headlines will definitely follow. With more and more people uncertain about whether to appreciate him or hate him, five youthful rappers are determined to become listed on him on his most recent project, D12. Also called the Dirty Dozen, D12 is really a sextet of Detroit-based rappers — all between your age groups of 23 and 25. Users Bizarre, Swift, Kon Artis, Resistant, and Kuniva state they’re “here to create the ill, the obscene, the disgusting.” With this plan in tow, D12 could end up being the sequel towards the questionable parade that Eminem began using the explicit lyrics on his single album Thin Shady (Interscope, 1999) as well as the in-your-face solitary “Method I Am” (2000, Interscope). D12’s 2001 debut recording, Devil’s Night time (Interscope/Shady), experienced potential to trigger some waves, using the inclusion of the raucous 2000 solitary, “Shit you.” Following a three-year wait around, D12 came back with 2004’s D12 Globe, including guest looks from Obie Trice and B Actual. D12 was originally founded by users Bizarre and Resistant around 1990, however the size and range of the group extended when Proof earned child years friend Eminem (as it happens that the set was raised near one another, but visited different high colleges) and all of those other gang. With their mission to mix the currently controversy-infested waters of rap, all five users come filled with aliases, whilst every of these bears a tattoo from the name of previous D12 member Bugz, who was simply gunned down in a picnic party. D12 is definitely (outlined in no particular purchase by actual name and alias/alter ego) Rufus Johnson, aka Peter S. Bizarre (Bizarre can be an associate of the group Da Outsidaz which include Rah Digga and Eminem; he offers appeared in publications like the Source and may be the champion of Inner Town Entertainment’s Flava of the entire year award for Sept 1998), Denine Porter, aka Kon Artis (Kon Artis is really a maker for D12), aka Swifty McVay (Swifty became a member of D12 in 1998 after Bugz passed away), Von Carlisle or Hannz G., aka Kuniva (Kuniva was an integral part of Da Brigade alongside Kon Artis), and Deshaun Holton, aka Resistant or Dirty Harry; Resistant is well known for his freestyle abilities, having won the foundation Newspaper Freestyling Competition back 1999. Tragically, he passed away Apr 11, 2006, the sufferer of gunfire on the after-hours membership CCC on Eight Mile Street in Detroit. D12 — and specifically Eminem — had been devastated but guaranteed to transport on. IN-MAY, Kon Artis announced the band’s following record would feature unreleased monitors from Proof.

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Full Name D12
Awards MTV Europe Music Award for Best Hip-Hop, Echo Award for Best Hip Hop/Urban Artist (International)
Music Songs My Band, Purple Pills, Fight Music, 40 Oz., Git Up, How Come, $#!* On You, Shit on You, American Psycho II, U R the One, Pistol Pistol, Rap Game, Good Die Young, Ain't Nuttin' but Music, Pimp Like Me, Blow My Buzz, Get My Gun, Words Are Weapons, Leave Dat Boy Alone, Girls, Bitch, Nasty Mind, Keep Talkin', These Drugs, Shit Can Happen, Just Like U, 6 in the Morning, Bugz 97, Instigator, Lies & Rumors, Revelation, 911
Albums Return Of The Dozen Vol. 2, Return of the Dozen: The Mixtape, Volume 1, D12 World, D12 Online Limited Edition Mixtape, Devil's Night, The Underground EP
Nominations MTV Video Music Award for Video of the Year, MTV Video Music Award for Best Rap Video, NME Award for Best Hip Hop Act, MTV Europe Music Award for Best Group, MTV Video Music Award for Best Group

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1 Finished with their "D12 World" tour. Now, they are heading to Hollywood to film two new movies (without Eminem). One is called "Devil's Night" (named after their debut album) and it's a horror flick. The other is called "Runyon Cash", there are no further details about this film. Both are slated for release next year. [August 2004]
2 Currently on tour for their new album, "D12 World". [July 2004]
3 On the 'Anger Management III' tour with Eminem, 50 Cent, G-Unit, Lil' Jon and other hip-hop artists. [August 2005]
4 Preparing to record their third album - tentatively titled 'The Ambition' - in summer of 2006, despite the recent death of group member Proof. [April 2006]
5 "Devil's Night" debuted at #1 on the Billboard Charts.
6 They were planning to release the song "Fight Music" as the third single from "Devil's Night" but decided not to. It would have come out a few days after the 9/11 tragedy had happened, and they knew no one would be in the mood to hear a song about destruction.
7 Group member Bizarre released his debut solo album, "Hannicap Circus" on June 28, 2005.
8 They have their own fashion line, simply called 'D12'.
9 So far, all of their albums have reached at least double-platinum status.
10 They made guest appearances on Eminem's albums "The Marshall Mathers LP", "The Eminem Show" and "Encore".
11 Produced by Eminem.
12 They were originally offered the song "In Da Club", but gave it to 50 Cent instead.
13 Tragically, group member Bugz was shot three times and died before D12 became famous. Proof's son was born the same day Bugz died.
14 Started in Detroit, Michigan. Their plan was to get the 12 best local rappers and form a Dirty Dozen (D12). They stopped at six members because they were unable to find any other rappers whom they felt were as good as they were.
15 Although their debut album was released in 2001, they were underground MCs long before that.
16 Their personalities: Eminem - Slim Shady, Bizarre - Peter S. Bizarre, Mr. Porter - Mr. Porter, Proof - Derty Harry, Kuniva - Rondell Beene and Swift - Swifty McVay
17 They were nominated for Best Rap Video of 2004 at the 2004 MTV Music Video Awards. They lost to Jay-Z for his controversial video, "99 Problems".
18 They refer to Detroit, Michigan (where the group was formed) as Amityville.
19 They have been signed to Shady Records since their first album, "Devil's Night", in 2001.
20 As of 2004, they have recorded two albums, "Devil's Night" (2001) and "D12 World" (2004).
21 "D12" is short for "Dirty Dozen" because there are 6 guys in the group each person having a split personality.
22 Group members Eminem and Proof have known each other since they were kids and grew up together in Detroit, Michigan.
23 Signed to Eminem's record label, Shady Records.
24 Rapper Eminem's rap group.



Project X 2012 performer: "Fight Music" - as D-12
Scarface: The World Is Yours 2006 Video Game performer: "Get My Gun"
Eminem: Live from New York City 2005 TV Movie documentary performer: "Git Up", "How Come", "40oz", "My Band"
The Longest Yard 2005 performer: "My Ballz"
Valiant 2005 performer: "Lies & Rumors"
Kangaroo Jack: G'Day, U.S.A.! 2004 Video performer: "Mama Said Knock You Out"
Shark Tale 2004 performer: "Lies & Rumors"
Beef II 2004 Video documentary performer: "Smackdown"
Bad Company 2002 performer: "911"
The Wash 2001 performer: "Blow My Buzz" - as D-12
Bones 2001 performer: "These Drugs"



Eminem: Without Me 2002 Video short
Eminem: The Real Slim Shady 2000 Video short



Eminem Presents: The Anger Management Tour 2005 Video documentary Themselves
The Shady National Convention 2004 TV Special Themselves
Interaktiv 2004 TV Series Themselves
Late Night with Conan O'Brien 2004 TV Series Himself
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2004 TV Series Themselves
2004 MTV Movie Awards 2004 TV Special Himself - Performer
Direct Effect Presents: Straight Up Hip Hop All Week 2004 TV Movie Performer
Making the Video 2000-2004 TV Series documentary Themselves
50 Cent: The New Breed 2003 Video documentary Themselves (segment "The Detroit Show")
Eminem: All Access Europe 2002 Video documentary Themselves
Hip Hop Uncensored Vol. 3: Hustlemania 2002 Video Himself
Eminem: E 2000 Video Themselves (segment "The Real Slim Shady"

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Video on Trial 2006-2007 TV Series Himself / Themselves - Accused
Beef II 2004 Video documentary Themselves

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1 Known for switching personalities while rapping

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