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D12 (aka The Dirty Dozen and D-Twizzy) was initially formed in 1991 by Proof who invited local Detroit rappers such as Bizarre, Eminem and other members who would leave the crew before it achieved success including Eye Kyu, Killa Hawk and Fuzz. The group was a loose collective in the vein of Wu-Tang Clan. Several members began making names for themselves in hip hop during the late 1990s. Bizarre was named Inner City Entertainment's "Flava of the Week". He would also release an album entitled Attack Of The Weirdos and become a member of Tha Outsidaz with Eminem and Rah Digga. Proof won a freestyling competition run by The Source in 1998.

However, it was as a solo artist that D12 member Eminem found success. All of the members of D12 have aliases and Eminem chose Slim Shady as his. Eminem Was Formerly In A Group Called Soul Intent Along With Proof before leaving and forming with d12. They recorded an album called Infinite followed by an independent EP called The Slim Shady EP in 1997 that caught the attention of famed rap producer Dr. Dre and Interscope CEO Jimmy Iovine, and soon signed to Aftermath/Interscope, releasing his breakthrough album The Slim Shady LP in 1999 which went on to be certified 4x platinum in the U.S.

Eminem's success persuaded Proof to establish D12 on a more permanent basis in early 1999. Bizarre, Eminem, Kon Artis, Bugz, and Swifty McVay were recruited to join the group. Kuniva and Kon Artis were previously part of Da Brigade. However, Bugz passed away in Detroit on May 21, 1999 because of a gun incident at a picnic that turned into a shooting death, leading to Kuniva proposing to take Bugz's place. Each of the members of the crew wears a tattoo of Bugz's name in his honor. The tracks Good Die Young and Bugz 97 (the latter of which features an appearance from Bugz) on D12 World are also in his memory.

The six members of D12 signed a contract with Eminem's Shady Records and Interscope in 2000. The fact that D12 rose to prominence after Eminem led many people to assume that the other members had less significance in the group - this would be the concept of the group's 2004 hit single My Band. They also made the song to adress the common using of Eminem featuring D12.

Despite Eminem's prominence in the music industry, D12 insists that there is no frontman in the group and that Eminem is just another member. In spite of this, D12 recently began to tour as a separate entity to Eminem, a controversial move that could lead to confusion among concert-goers who may believe they are paying to see Eminem as well as the other five performers.

Sadly, early morning on April 11, 2006, Proof was shot and killed at a Detroit-area nightclub. Proof, real name DeShaun Holton, was 32 years old. Proof was also one of Eminem's best friends and will be missed by fans and friends.

There is rumored to be a new album in the process that will release either in 2010 or 2011. Eminem and Kon Artis validated that statement in an interview with Tim Westwood.



Song lyric Purple Hills PURPLE HILLS D12
Song lyric My Band MY BAND D12
Song lyric How Come HOW COME D12
Song lyric Fight Music FIGHT MUSIC D12
Song lyric Purple Pills PURPLE PILLS D12
Song lyric Nasty Mind NASTY MIND D12
Song lyric Git Up GIT UP D12
Song lyric Get My Gun GET MY GUN D12
Song lyric Rap Game RAP GAME D12
Song lyric Bizarre (skit) BIZARRE (SKIT) D12
Song lyric American Psycho AMERICAN PSYCHO D12
Song lyric Leave Dat Boy Alone LEAVE DAT BOY ALONE D12
Song lyric Bitch BITCH D12
Song lyric Pistol Pistol PISTOL PISTOL D12
Song lyric Shit Can Happen SHIT CAN HAPPEN D12
Song lyric U R The One U R THE ONE D12
Song lyric I'll Be Damned I'LL BE DAMNED D12
Song lyric Blow My Buzz BLOW MY BUZZ D12
Song lyric Instigator INSTIGATOR D12
Song lyric Revelation REVELATION D12
Song lyric Good Die Young GOOD DIE YOUNG D12
Song lyric Just Like U JUST LIKE U D12
Song lyric Devils Night DEVILS NIGHT D12
Song lyric Pimp Like Me PIMP LIKE ME D12
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Song lyric Girls GIRLS D12
Song lyric Lies & Rumors LIES & RUMORS D12
Song lyric Loyalty LOYALTY D12
Song lyric Act A Fool ACT A FOOL D12
Song lyric Activity As Phuctivity ACTIVITY AS PHUCTIVITY D12
Song lyric Ain't Nuttin' But Music AIN'T NUTTIN' BUT MUSIC D12
Song lyric America[eminem] AMERICA[EMINEM] D12
Song lyric American Pyscho AMERICAN PYSCHO D12
Song lyric Amityville AMITYVILLE D12
Song lyric Another Public Service Annoucement ANOTHER PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUCEMENT D12
Song lyric Bad News BAD NEWS D12
Song lyric Bring Our Boys BRING OUR BOYS D12
Song lyric Bugz' 97 BUGZ' 97 D12
Song lyric Chance To Advance CHANCE TO ADVANCE D12
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Song lyric Down Low DOWN LOW D12
Song lyric Dude (Skit) DUDE (SKIT) D12
Song lyric Filthy FILTHY D12
Song lyric Fuck Battlin FUCK BATTLIN D12
Song lyric Get Back GET BACK D12
Song lyric Get The Dick GET THE DICK D12
Song lyric How People Get Fucked Up HOW PEOPLE GET FUCKED UP D12
Song lyric I Remember I REMEMBER D12
Song lyric I shit on you I SHIT ON YOU D12
Song lyric Keep Talkin' KEEP TALKIN' D12
Song lyric Kill Zone (Freestyle) KILL ZONE (FREESTYLE) D12
Song lyric Maxine MAXINE D12
Song lyric My Ballz MY BALLZ D12
Song lyric My Words Are Weapons MY WORDS ARE WEAPONS D12
Song lyric Nasty Minds NASTY MINDS D12
Song lyric No One's Iller Than Me NO ONE'S ILLER THAN ME D12
Song lyric No Rubber NO RUBBER D12
Song lyric Obie Trice OBIE TRICE D12
Song lyric Purple Hills (censored) PURPLE HILLS (CENSORED) D12
Song lyric Purple Hills (clean) PURPLE HILLS (CLEAN) D12
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Song lyric Quitter QUITTER D12
Song lyric Rap Guys RAP GUYS D12
Song lyric Searchin' SEARCHIN' D12
Song lyric Shit On You SHIT ON YOU D12
Song lyric Shit On You (censoured) SHIT ON YOU (CENSOURED) D12
Song lyric Steve Berman (Skit) STEVE BERMAN (SKIT) D12
Song lyric Steve's Coffee House STEVE'S COFFEE HOUSE D12
Song lyric That's How THAT'S HOW D12
Song lyric That's How (Skit) THAT'S HOW (SKIT) D12
Song lyric These Drugs THESE DRUGS D12
Song lyric Trife Thieves TRIFE THIEVES D12
Song lyric U Never Know U NEVER KNOW D12
Song lyric Under The Influence UNDER THE INFLUENCE D12
Song lyric W.E.G.O. (Interlude) W.E.G.O. (INTERLUDE) D12
Song lyric What What WHAT WHAT D12
Song lyric Words Are Weapons WORDS ARE WEAPONS D12