our score: 3.5 out of 5.0
to see why Eminem chooses to be a member of D12 and not just
a producer...D12 is an extension of what he's created already.
D12 World is chock full of controversial topics, offensive
lyrics, and it's funny as hell. The members of D12, while each
maintaining their own peronalities, are of the same mold. While
spouting off about slapping bitches, drugs, and death, D12 seems
to only have one thing to say about what anybody thinks - "Who
the hell gives a fuck?"
track that best demonstrates D12's "sense of humor"
is "My Band", which is a hilarious look at pop bands
and their fans. It also rips on white fans who think D12 is a
band, and deservedly so ("ready to snap on a dumbass fan/every
time I hear "hey dude I love your band!" / we ain't
a band we don't play instruments..." The best part is the
"bridge" where Em breaks it down acapella-style for
all the honeys.
devotes a large portion of the album to making it known they aren't
to be messed with. Not that they are "gangster" per
se...just they they aren't going to back down or be pushed around.
They also make sure to let the listener know D12 is a tight crew
and plans to stay that way.
My Gun" is a perfect chance to compare D12 to G-Unit. While
on the surface one might be led to think they are similar, "Get
My Gun" is evidence of how much this isn't true. G-Unit has
a similar track titled "My Buddy" on Beg
for Mercy. While both are about their guns, D12's version
is executed exponentially better, and more importantly the talent
is in a whole other league. Each member of D12 has plenty of
material and talent to put out solo albums, while the same can't
be said for G-Unit.
D12 World from being gangsta rap is it's not about stealing
or killing or being strapped 24-7. But D12 is
about sex, drugs, and scaring anybody that is too tight-assed
to see what D12 World really is...some crazy, funny
shit. Sure, it may be offensive to women or not proper for youngin's,
but the again, I wouldn't have it on when I'm making my move or
riding in the car with my kid. And besides, it's how D12 is...they
liked D12 World...
3. Just Like You
4. I'll Be Damned
5. Dude (skit)
6. My Band
7. U R the One
8. 6 in the Morning
9. How Come
10. Leave Dat Boy Alone
11. Get My Gun
12. Bizarre (skit)
14. Steve's Coffee House
15. D12 World
16. 40 Oz.
17. Commercial Break
18. American Psycho 2
19. Bugz 97
20. Good Die Young
21. Keep Talkin