Producers: Dr. Dre, Eminem, Denaun Porter, Scott Storch, DJ Head, Jeff Bass, Mike Elizondo, Luis Resto
Features: Dr. Dre, Obie Trice, Truth Hurts, Dina Rae, Rondell Beene
Sales: 2x Platinum
Despite the commercial success of D12's debut—most often attributed to fans willingness to buy anything with Eminem's name attached to it—is an underrated album. Even if you choose to fast forwarded through all of Proof, Kuniva, Swifty McVay, Bizarre, and Kon Artis' contributions, Devil's Night features some of Eminem's best 16s. Riding high off the huge success of The Marshall Mathers LP, Eminem's rapping is more confident than ever, here was an artist at the height of his powers.
Riding high off the huge success of The Marshall Mathers LP, Eminem's rapping is more confident than ever, here was an artist at the height of his powers.
Thematically and stylistically, Em picks up where MMLP leaves off. But since he isn't labored with carrying an entire song, his verses are laced so tight they're simultaneously effortless and intricate. 'Ever since I spit some shit/On Infinite/I been giving it/A hundred and ten percent,' he says on 'Shit Can Happen.' And yet, strangely, Em is absent from the best song on the album, 'That's How,' where all the other group member take turns telling stories in four bars. Rocky kya yahi pyar hai instrumental mp3 download. Like this one, from Kuniva: 'Choking your wife all in front of your peeps (bitch!)/She toss a brick through the window of your Jeep/Get back together by the end of the week, that's so sweet/(Slim and Kim argue too much.)'
The thing is, as overshadowed as they'll always be by Em, the rest of the D12 are perfectly solid rappers. Especially Proof and Swifty. (Kon Artis has also had a successful career as a producer, under the moniker Mr. Porter.) These guys have a lot to say, even when they're not just speaking of the devil. —Insanul Ahmed
As promised, D12 reunited and came through with a new mixtape for TheDevil's Night, aka the night before Halloween. To help them in their quest, they've enlisted features from Royce da 5'9', Young Buck, Kidd Kidd, Lazarus and King Gordy. Production is handled by Denaun Porter for the most part, as well as Block Symfany.
UPDATE: With the help of DJ Whoo Kid, The Devil's Night has been 'reloaded' and now includes that one feature everyone was waiting on: Eminem, who raps an extended murderous verse acapella on the opening track, setting the scene for the gruesome Halloween-themed adventure that follows. The reloaded version also features a new track, 'Build With You,' featuring T3 of Slum Village.
We spoke with them about the original Devil's Night album, and the idea behind returning to the project in mixtape form. Bizarre told us, 'The Devil's Night Mixtape, we going to the mindstate of Devil's Night-- the old essence, the old D12 that you got back in the day, in the mixtape from. The raw skills, the raw lyrics, the battle shit, all that.' Watch the full interview below.
Check it out and let us know if it lives up to your expectations.
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