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A scathing rap is better than a gun, says “6 in the Morning” (“I’d rather pick up a pencil than a pistol”). On “Good Die Young,” life is precious and God is sovereign.
The title cut welcomes the listener to a world of sex, Ecstasy, prostitutes and guns while stating, “F--- the real world!” It’s an umbrella theme for the rest of the disc. Women get called “slut,” “tramp” and other names on the misogynist anthem “B--ch.” Drugs show up in the form of marijuana, gin, cocaine, malt liquor, pills, psychedelic mushrooms, Hennessy and more. Explicit language describes racial hatred and sexual abuse (“American Psycho II”). A dozen raps glamorize the thug life with lines such as “[I’ll] sever your hands and your legs/Mail your brother your heart and send your mother your head” (“Keep Talkin’”) and “I done guillotine a n-gga” (“Get My Gun”). On “Bugz 97” a man threatens to cut off a woman’s breast. Another promises to break a guy’s face, urinate on him and torture his grandmother (“Loyalty”). Sexual misconduct includes pimpin’ hos, raping an elderly woman, a four-way tryst with twins and a “midget,” and telling an 8-year-old boy he should be sexually active—and that’s all on “Just Like U.” Other vile cuts descend into oral sex and incest.
Led by Eminem, D12 is an obscene hip-hop posse of six Detroit MCs. Their World is audio poison.
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The album went gold and hit No. 1 its first week. “My Band” peaked at 6.
Loren Eaton Bob Smithouser