D12 - D12 World
D12 World is the 2004 album by Detroit rap crew D12 which reached the top of
the album charts on both sides of the Atlantic on its release on April 27, 2004.
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D-12 - D12 World (2004) Track Listing & Lyrics
Making of the album
D12 member Eminem was the executive producer of the album recruiting Dr. Dre and Kanye West to produce tracks on the album as well as producing tracks himself. The album also features guest appearances by Obie Trice and B-Real. The album's first single "My Band" is a humorous take on the widespread if incorrect view that the band is solely a creation of Eminem rather than a rap crew that has been together since 1990. The tracks "Good Die Young" and "Bugz 97" on D12 World are also in the memory of Bugz, a former member shot in 1999. The album features a great deal of adult content and the Bizarre track "Just Like U" had to be left off the edited version of the album.
The image of the hand clutching the Earth is a parody of the Anti-Semtic book, Protcols of Elder Zion.
D12 World debuted at the top of the US, UK and Australian album charts and number 2 in Germany, selling over half a million records in its first week of release in the US alone. "My Band", the first single, also has been successful reaching number one in Australia and the US rhythmic top 40, top 5 in the UK and Germany and top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100.