You remember D12 right? Eminem’s group of buddies from Detroit who got together to make the most formidable group of rap talent the U.S. has ever assembled. To those, like me, who only loosely pay attention to hip-hop, it would seem this group came and went pretty quickly.
In fact, that is hardly the case. I went to Wikipedia to find out whatever happened to them. It ended up being some of the most interesting band history I’ve read there. Who knew they’ve actually been around for 18 years and are far more of a separate entity from Eminem than it would have seemed.
No reason to recite the story when it’s already written here, but I found it interesting that while Eminem was in on the ground floor of this, and he left them behind pretty quickly, but was loyal enough to pull them along after he found fame.
I thought it was an interesting story. While you’re reading, you can remind yourself of this great little MTV video hit (you know, back when the “M” stood for “music”)…