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Classic Album Review: D12 | Devil’s Night

Eminem supplies most of the memorable moments on his rap posse's debut album.

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This came out in 2001 – or at least that’s when I got it. Here’s what I said about it back then (with some minor editing):

 


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This Detroit rap posse led by controversial rhymer Marshall Mathers have something I never expected to hear — five other guys who somehow manage to be just as demented, depraved, demeaning and derogatory as the real Slim Shady. Depending on how you feel about Eminem’s unhinged, controversial lyrics, this can be a good thing or a bad thing. Either way, it does make you appreciate Mathers’ mad skills. His homeboys may be able to talk the talk, but they just can’t rock the mic like Em, whose internal rhymes and meter-busting delivery supply most of this 75-minute album’s memorable moments. The most unforgettable: The hidden track Girls, a verbal bitch-slap at Limp Bizkit (“you corny son-of-a-bitches”) and Fred Durst (“you f—ing sissy”). Now that’s the devil’s music.