D12 Reportedly In The Studio With Eminem, Working On First Album In 10 Years
While few things can trump these reports of an Outkast reunion, Eminem and D12 fans got some welcomed news this week. Mark Bass, one half of The Bass Brothers production team that worked with Em and his crew since before the major label days (“Cum On Everybody,” “Kim”), told The Detroit Free Press that he’s mixing D12 records, including three with Em.
The Detroit, Michigan pact-turned-group has been largely on hiatus since the 2006 death of Proof. In the years since, Mr. Porter stepped out of the group, as part of Dr. Dre’s production team at Aftermath Entertainment. Bizarre also broke in 2012, the same year as Denaun Porter, to pursue solo career interests.
D12 last made D12 World in early 2004. The gold-certified Shady/Interscope Records LP featured late member Bugz, as well as Cypress Hill’s B-Real and The Outsidaz’ Young Zee, in addition to production from Dre, Em, Kanye West, and Hi-Tek.
Aside from limited, incomplete group guest appearances since, D12 has been quiet musically since.