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Encyclopedia > Bizarre (rapper)
Bizarre

Background information
Birth name Rufus Johnson
Born July 5, 1976 (1976-07-05) (age 31)
Origin Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
Genre(s) Midwest Rap/Hardcore hip hop
Occupation(s) Rapper
Label(s) Shady Records/Red Head Records/Koch Records
Associated
acts
D12
Website http://www.bizarresworld.com/

Rufus Johnson (born July 5, 1976 in Detroit, Michigan), better known as Bizarre, is an American recording artist, best known for his work with Detroit hip-hop group, D12. More recently Rufus Johnson was featured on a season of VH1's Celebrity Fit Club. Image File history File links Broom_icon. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... is the 186th day of the year (187th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1976 Pick up sticks(MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... “Detroit” redirects here. ... Motto: (Out Of Many, One) (traditional) In God We Trust (1956 to date) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington D.C. Largest city New York City None at federal level (English de facto) Government Federal constitutional republic  - President George Walker Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence from... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Midwest rap is a style of hip hop that originated in the Midwestern United States, in areas including Minneapolis, Minnesota, Cleveland, Ohio, St. ... Hardcore hip hop is a form of hip hop music characterized by confrontation and aggression in its subject matter, heavy beats, raw sampling and production, or any combination thereof. ... This does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Shady Records is an American record label specializing in hip hop music. ... A Label started by Bizarre from the hip-hop collective D-12 and is a branch-off of the Shady/Aftermath empire. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... D12 (also known as D-12, The Dirty Dozen, D-Twizzy and Detroit-Twelve) is an American hip-hop group from Detroit, Michigan, which has had albums reach the top of the American, British, and Australian album charts: Devils Night in 2001 and D12 World in 2004. ... is the 186th day of the year (187th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1976 Pick up sticks(MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... “Detroit” redirects here. ... D12 (also known as D-12, The Dirty Dozen, D-Twizzy and Detroit-Twelve) is an American hip-hop group from Detroit, Michigan, which has had albums reach the top of the American, British, and Australian album charts: Devils Night in 2001 and D12 World in 2004. ... VH1 (VH-1: Video Hits One until 1994) is an American cable television channel that was created in January 1985 by Warner-Amex Satellite Entertainment, at the time a division of Warner Communications and owners of MTV. VH1 and sister channel MTV are currently part of the MTV Networks division... Celebrity Fit Club is a reality television series which follows eight overweight celebrities as they try to lose weight for charity. ...


Bizarre and Eminem have been affiliated with the rap group the Outsidaz which included Young Zee, Rah Digga and Pacewon among others. D12 is said to have joined the Outsidaz early in their career to form a large collective. The Outsidaz are a rap crew from Newark, New Jersey. ... Young Zee is an underground hip-hop artist from Newark, NJ. A long time member of the group Outsidas, Zee has appeared on various albums since gaining prominence in 1995. ... Rah Digga (born Rashia Fisher in Newark, New Jersey in September 22, 1970) is an American rapper. ... D12 (also known as D-12, The Dirty Dozen, D-Twizzy and Detroit-Twelve) is an American hip-hop group from Detroit, Michigan, which has had albums reach the top of the American, British, and Australian album charts: Devils Night in 2001 and D12 World in 2004. ...


He has appeared in many magazines including Rolling Stone and The Source. This article is about the magazine. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...


In September 1998, Bizarre won Inner City Entertainment's Flava of the Year award. Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ...

Contents

Personality

Bizarre is well-known as a D12 member for his "unconventional" lyrics. In the past, he has rapped about such topics as rape, drugs, transvestites, bisexuality, foot fungus, watersports and incest. His solo song on D12 World, "Just Like U" was even partly-censored on the explicit version of the album. Image File history File links Wikitext. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Transvestism is literally the practice of cross-dressing, wearing the clothing of the opposite sex, and transvestite literally refers to a person who cross-dresses. ... “Bisexual” redirects here. ... Athletes foot or tinea pedis[1] is a parasitic fungal infection of the epidermis of the foot. ... Look up urolagnia (Golden Shower) in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Incest is sexual activity between two persons related by close kinship. ... 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. ... Just Like U is a song from rap group D12s sophomore album D12 World. All of the credited vocals are performed by Bizarre (rapper), making it his only solo on the whole album. ...



He attributes his name to his weirdness:

I came up with the title because I really felt like most musicians that I've been around are fucking weird. I know I have my little weird ways, so I consider myself a special artist. I'm a guy that chews paper, wears a shower cap in public, pops Vicodin pills and goes fishing. There's not a lot of entertainment out there everything is so hardcore, shoot 'em up bang bang. I'm here to lighten up the hip-hop game. It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Hydrocodone. ...


Bizarre is married, you can clearly see on his chest the tattoo "Deanna", which is his wife's name. In the song "Coming Home" from Hannicap Circus, he mentions the tattoo: "What, you want a watch, bracelet or a chain/ How 'bout my chest, a tattoo of your name (DeeDee)." In the video for the song "Shit On You", his wife can be seen sweating, standing over a stove, and cleaning various things, while Bizarre's verse speaks "All women ain't shit, only good for cooking, cleaning, and sucking dick, and that's it." In the video of "40 oz", she moves her hand across her neck in the 'cutthroat' motion while Bizarre raps, "I'll have my wife cut your throat". She also was mentioned, and made a very brief appearance on the show 'Celebrity Fit Club' as Bizarre was on the cast during the 3rd season. Deanna is signed to the same record label as Bizarre, "Redhead" and is in her own rock group, Sindy Syringe. The group is scheduled to release an album possibly next year, but they currently have one single, "In the Box", and can be heard on the track "Fuck Your Life", from the Hannicap Circus album. Bizarre made a video for Hannicap Circus' lead single "Rockstar" which featured cameos from Eminem, Tech N9ne, D12, King Gordy and the Fat Killaz. ‹ The template below (Expand) is being considered for deletion. ... Marshall Bruce Mathers III (born October 17, 1972), better known as Eminem or Slim Shady, is a Grammy and Academy Award-winning American rapper, record producer and actor from the Detroit, Michigan area. ... Tech N9ne (born Aaron Dontez Yates on November 8, 1971 in Kansas City, Missouri) is an American rapper. ... D12 (also known as D-12, The Dirty Dozen, D-Twizzy and Detroit-Twelve) is an American hip-hop group from Detroit, Michigan, which has had albums reach the top of the American, British, and Australian album charts: Devils Night in 2001 and D12 World in 2004. ... King Gordy (Waverly W. Alford II) was born in Detroit, Michigan and grew on on the eastside off Van Dyke and Harper Ave. ...


Islamic Rumours

There have been many rumours and claims that Bizarre is in fact a Sunni Muslim. However, many people claim that Bizarre only mocks the religion. Bizarre has denied this and claims that he has nothing against Muslims. In many of his raps, he has mentioned many Islamic terms such as the Qur'an, Islam, etc. in his verses. In 'Shit On You' (one of D12 songs), Eminem asks Bizarre "Yo aren't you Islamic?" Bizarre replies, "bitch shut your fucking mouth".


Discography

This detailed discography shows the work from 1993 to today of all D12 members. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...

Solo Albums and EPs

Attack of the Weirdos is an EP recorded by Detroit rapper Bizarre in late 1997. ... Hannicap Circus is the second album of D12 member Bizarre. ...

Albums and EPs with D12

  • The Underground EP (1997)
  • Devil's Night (2001) (7 million worldwide); #1 USA (2x Platinum); #1 UK (Platinum); #1 Aus. (Platinum); #1 Can. (3x Platinum)
  • D12 World (2004) (6 million worldwide); #1 USA (2x Platinum); #1 UK (Platinum); #1 Aus. (Platinum); #1 Can. (2x Platinum)
  • D12's third studio album (TBA)

this album was recorded in 1996-7 ... Devils Night is Detroit hip hop group D12s debut album, released on June 19, 2001 and executive produced by Eminem. ... 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. ...

Albums and EPs with The Davidians

  • Also, King Gordy and Bizarre (which combined are called 'The Davidians') are working on an album due next year

His solo debut full-length album, titled Hannicap Circus, was released on June 28 with the first single being "Rock Star," which is produced by multiplatinum rapper Eminem, who is also a member of D12. Hi-Tek, Big Boi, Devin the Dude, and Raphael Saadiq also made contributions to the album. It has reached #17 on the UK Singles Chart and #50 on the Australian singles chart. The album has also charted on the UK Albums Chart, at #43, and on the U.S. Billboard 200 Albums Chart at #48 and the Australian ARIA urban charts at #15. Hi-Tek is an American Rawkus Records alternative hip hop artist from Cincinnati. ... Big Boi (born Antwan André Patton on February 1, 1975 in Savannah, Georgia) is an American hip hop artist and producer; one half of the alternative hip-hop duo OutKast. ... Devin the Dude (born Devin Copeland) is a Houston, Texas-based rapper. ... Raphael Saadiq (born Charlie Ray Wiggins on May 14, 1966 in Oakland, California) is an acclaimed American music artist. ... “British Hit Singles” redirects here. ... The UK Albums Chart is a chart of the sales positions of albums in the United Kingdom. ... Motto: (Out Of Many, One) (traditional) In God We Trust (1956 to date) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington D.C. Largest city New York City None at federal level (English de facto) Government Federal constitutional republic  - President George Walker Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence from... The Billboard 200 is a ranking of the 200 highest-selling music albums and EPs in the United States, published weekly by Billboard magazine. ...


Guest appearances

From The Marshall Mathers LP (by Eminem): Alternate covers Alternate cover Limited Edition cover Singles from The Marshall Mathers LP Released: May 16, 2000 Released: October 17, 2000 Released: January 9, 2001 The Marshall Mathers LP is the second album from American rapper Eminem. ... Marshall Bruce Mathers III (born October 17, 1972), better known as Eminem or Slim Shady, is a Grammy and Academy Award-winning American rapper, record producer and actor from the Detroit, Michigan area. ...

  • 2000 "Amityville" (Eminem featuring Bizarre)
  • appeared on the Twiztid album, Independent's Day, in 2007. It is interesting to note that he and Twiztid are good friends despite their close affiliation with Insane Clown Posse, whom Eminem had a feud with. The feud was officially resolved recently, when fellow D12 member, Proof, sat down and talked it out with the group.

Album released July, 3, 2007 Bizarre appears in the song wet dreamz and was the only guy who would rap that part of the song, other than twiztid themselves. Twiztid is a hardcore hip hop/horrorcore rap group from Eastpointe, Michigan, formed in 1997. ... Twiztid is a hardcore hip hop/horrorcore rap group from Eastpointe, Michigan, formed in 1997. ... The Insane Clown Posse (ICP) is an American hip hop duo originally from Detroit, Michigan but formed in Delray, Michigan, consisting of Violent J (Joseph Bruce) and Shaggy 2 Dope (Joseph Utsler). ... Marshall Bruce Mathers III (born October 17, 1972), better known as Eminem or Slim Shady, is a Grammy and Academy Award-winning American rapper, record producer and actor from the Detroit, Michigan area. ... D12 (also known as D-12, The Dirty Dozen, D-Twizzy and Detroit-Twelve) is an American hip-hop group from Detroit, Michigan, which has had albums reach the top of the American, British, and Australian album charts: Devils Night in 2001 and D12 World in 2004. ... DeShaun Dupree Holton (October 2, 1973–April 11, 2006), better known as Proof, was an American rapper and member of the rap group D12. ...


'From Monster Monster is an 2003 album by rapper Killer Mike. ...

FromSearching for Jerry Garcia Killer Mike (born Michael Render on April 20, 19??) is an African-American rapper, signed to Grind Time Official through the Selecto Hits imprint. ... D12 (also known as D-12, The Dirty Dozen, D-Twizzy and Detroit-Twelve) is an American hip-hop group from Detroit, Michigan, which has had albums reach the top of the American, British, and Australian album charts: Devils Night in 2001 and D12 World in 2004. ... Natasha Anne Bedingfield (born 26 November 1981) is an English singer and songwriter who debuted in the 1980s as a member of the Christian dance/electronic group The DNA Algorithm with her siblings Daniel Bedingfield and Nikola Rachelle. ... Unwritten can refer to: Unwritten (album), an album by Natasha Bedingfield Unwritten (song), a song by Natasha Bedingfield This is a disambiguation page: a list of articles associated with the same title. ... Searching for Jerry Garcia is the second album by Detroit rapper Proof of D12, released on August 9, 2005. ...

  • 2005 "Pimplikeness" (Proof featuring D12)
  • Is slated to appear on a solo album from fellow Detroit rapper Prozak due summer '07.

DeShaun Dupree Holton (October 2, 1973–April 11, 2006), better known as Proof, was an American rapper and member of the rap group D12. ... D12 (also known as D-12, The Dirty Dozen, D-Twizzy and Detroit-Twelve) is an American hip-hop group from Detroit, Michigan, which has had albums reach the top of the American, British, and Australian album charts: Devils Night in 2001 and D12 World in 2004. ...

Red Head Records

Main article: Red Head Records

In 2005, Bizarre started his own record label, as a subsidiary of Shady Records. Some of the artists featured on Hannicap Circus are signed to this label, including Sindee Syringe and Young Miles. He has also signed KB, formerly of Scarface's Facemob. A Label started by Bizarre from the hip-hop collective D-12 and is a branch-off of the Shady/Aftermath empire. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Shady Records is an American record label specializing in hip hop music. ... Hannicap Circus is the second album of D12 member Bizarre. ... Facemob is a southern rap group that was put together by former Geto Boy Scarface. ...


Other appearances

  • In 2005, Bizarre was Punk'd by his late friend Proof of D12 after being pulled over by a LAPD officer for taking US$600 instead of US$60 out of an ATM. Bizarre was also seen crying(due to his allergies) within the episode and also implicated his friends to the police that they were also there during the period when the crime was committed.
  • Bizarre appeared in the third installment of Celebrity Fit Club on VH1, along with fellow rapper Young MC. [1]
  • Bizarre also made a cameo appearance in the movie The Longest Yard, starring Adam Sandler. He is seen during the basketball scene, among others, wearing his trademark showercap.
  • Bizarre makes a cameo appearance in Killer Mike's A.D.I.D.A.S music video

Punkd was an American hidden camera practical joke television series on MTV, produced and hosted by Ashton Kutcher, which first aired in 2003. ... DeShaun Dupree Holton (October 2, 1973–April 11, 2006), better known as Proof, was an American rapper and member of the rap group D12. ... D12 (aka The Dirty Dozen) are an American rap group originating from Detroit, Michigan which have had albums reach the top of the US and UK album charts - Devils Night in 2001 and D12 World in 2004. ... “LAPD” redirects here. ... ATM or atm may refer to: Look up ATM, atm in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Celebrity Fit Club is a reality television series which follows eight overweight celebrities as they try to lose weight. ... VH1 (VH-1: Video Hits One until 1994) is an American cable television channel that was created in January 1985 by Warner-Amex Satellite Entertainment, at the time a division of Warner Communications and owners of MTV. VH1 and sister channel MTV are currently part of the MTV Networks division... Young MC (born Marvin Young on 10 May 1967 in London, England) is a former rapper most known for his 1989 hit, Bust a Move, which won the first-ever Grammy Award for Best Rap Recording. ... The Longest Yard is a remake of the 1974 film of the same name. ... Adam Richard Sandler (born September 9th, 1966) is an American comedian, actor, musician, screenwriter, and film producer. ...

External links

  • AltSounds: Bizarre

[[Category:Celebrity Fit Club participants


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