D12 World (2004) The 2001 debut by Eminem's crew D12 felt like a payback favor to his old Detroit posse. So it's a welcome surprise that the six-man… 2004-04-27 D12
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D12 World (2004)

D12, Eminem | MADE IN THE SHADY Eminem's crew are back -- and better -- on ''D12 World''
Image credit: D12: Karin Catt
MADE IN THE SHADY Eminem's crew are back -- and better -- on ''D12 World''
EW's GRADE
B+

Details Release Date: Apr 27, 2004; Lead Performance: D12

The 2001 debut by Eminem's crew D12 felt like a payback favor to his old Detroit posse. So it's a welcome surprise that the six-man act's follow-up, D12 World, is more than just another rhyme session between after-parties. Shock tactics and chest thumping still predominate, but satirical cuts like ''Just Like U'' and the fatalistic ''Good Die Young'' give this spit session much-needed polish.

Originally posted Apr 26, 2004 Published in issue #762-763 Apr 30, 2004 Order article reprints