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  • Summary: The D12 member's debut set features appearances by Big Boi, Raphael Saadiq, Erick Sermon and Obie Trice and production from Eminem and Hi Tek.
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  1. Positive: 1 out of 8
  2. Negative: 1 out of 8
  1. It's not your mother's, father's, sister's or brother's cup of tea, but for fans of D12 and/or Hunter S. Thompson, "Hannicap Circus" is one crazy trip through the mind of a lunatic.
  2. Hannicap Circus is solid, filthy, fun, and everything else that you'd want from a less nimble Kool Keith.
  3. 42
    Songs like the predictably ribald "Porno Bitches" are little more than by-the-numbers, behind-the-music tracks. [Jul 2005, p.104]
  4. If crude tales of incest, child abuse, drug abuse and just about every other type of abuse are your thing, then... "Hannicap Circus" is for you.
  5. Flaccid beats mean that his solo debut -- despite guest spots from Eminem and Big Boi -- too often falls flat.
  6. He can't work out whether to explore the moral darkness or just go for cheap laughs, so he does both - neither very well.
  7. The problem with shock, of course, is that it quickly loses its novelty, and anyone who doesn't find the topics of pedophilia, drug abuse, or incest innately hilarious will find Hannicap Circus rough going.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 13
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 13
  3. Negative: 4 out of 13
  1. JoeJ
    Jul 3, 2005
    10
    This CD is way cool. Bizarre is definitely blowin' up off this joint!!! I love 'Comin Home'. Should be the next single, I hope.
  2. chrischris
    Jul 3, 2005
    10
    pure greatness
  3. ScottG
    Nov 2, 2005
    10
    Bizaree is the shit
  4. slimmcharles
    Aug 22, 2005
    7
    Biz is being his self on this album, but i think he could have gotten some smashing beats, but its funny as hell, i hope the other D12 members come out a lil better Expand
  5. MillyJackDoolyAck
    Sep 30, 2005
    6
    Gotta give a huge shout out to D-12! I see Bizzare as one of the most creative and twisted emcee's out there today because of his unique style, raw raps and demented lyrics that are put together very smooth. I thought that there could have been some better beats on this album, but that 6 is a damn good 6. Bizzare is an ill emcee that is to be reckond with!!!! Expand
  6. SimonM
    Sep 2, 2005
    6
    Bizarre likes to stir things up with songs, and this time, talking about young children in such a manor is a bit off-putting and strange to do. I've heard much better songs from D12 and Bizarre and i think this was just for the shock factor and no-one even cared. Shame. Bizarre can do much better. Expand
  7. ALANR
    Jul 24, 2005
    0
    One pervert, one mic, don't come near. (ah, the elusive George Thoroughgood reference...look it up, kids.)

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