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  • Summary: Also known as the Dirty Dozen, D-12 consists of six (yes--we know that's not a dozen) Detroit-based rappers, including Eminem. 'Devil's Night' is their debut full-length, produced in part by Dr. Dre.

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How Come
So I changed huh? You got a phone pick it up, call me How Come. we dont even talk no more And you dont even call no more We dont barely keep in... See the rest of the song lyrics
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  1. Positive: 2 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. As challenging as it may be for many to stomach the constant and incredibly explicit sex, violence, and drug references, there is a stunning album lurking beneath that deserves recognition.
  2. Once again the rhyming is painfully funny, the delivery fresh, and the music catchy.
  3. Q Magazine
    60
    It's very difficult to see the tough-talking Devils Night as anything other than a slightly tweaked re-run of The Marshall Mathers LP. [#180, p.100]
  4. These ill jockeys are just a two-inch ruler for Marshall Mathers to measure his dick against.
  5. But what was fresh and provocative at the time of Eminem's debut has grown somewhat stale; at this point, hismisanthropy feels as predictable as Gallagher smashing watermelons.
  6. Devils Night is nothing special, and it's only saved from the slush pile by Eminem's inventive, cutting-edge raps and Dr. Dre's so-funky-it's-evil production.
  7. Ultimately, D12 have made the fatal mistake of reducing themselves to the pitch that probably won them their deal: "think horrorcore rap, Gravediggaz-style, mixed up with middle-everything baiting lyrics even more extreme than Eminem." And that's not enough.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 15
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 15
  3. Negative: 1 out of 15
  1. [Anonymous]
    Jan 22, 2006
    10
    "Devil's Night" is very varied album, but I think it is an album where the hits, such as "Purple Pills" were sometimes overshadowed by "Devil's Night" is very varied album, but I think it is an album where the hits, such as "Purple Pills" were sometimes overshadowed by the hardcore rhymes in some of the later songs. It seemed a bit too aggresive at times, especially on "Girls", but the fresh styles alone were enough to warrant a 10. Expand
  2. RichardB
    Sep 21, 2003
    10
    Love the album, very awesome beats, eminem did a phenominal job with his band.
  3. BradM
    Jul 29, 2004
    10
    One of the best rap CDs ever. Best tracks: American Psycho, Pimp Like Me, Girls, Blow My Buzz, and Nasty Mind. The new album, "D12 World" One of the best rap CDs ever. Best tracks: American Psycho, Pimp Like Me, Girls, Blow My Buzz, and Nasty Mind. The new album, "D12 World" isn't even on the same wavelength! Expand
  4. Aug 7, 2021
    8
    This is a great album. Many good songs.
    Best songs: Revelation
    Worst songs: Nasty Mind
  5. Sep 7, 2011
    8
    A fairly dark album from the Detroit group. Fight Music, Revelation, Blow My Buzz, Ain't Nuttin But Music, American Psycho, Devil's Night andA fairly dark album from the Detroit group. Fight Music, Revelation, Blow My Buzz, Ain't Nuttin But Music, American Psycho, Devil's Night and Purple Pills are stand-out tracks personally. That's the majority of the album right there, it's a definite must-have for Eminem fans, as it not only includes him, but it incorporates much of his humour and style. Expand
  6. Feb 19, 2022
    8
    The debut album of the Detroit collective offers 75 minutes of the finest stone-cold hardcore hip hop, dealing with sex, drugs and violence.The debut album of the Detroit collective offers 75 minutes of the finest stone-cold hardcore hip hop, dealing with sex, drugs and violence. The production of Dre and Eminem perfectly emphasizes the funky and evil style, making D12 Detroit's most wanted since "Detroit's Most Wanted".

    But where there is light, there is also shadow. Em is the only one who is really inventive. Musically and sonically "Devil's Night" is far from being as innovative as the collective member's solo projects and songs like "Nasty Mind" are really sagging. But despite that, if you love hip hop, you'll love "Devil's Night".

    My favorites:
    "Purple Pills"
    "Fight Music"
    "American Psycho"
    "Pistol Pistol"
    "Pimp Like Me"

    ~ Fürstenberg
    February 19, 2022
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  7. chris
    Jan 13, 2002
    3
    eminem was much better on his own and the marshall mathers LP was much much better

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