Bizarre of D12 was trending across the world last September after Eminem, founding member of The Dirty Dozen posse, dropped his provocative, record breaking album Kamikaze.
In the song “Stepping Stone,” Eminem opened up about his childhood friend Bizarre and their beloved, shared group D12, responsible for one of my favorite hip hop tracks of all times, “Purple Pills,” a slightly vane song with an awesome, fun beat, best followed by Obie Trice’s “Got Some Teeth” when on a Spotify playlist.
During the promotion of Kamikaze, Eminem went on LL Cool J’s podcast Rock The Bells, and talked about Bizarre being instrumental to his success – and one of his closest friends. After Eminem’s heartfelt confessional on Kamikaze, Bizarre found himself in the middle of Eminem’s and polarizing rap battle with “who-the-hell-knows-you,” yet admittedly-verbose, (t)rapper Machine Gun Kelly. As one might expect, the loyal (and extremely controversial) Bizarre also took Eminem’s side in the Joe Budden-Marshall Mathers public beef, during which Budden responded firing open shots at Bizarre on the popular self-titled podcast that he hosts with Rory and Mal.
But Bizarre is more than just a D-sciple: he’s a dark-humored, gifted rapper. And he’s just dropped a new track via The Fresh Toast!
“Rhymes With Trees” is a new, extremely weird-sounding, bizarre weed-themed, pot-inspired song featuring Bizarre. The track was produced by multi-platinum producer Jonathan Hay, who recently produced another weed-themed song of mine that made it to not one, but eight, Billboard charts, “Stop The Madness.”
Bizarre’s new track is included in Jonathan Hay’s upcoming LP Jail Tattoos, which is being released October 30th. Hay also recruited Mike Smith for the colorful and catchy “Rhymes With Trees” hook. Smith is known for staring on BET’s “One Shot” with Sway Calloway, DJ Khaled, T.I., and Remy Ma.
“Ranna Royce and I have been working on a dark, comedy album called The Hoodlum Comedy Club for over a year now and somehow, we birthed another album in the process called Jail Tattoos. Ranna was close with D12 member Proof and suggested we collaborate with Bizarre for the song. The song is a very trippy and bizarre song (pun intended) that came about shortly after we were introduced to cannabis oils. I’m really digging the song’s piano solo by Mani Ajami,” producer Jonathan Hay told The Fresh Toast.
The two albums Jail Tattoos and The Hoodlum Comedy Club will be released on October 30th through Hoodlum Ball Records / SMH Records. Both LPs are follow ups to this year’s two #1 Billboard albums The Whoodlum Ball with DJ Whoo Kid and Jazz (Deluxe).
You can listen to the song through this private link.