Chart-topping rap group D12, sans co-founder Eminem, added bar mitzvahs to its resume last weekend when the quintet showed up at a country club reception in the Detroit suburb of West Bloomfield. The group was hired by Gary and Lisa Weisman, whose son Ethan is a big hip-hop fan who lists D12 as one of his favorite groups.
D12 manager Mark Hicks says the Weismans “bought a lot of shares in the D12 corporation” in order to have the group show up at the party to press the flesh, sign autographs, and take pictures with the nearly 300 guests. It was all worth it, according to Gary Weisman, a real estate developer. “The D12 guys were fantastic,” he said. “They took every picture we asked them to, brought promotional materials, T-shirts, albums, photos. They were fantastic.” Hicks said D12 has no other bar mitzvahs on its itinerary…yet.