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D12 Doesn't Mind Being Seen As Eminem's Group

Just out is Devil’s Night, the highly anticipated album from D12, the Detroit rap collective that features solo superstar Eminem, who executive produced the album. The group’s critics-at least those who aren’t attacking its songs about violence, sex, and drugs-are using Eminem’s involvement to discount the contributions of the group’s other five members.

But MC Proof (Deshaun Holton), who co-founded the band a decade ago, tells LAUNCH that D12 sees nothing but advantages to Eminem’s stature. Some people look at us, like, ‘This is gonna be Eminem’s group. You’re gonna be in his shadow.’ They don’t realize how positive and great that is to hear,” he said. “If we’re in the shadow of a guy that can almost sell 10 million records in just the States alone, great! That’s not a dis to us. But when they hear the album, they’ll hear the individuality of each person, how everybody hold their own.”

D12 will perform on the Vans Warped tour this summer before heading out on its own tour in the fall.

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