D12‘s Bizarre recently talked about the upcoming new group album and why late member Proof‘s legacy is still alive in their music.
According to Biz, the new album is still being put together.
“Actually, we started working on the album a week or two before Proof got killed. After that, we went in like four or five months after, but it just didn’t feel right. Then we just took a break for a year. Proof’s death just threw everybody off. I came out with Blue Cheese and Coney Island. Mr. Porter was heavy working with Dr. Dre. But we finally got it together again like three of four months ago. We did a whole tour together to get the vibe back. We just going back in the studio now. We got some songs, but they’re kind of outdated, so we want to get a fresh new batch. We realized that this is what Proof would want us to do.” (Complex)
Prior to Eminem re-naming Relapse 2 to Recovery, Biz said D12 was still a collective crew.
“We’re still recording the third album, and we just finished asong on Relapse 2 for Marshall’s album,” Bizarre said via phone. Tentatively titled “Hit Me With Your Best Shot,” Bizarre says the collaboration shows that despite major losses such as the death of co-founding member Proof, nothing can keep the group down. “We’re still family, but everybody’s got their own situations going on,” he added. “No matter what y’all do, you can’t hold D12 down. We’ve been through a lot of shit, but we’re still gonna come back and recover.” (Hip Hop DX)
Last March, Biz hinted at a new group album via his popular Twitter page.
“d12 ablum coming soon!!!,” he wrote Thursday (March 4). “in the studio with marshall. royce 59. and d12. be looking for the single soon…..hear some of the bar exam 3. royce new mix tape.. its crazy!!.” (Bizarre’s Twitter)
Last year, the rapper spoke on D12’s forthcoming record.
“Everybody’s in D12 and we’re doing good,” Bizarre told radio personality Jenny Boom Boom. “[A new album] is definitely going to happen. We’re working on it right now, Marshall Mathers is coming out first with Relapse…I’m on Eminem’s album…I’m recording a couple of songs. Big up to Dr. Dre.” (Jenny Boom Boom TV)
Check out some past Bizarre footage below: