Bizarre, an amazing MC

Rufus Johnson aka Bizarre aka Peter S. Bizarre was born on July the 5 th 1976.
There is a story behind Bizarre’s nickname. He was called ‘Bizarre Kid’ by a teacher because he used to talk to himself and to rap in the class:

‘I was like 10 or so, in the 5th grade…I used to talk to myself and say raps to myself in the classroom and one day my teacher said I was a Bizarre Kid. I was just stuck.’

Bizarre’s character is as ill as his rhymes:

‘I’m the type of guy that talks to bums, I don’t avoid to greet them. I ask them for money, before they can can ask me.’

In 1998, Bizarre released his ‘Attack Of The Weirdos’. To Bizarre, ‘weird’ means out of norm, original:

I don’t mean in the literal sense, I’m tired of the same ol’ bullshit:jiggy this, player that…’weird in the sense that is out of norm, and people are afraid of stuff that’s different.’

KRS-One has been a huge source of inspiration for Bizarre who ‘loved how arrogant he was.’

About his own musical style, Bizarre says:

‘My style is unorthodox and ill- been that way till day one. I always wanted to be different. When I was young, I was battling niggas twice my age.’

Bizarre has collaborated with many artists such as Outsidaz young Zee, Pace Won, Rah Digga. He’s also done concerts with Redman, Alkaholiks and Method Man.

Bizarres rhymes distinguish him among his fellows in the D12 group: they are sick and funny at the same time. His talent and his originality could hardly be denied.

His collaboration with Eminem has brought him into fame. Before they were famous, Proof, Kon Artis Kuniva and Eminem used to hang out and to participate to the rap competion at the Hip Hop shop at 7 Mile Road. Before being famous, the five emcees already had some recognition on the local scene.

Bizarre describes his complementary collaboration with Eminem that way:

‘I would pick a lot of sick shit to my partner, Eminem, and we’d build off each other.’

Bizarre and Eminem combined: a beautiful example is shown through the ‘Amityville song’:

[Chorus: (Eminem)]
Mentally illll from Amityvilllle (ILLLL)
Accidentally killll your family stillll
Thinkin he won’t? God-damnit he willll (HE’SSSS)
Mentally illll from Amityvilllle
{HE’SSSS} – [on repeats only]

I get lifted and spin til I’m half-twisted
Feet planted and stand with a grin full of chapped lipstick [SMACK]
Pen full of ink, think sinful and rap sick shit
Shrink pencil me in for my last visit
Drink gin til my chin’s full of splashed whiskers [whoosh]
Hash whiskey and ash til I slap bitches [smack]
Ask Bizzy, he’s been here the past six years
Mash with me you’ll get in imagine this

[Chorus 2X]

[Bizarre]
I fucked my cousin in his asshole, slit my mother’s throat
{AHHHHHHHH!} Guess who Slim Shady just signed to Interscope?
My little sister’s birthday, she’ll remember me
For a gift I had ten of my boys take her virginity
{Mmm mm mmm!} And bitches know me as a horny ass freak
Their mother wasn’t raped, I ate her pussy while she was ‘sleep
Pissy-drunk, throwin up in the urinal (YOU FUCKIN HOMO!)
That’s what I said at my dad’s funeral

As the song goes on, the lyrics are getting sicker and sicker. The scary atmosphere that is introduced by Slim Shady (the character) a well known psychopath killer and sexual maniac is darkened by Bizarre’s huge amount of disgusting details about rape and crime. Both MC’s talent combined makes us enjoy the scary tale of ‘Amityville’.

It is less known that Bizarre collects shower caps and tire irons. He also has a passion for pets and loves to kiss them.

Rufus Johnson is a real nice person. I will never forget my short encounter with him at Paris Bercy.

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