Could you imagine D12 without Bizarre? Frankly, I could barely imagine the group without Rufus Johnson. Not only is Bizarre part of D12 and one of the group’s early founders along with Proof in the early 90’s, Bizzy is also a solo artist who has a lot of underground work at his active. I maintain it: the big guy in D12 has an amazing style!
I was quite surprised when I discovered that D12’s Â«Â biggestÂ Â» member had so many hatersâ€¦
However most of his haters are often very ignorant of Bizarre’s underground work and his numerous artistic collaborations besides D12.
Many people say that he’s a joke and a parody of rap. Don’t be so sure of it.
Fortunately, some people on the Detroit hip hop scene like P Dog, the turntable bully, do share my enthusiasm about Bizarre’s skills.
There are so many misconceptions about Rufus Johnson. I have heard so many times that Â«Â BizzyÂ does a parody of rap musicâ€¦his music is a good way to compensate his overweight, blah blah blahâ€¦Â Â».
I don’t agree with such statements who often come from people who haven’t really explored Rufus Johnson’s work.
Of course, Bizarre uses the details that make him different from his other D12 fellows like his overweight and his shower cap, for instance, to make a difference. However, people should take into account that, above all, he is an emcee.
His style might be funny as hell, but it also reveals some rapping skills and a very creative mind.
Inspired by acid rap, Bizarre started working with New Jersey group The Outsidaz composed of Young Zee, Pacewon, Eminem, Bizarre, Az-Izz, Axe, D.U., Denz, Loon One, Nawshis, Rah Digga, Slang Ton, and Yah Yah.
Why I like Bizarre’s style
I bet many of you readers are certainly curious to know. I like Bizarre’Â s style for the same reason that I appreciate the Slim Shady LP. The Slim Shady LP is full of sick and scary details combined with dark humor. If you take an attentive look at Bizarre’s work, you will see how intelligently he mixes up dirty and sick, like the psycho his character actually represents. Idiotic and weird, Peter S. Bizarre has the mind of a rapistâ€¦former Jehovah witness because of his mom’s religious beliefs, he bashes religion in his music and he does it in a very funny way Â«Â sitting in front of the Church, masturbatingÂ Â».
Bizarre also makes numerous references to anal sex and to rape.
Shocking?â€¦yesâ€¦on purpose. Â«Â His girlfriend had a miscarriage, he had to eat itâ€¦Â Â»â€¦sensitive souls, don’t listen to him!
His character certainly belongs into a padded room and that’s exactly what makes it so likable. Sickness, weirdness, mental illness and a little bit of scary Esham’s influence compensated by a lot of humor make a Bizarre.
I like the complexity of his character which makes many people think that Bizzy is Â«Â nutsÂ Â» in real life (no, he is not! He is just as normal as you and me!)
Some of his haters say that Bizarre doesn’t take rap music seriously. Having studied most of the songs where he is featured, his underground albums (Attack Of The Weirdos and his Unreleased Demo), his collaborations with various artists, I can tell you that Rufus Johnson does.
Some haters also think that Bizarre shouldn’t make us laughâ€¦those haters usually don’t like Eminem or any other rapper’s humorous videos, because, -quoting them- this is making a joke out of rap musicÂ Â». Really? If you think that some lyrics or that some rappers’ attitudes shouldn’t make us laugh, you must probably totally lack humor!
You claim that you take rap Â«Â seriouslyÂ»? Rap is a game. A game in which the emcee can allow himself to play with wordsâ€¦sometimes, the subject matter can be very dark, sometimes it can be funny as hell. A little bit of humor from an emcee doesn’t hurt in any case.
Bizarre perfectly knows what he does and he does it very well.
Here is a well known example of Bizarre’s mixture of sick, dirty and hilarious elements. This subtle and unusual combination of wicked and weird elements creates a special atmosphere. The listener is caught by surprise and doesn’t know whether he must scream out loud or laugh his ass off:
Â«Â It’s Friday night, I’m at a rave again
Pickin up transvestites on my Harley-Davidson (hey hop on)
My girlfriend’s a crackhead whore
She’ll come to your door, suck your dick on the floor
and take your bottles to the store (nigga I’m takin these)
Have you ever seen a bitch get beat because she won’t cheat
Run the street and suck another nigga’s meat?
My son’s sixteen years old with nowhere to stay (dad it’s me)
I told him he wasn’t mine, slammed the door in his face
And I ain’t got no food, my job I’ve been cheated
My girlfriend had a miscarriage (I’m sorry) I had to eat it (ohh)
My dick is burnin, it ain’t cause of disease
Because I’m jackin off with gasoline mixed with antifreeze (AHH!)
I’m livin in Waco Texas, me and my girl
Fuck David Koresh, I’m startin my own world
It’s called Bizarre Cemetary, it’s scary
Eatin a virgin’s cherry, they’re all gonna laugh at you Careyâ€¦Â Â»
Bizarre’s interesting artistic collaborations
Bizarre is known for his work with D12, but barely for his other collaborations with many interesting artists.
His Unreleased Demo from 1998 will make you discover Rufus Johnson’s collaborations with New Jersey group The Outsidaz, former D12 member Fuzz and 5 Ela, one of Proof’s groups.
An examination of D12’s Underground EP will allow you to discover Bizzy’s collaborations with D12’s regretted member Bugz.
Bizarre has also done concerts with Redman, Method Man and Tha Alkaholics.
His collaborations with King Gordy and Outcast’s Big Boi on Hanni Cap Circus won’t probably leave you indifferent. Also don’t miss Rufus Johnson’s part on Mc Hush’s Real T.V track from the Bulletproof Cdâ€¦
A less known track in collaboration with P-Dog and Obie Trice, Drugs, straight out of P- Dog’s First Metacarpal mixtape will probably enchant any Bizarre lover.
Before bashing Bizarre, take some time to look at his work. This might totally change your mind about D12’s Weirdo.
By the way, did you know that Bizzy was a teddybears lover?
Weird, ain’t it?