Bizarre Says Eminem Inspired Him To Get Sober
Bizarre calls ties with D12 "a life commitment," says a new D12 album is coming in 2014.
It has been nearly 10 years since Detroit-based rap group D12 released their last studio album, D12 World, and since that time numerous updates have been made in regards to the status of the group. While speaking exclusively with HipHopDX in 2012, D12 rapper Bizarre revealed that he was no longer a part of the group due to “creative differences.”
Nearly two years after his interview with HipHopDX, Bizarre says the group is still together and D12 will forever be attached to his name. The Detroit emcee revealed the news while speaking with Peter Czymbor of WXBR and also confirmed that a new D12 project is slated for release some time this year.
“Yeah, the group is still together,” Bizarre said. “D12 is always gonna be attached to my name. I’m a founding member of D12. It’s not a game. It’s something that’s a life commitment. And we are definitely in the process of talking about a new album. Getting the guys all together…It’s coming soon. It’ll definitely be a new D12 album coming.”
In addition to reuniting with those in D12, Bizarre is also at work on his own music. Just last month he released “Pray For Me,” a song that touches on his addiction to prescription pills and is based on his own experiences.
“Just a real life experiences,” he said. “The song is called ‘Pray For Me.’ Just to let everybody know it’s a real thing, man. It can start off as a real thing. You know, just popping two or three pills a day. Or you might pop ‘em for a backache or just to have fun. And then after a while you look around and you addicted to a drug or you need it. You know what I’m saying? It’s just not as easy as people think it is to just leave it alone and get off of it. It’s just a real life experience that I wanted to share with people. Cause I know everybody think Bizarre is always the funny guy.”
Similar to Bizarre, Eminem also once battled with drug addiction. According to Bizarre, Em served as an inspiration in his decision to become sober.
“That’s still the homeboy. I saw him in the studio a couple of weeks ago,” the rapper said. “Marshall is one-hundred percent sober. He really believes in it. Takes it very, very, very seriously. That’s why I made that reference in the song, ‘Marshall quit, why can’t I/In two weeks I’mma give it a try.’ I basically was saying he’s my motivation. To see where he was at with it and for him to make a change with his life and do something different it’s an inspiration towards me.”
Bizarre’s interview with Peter Czymbor can be found below.