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Australian Exclusive: ‘Fame’ Brand New D12 Track (Ft Eminem)
D12 were formed in 1996, and achieved mainstream success after one of its members, Eminem, rose to international fame.
Their track ‘My Band’, the first single lifted from their 2nd album “D12 World” (2004) parodied this cleverly http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bd4XHnTDTqc. ‘My Band’ went to number one in Australia, New Zealand and the U.S rhythmic top forty, top five in the UK and Germany and top ten on the Billboard Hot 100. One of many commercial successes D12 have enjoyed through their career (please see below for more details).
D12 have just this week finished touring Australia and have announced that in celebration of said tour, they are offering up a brand new track ‘Fame’. Their first Australian release for quite some time, ‘Fame’ not only features Eminem (Marshall Mathers), but was also mixed and mastered by Eminem himself in Detroit.
The track is lifted from last year’s mixtape "Return Of The Dozen II", which was an extremely limited public release with hardcopies available only through the d12 website. Free downloads were available for 2 weeks only before they were cut off.
Though lifted from the mixtape, 'Fame' is one of a bunch of tracks the band is currently working on in lieu of a new album to come at some stage in the foreseeable future. To celebrate the songs release in Australia, D12 performed it at all shows on the recent tour.
As a standalone track, ‘Fame’ bears a real significance to the band. Eminem spits about fellow founding D12 bandmate Proof who was shot outside a Detroit nightclub in April 2006 and Swifty & Kuniva also have their own distinct takes: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ui9PQx1XfYA&feature=youtube.
‘Fame’ has never before been released as a stand-alone single, this is an Australian and world exclusive.
• To download the track for free hit http://d12touraustralia.com
D12, an acronym for The Dirty Dozen, is an American pop/hip hop group from Detroit, Michigan, USA. D12 success with album releases in the United States, United Kingdom, and Australia has been well documented within pop culture.
D12 were formed in 1996, and achieved mainstream success after one of its members, Eminem, rose to international fame. D12 have had a number 1 ARIA selling album and single in Australia. Fast facts and stats:
1st Album debuted at number one on the U.S. and Australian chart plus number two on the UK chart, also reaching the top of the Canadian charts.
Devil's Night went on to sell four million albums worldwide and two million in the U.S. It featured the following hit singles:
• "Purple Hills" (the clean version of "Purple Pills") reached the top twenty on the Billboard 100 and number one on the rap tracks charts in 2001 as well as number two in the UK and the top ten in Australia.
• "Sh*t on You" reached the UK top ten and the Canadian top five.
• "Flight Music", (the clean version of "Fight Music"), featuring Ice T, Angie Martinez and Fat Joe in its music video, reached the UK top twenty and the Australian top forty.
The group's second album was D12 World released on April 27, 2004, featuring production by Dr. Dre, Eminem, Kon Artis and Kanye West, and guest appearances by Obie Trice on the track "Loyalty", and B-Real of Cypress Hill on the track "American Psycho II".
It debuted at the top of the U.S, UK, and Australian album charts, and number two in Germany — selling over half a million records in its first week of release in the U.S. alone.
"My Band", the album's first single, was also successful reaching number one in Australia, New Zealand and the U.S. rhythmic top forty, the top five in the UK and Germany, and the top ten on the Billboard Hot 100.