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Attack of the Weirdos is the debut extended play by Detroit rapper and D12 member Bizarre. It was released in September 1998 via Federation Records.

Attack of the Weirdos
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EP by
ReleasedSeptember 1998
Recorded1997–1998
Genre
Length28:04
LabelFederation Records (1998 release)
Majik Ninja Entertainment/Federation Records (2018 reissue)
Producer
Bizarre chronology
Attack of the Weirdos
(1998)
Hannicap Circus
(2005)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3/5 stars [1]

Audio production of the seven track album was handled by local Detroit deejays and producers such as DJ Head, who was D12's deejay at the time, Mad Chemist, Hush of Da Ruckus, and the now acclaimed producers J Dilla of Slum Village and Mr. Porter.

Being a member of hip hop collectives D12 and Outsidaz, Bizarre had some of his bandmates of both crews to appear on this album. The EP earned Bizarre the Inner City Flava Of The Year award in 1998.

On May 11, 2018, it was announced that Majik Ninja Entertainment would be teaming up with Federation to re-release the EP for its 20-year anniversary. It is set to be reissued on July 27, 2018[2]

Track listingEdit

No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Rap Guys"Rufus JohnsonHush4:07
2."What, What" (featuring Da Brigade)
Mr. Porter3:49
3."Trife Thieves" (featuring Eminem and Fuzz Scoota)DJ Head3:58
4."Down Low"JohnsonMad Chemist2:14
5."Over React"JohnsonDJ Head3:55
6."Butterfly"JohnsonJ Dilla3:24
7."Get the Dick (Raw Mix)" (featuring Outsidaz)DJ Head6:37
Total length:28:04

Note[3]

PersonnelEdit

Credits adapted from Discogs[4]

  • Rufus Arthur Johnson - lead vocals
  • Denaun Porter - vocals & producer (track 2)
  • Von Carlisle - vocals (track 2)
  • Marshall Mathers - vocals (track 3)
  • Fuzz Scoota - vocals (track 3)
  • Aubrey King - vocals (track 7)
  • Jerome Hinds - vocals (track 7)
  • Shakir Nur-al-din Abdullah - vocals (track 7)
  • Dewayne Battle - vocals & engineer (track 7)
  • Mad Chemist - additional vocals & producer (track 4)
  • ABM Nubian - additional vocals (track 2)
  • Dead Day - additional vocals (track 6)
  • Kevin Bell - producer (tracks 3, 5, 7), mixing (track 7)
  • Daniel Carlisle - producer (track 1)
  • James Yancey - producer (track 6)
  • Leonard "Lenn Swann" Adams - scratches (track 5)
  • Chaz Martin - engineer (tracks 1-2, 4-6)
  • I.V. Duncan - engineer (track 3)
  • Rob Fwarthout - mixing
  • DeShaun Holton - mixing (track 7)
  • Marc Kempf - executive producer, art direction, photography (cover & inside)
  • Rico Shelton - executive producer
  • Darrell Williams - executive producer
  • Bob Martus - photography (inside)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ DiBella, M.F.. Attack of the Weirdos at AllMusic
  2. ^ http://www.twiztidpresale.com/Bizarre-Attack-Of-The-Weirdos-20th-Anniversary-CD-Pre-Order_p_1985.html
  3. ^ "Attack of the Weirdos by Bizarre: Album Samples, Covers and Remixes". WhoSampled. Retrieved 2017-03-09.
  4. ^ "Bizarre (2) - Attack Of The Weirdos EP". Discogs. Retrieved 2017-03-09.