Rappers set for Toowoomba show

Detroit rap group D-12
Detroit rap group D-12

TOOWOOMBA hip hop fans will be given a rare treat next Thursday night when internationally acclaimed group D-12 hits Tombas Nightclub for their very first show in the Garden City.

D-12 formed in 1996, but it wasn't until founding member Eminem rose to international fame that the group enjoyed mainstream success.

The group's success mirrored that of Eminem, with both solo albums Devil's Night and D-12 World rocketing to the top of Australian charts.

But the success of 2004's D-12 World was followed by an intensely difficult time for the band with the death of one of the group's main creative forces Proof in 2006 and the incarceration of another member Swifty McVay.

But D-12 has emerged from those trials stronger than ever and ready to make an impact in their first Australian tour since 2004.

At the height of their fame D-12 sold out shows across the world, but this tour gives the band a chance to tour Australia's smaller centres and perform for fans right on their door step.

"This is our first stop. We thought we'd crack the year by coming to Australia," Swifty McVay told The Chronicle from the Gold Coast.

"We're coming back to a few places and stopping off at some new spots."

Topics:  entertainment hip hop

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