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Rufus Arthur Johnson, better known as Bizarre (born in Detroitmarker, Michiganmarker on July 5 1976 , is an Americanmarker recording artist, best known for his work with Detroit hip-hop group, D12. More recently Rufus Johnson was featured on season 3 of VH1's Celebrity Fit Club.

He has appeared in many magazines including Rolling Stone and The Source.

An interview stating that Bizarre was interested in helping up and coming artists was played on the Tim Westwood show on BBC Radio 1 in January 2008. Subsequently Bizarre featured heavily on the single "Who the Fuck are You" with UK rapper SamuelVictor. When the track was premiered on BBC Radio 1 on September 11 2008 the DJ and Producer recounted the story and said that it was the first time that a UK rapper had worked with Bizarre or D-12, discounting their work with Gorillaz, as only D-12 rapped on the track.

He claims to be from the Northwest section of Detroit, near the intersection of 7 Mile Rd. and Stout St.

Early career

When rapper Proof formed the group D12 he asked Bizarre to join. Bizarre joined and went on to work on all of D12's albums including the hits My Band, Purple Pills and American Psycho 2.Bizarre also features on some of Eminem's albums with D12.

Red Head Records

In 2005, Bizarre started his own record label, as a subsidiary of Shady Records. Some of the artists featured on Hannicap Circus are signed to this label, including Sindee Syringe and Young Miles. He has also signed KB, formerly of Scarface's Facemob. Bizarre previously rapped for Preston Records, working alongside well known rappers such as Preston and JBanks.



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  1. Tracklisting showing Single's First play on BBC Radio1, interview available on BBC I-Player

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