Thursday, May 12, 2005

Rapper Bizarre Rebels Against Jehovah’s Witness Past

ATLANTA (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Not many rappers can say they grew up in a Jehovah Witness household, but flowing lyricist Bizarre can.

Bizarre – a member of the rap group D12 – was raised by his mother in the strict religious faith, which among other things, prohibits followers from watching television and discourages dating for those under 18.

Bizarre says he “hated it” and was mad about his circumstances, especially when he was a young teenager. But eventually he learned to accept it and says he went door-to-door with his mother to recruit followers several times.

Still, Bizarre says he was “glad” to leave his household when he turned 18 and believes his strict childhood helped lead to a “rebellious” adult life.

It also gave him the chance to pursue a career in the hip hop industry when he co-founded D12. Now, he’s releasing his solo debut album, Hannicap Circus, which hits stores June 28.

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