Rufus “Bizarre” Johnson appears as one of the rapper mentors in the MTV reality television competition series Celebrity Rap Superstar. His celebrity apprentice on the show is Efren Ramirez
. He is an American rapper and recording artist who was born on July 5, 1976 in Detroit, Michigan. Johnson is most well-known for his work with the Detroit-based hip-hop group D12, and for being associated with the rap group the Outsidaz, which included the likes of Eminem, Rah Digga, and Young Zee. He has also been featured several times in magazines such as The Source and Rolling Stone, as well as the VH1 reality television series Celebrity Fit Club
As a member of D12, he is best known for his lyrics, which have been described as unconventional. Among the topics he’s covered in his songs are foot fungus, bisexuality, watersports, drugs, transvestites, incest, and rape. Even his solo song “Just Like U” on the explicit version of the album D12 World was partially censored. Other solo albums he has brought out are Attack of the Weirdos, Hannicap Circus, and Blue Cheese & Coney Island. He has been described as weird, even for a rapper, though some of his lyrics carry on the standard tradition of misogyny.
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