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Oly
05-01-2004, 01:38 PM
On May 21 in 1999, founder member Bugz was shot dead after playfully squirting water at a group of girls at the city's Belle island amusement park. Today, each member of D12 has Bugz' name tattooed across their forearm. "He had a big influence on us," Bizarre says. "Bugz had a lot of energy and a lot of respect in the hip-hop scene. He was cool to everybody." Before his death, Bugz had been bucking to get Detroit rapper Swift (Ondre Moore), with whom he had been collaborating, into the group. Familiar with Swift from their open-mike days, Bugz's friends honored his wishes and drafted Swift into the Dirty Dozen. "That's tore me up" admits Swift solemnly. "Me and Bugz rapped together laughed together, laughed together and got drunk together. He's still with us, though. Before we go on stage, we pray and he's right there, watching over us."

Article After Bugz Died In 1999:

"On Friday, May 28, funeral services were held for Karnail Pitts, a.k.a. Bugz of the Dirty Dozen. The previous Friday night, May 21, Bugz was expected to perform at a show in Grand Rapids, Mich. as part of the Eminem tour, but he never showed up. "Saturday morning, everybody got the news," says Rico Shelton of Detroit-based Federation Records. "I got the phone call saying Bugz was dead. It was like, 'What?' Hearts were dropping. I've never seen so many sad faces. Everybody knew him; he was part of Detroit." The day of the show, Bugz, a friend, and his friend's cousin were spending the afternoon at Detroit's Belle Isle Park. An altercation arose when a man sprayed Bugz' friend's cousin with a high-powered water gun and she took offense. A heated argument ensued which escalated into a fistfight, and Bugz intervened on his friend's behalf. At this point, a friend of the man with the water gun went into a Ford Expedition, drew a rifle, and fired at Bugz, who was looking away at the time. He was hit three times at close range, once in the neck, and once in the chest. The men then ran Bugz over in the Expedition. An ambulance was called, but due to traffic on the bridge to Belle Isle, it took them thirty minutes to get onto the island. Bugz was rushed to a nearby hospital, where he could not be saved. He had just turned 21. Bugz untimely passing has only strengthened the resolve of Dirty Dozen members. "It just makes you look at life more serious," Proof says. ""At this point, we're trying to gather everything he recorded [to] make an LP." The Dirty Dozen, who'd been working on releasing their debut EP, are now looking to release Bugz' material in tribute. On Thursday, June 24, the Federation Records family is holding a Bugz benefit at The Wired Frog in Eastpointe, Mich. featuring fellow Dirty Dozen member Bizarre, as well as Paradime, The Brigade, SUN, and Da Ruckus. The cost is seven dollars, with all proceeds going to the Pitts family. Bugz will also be featured on The Brigade's upcoming 4-song 12" due out on Federation Records next month."

EMlNEM
05-01-2004, 01:45 PM
thats deep

Vincent Lane
05-01-2004, 05:30 PM
I never thought much bout Bugz till now...wait..he squirt water at girls and got shot? Man..

EMlNEM
05-01-2004, 05:51 PM
he was good too i heard some old shit

Oly
05-01-2004, 05:56 PM
you should hook us up with some links

EMlNEM
05-01-2004, 05:58 PM
in the rare shady tracks that u made oly..i posted all the songs with him on it

Oly
05-01-2004, 06:00 PM
ok cool

Oly
05-01-2004, 06:01 PM
just wondering how good do you think D12 would be if it had all 7 members?

EMlNEM
05-01-2004, 06:32 PM
i think bugz was bangin on hes freestlye on the d12 world album n the songs i heard.. yea wha of been tight.. did u know they want 12 memebers like wu-tang..would have been crazy

Oly
05-02-2004, 05:03 PM
Originally posted by Joey L.
I never thought much bout Bugz till now...wait..he squirt water at girls and got shot? Man..

wait joey i'm not sure but doesnt it say that his lady friend got squirted and then all this happened or is other way around. cause it sorta sounds like both ways

emluvme
05-02-2004, 10:47 PM
yea the bugz freestyle is tight. i like his voice

Vincent Lane
05-03-2004, 07:16 AM
Originally posted by oly
wait joey i'm not sure but doesnt it say that his lady friend got squirted and then all this happened or is other way around. cause it sorta sounds like both ways

Blah blah blah, same thing..

Oly
05-03-2004, 06:34 PM
is not!

Vincent Lane
05-03-2004, 06:36 PM
See..you sound like a little bitch right there..dont take any offense in that thouh..just me I guess.

Oly
05-03-2004, 06:39 PM
i'm just messin around dont worry about it

Vincent Lane
05-03-2004, 06:41 PM
Aight..

EMlNEM
05-03-2004, 07:01 PM
no fights only im allowed to fight

EMlNEM
05-03-2004, 07:02 PM
i jus remebered TISH...that freestlye from bugz is on DESPERADOS track with dj butter n d-12

Vincent Lane
05-03-2004, 07:03 PM
We're not fighting, Krys.

emluvme
05-03-2004, 07:04 PM
lol @ dj butter

EMlNEM
05-03-2004, 07:06 PM
u ever heard of him??? wha about domingo n eyeku.. all old tracks with em

Vincent Lane
05-03-2004, 07:08 PM
I've her of DJ Butter before...never actually heard him though.

emluvme
05-03-2004, 07:11 PM
**heavy hitters...........for liiiiiiiiiiife**