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12 O'Clock Biography

12 O'Clock Biography

with Jay-Z

Along with 4th Disciple and others, 12 O'Clock is one of the Wu affiliates whose connections to the group go back to before their fame, and he is in fact Ol' Dirty Bastard's cousin. He assisted behind the scenes in the making of the Clan's debut album and has made a few guest appearances on Wu-related albums since, including on the Clan's group album Iron Flag in 2001. His duet with Raekwon, "Nasty Immigrants", was on the soundtrack to the film Nutty Professor in 1996. Member of the Brooklyn Zu clique and also makes up half the duo 2 On The Road with Prodigal Sunn. Birth name D. Turner, also known as Billy Box. Appears On: "Protect Ya Neck II: The Zoo", Ol' Dirty Bastard, Return To The 36 Chambers: The Dirty Version (1995); "Wu Blood-Kin", La The Darkman, Heist Of The Century (1998); "Ghetto Syringe", Wu-Syndicate, Wu-Syndicate (1999); "Chrome Wheels", Wu-Tang Clan, Iron Flag (2001); "Rough Cut", GZA, Legend Of The Liquid Sword (2003); "It's My Life" & "Manhunt", Prodigal Sunn Return of the Prodigal Sunn (2005) and Bronze Nazareth's "The Great Migration"

with Shyheim and Stix

As one of the most well known Wu-Tang Clan affiliates, outside of the nine original members, 12 OClock has already made a mark for himself in the rap world. Born in the Bedford Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn, New York, 12 OClock was surrounded by the hip-hop culture from an early age. Then at the age of eight, he was forced to grow up fast as he suffered the loss of his mother. It was at this time that he moved in with his Aunt Cherry. While living there he began to tag along with his older cousin everywhere that he could. This cousin quickly became an older brother to 12, teaching him all the things a young man needs to know. 12s big brother later became known to the world as the Ol Dirty Bastard. Growing up around the Wu-Tang Clan and being related to the members, 12 OClock was just a teenager along for the ride when the group began rising to International fame in the mid-nineties. He has appeared on every Ol Dirty Bastard album ever released, as well as multiple Wu-Tang Clan albums. Having collaborated with seven of the nine members already, 12 is one of the mainstays within the legendary group. 12 OClock is a member of the Brooklyn Zu, along with the late Ol Dirty Bastard, Shorty Shitstain, Murdoc, The Zoo Keeper and Buddha Monk. He is also a member of the Wu-Killa Beez. As a solo artist, 12 OClock was previously signed to Def Jam Recordings. He has appeared on albums that have been released on various other major labels, including Priority Records, Def Jam Records, Columbia Records and Elektra Records, amongst many other independent labels. As the next generation of the Wu-Tang Clan, 12 OClock is back in the studio to record his as yet titled album to be released in early 2007. He is ready to reintroduce the Wu-Tang style to the world while remembering his brother. ..I will make sure the legacy of ODB lives on. Our legacy is his legacy, we come from the same tree,.. says 12 OClock. The next generation of the Wu-Tang Clan is here.


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