Today In Hip-Hop: Eminem And Royce Da 5’9” Reunite For ‘Hell: The Sequel’

On this day, June 14, in hip-hop history…

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2011: With the exception of Dr. Dre, Eminem’s landmark debut, The Slim Shady LP (1999), featured just one guest appearance – Em’s fellow Detroit wordsmith, Royce da 5’9″. On the album’s penultimate track, “Bad Meets Evil,” Slim Shady and Royce da 5’9” trade verses in a lethal display of lyrical dexterity. The duo leaves the track smoldering, and Royce ends the song by giving listeners a foreshadowing: See you in hell for the sequel…

Thirteen years later, the long-awaited sequel arrived. In the decade that passed following The Slim Shady LP, both Eminem and Royce da 5’9” evolved separately as artists. Hell: The Sequel, however, proved that Slim and Royce were still one of the most lethal duos in hip-hop. In addition to reuniting two of hip-hop’s most formidable talents, Hell: The Sequel became the first group EP to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart.

While the track “Bad Meets Evil” showcased two young, raw, hungry, and extremely talented MCs, Hell: The Sequel displayed two tested veterans at the top of their game.—Chisom Uzosike

  • BrianRaider

    This Was A Dope Ass Album I Thinks Its Actually An EP But It Plays Like An Album! I Was Off This Shit 4Real! Fastlane, A Kiss, Im On Everything! Em & Royce Always Been Nice But They Really Went In! I Love Royce’s Verses On Fastlane-Incredible! As A Fan Of Both Artists & A Resident Of The 313 This Is Just A Great Look For Detroit! Em & Royce Makes Anyone Who Raps Inspire To Be Better! #Salute~!

  • Slick Joe

    This cd was so dope! lyrical fire!

  • Kyle

    For like a second there, I thought this almost said that they were making a second collab album lol

  • sean

    mac miller is the symbol of death of the tragic hip hop.

    puuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuke!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Shoaib Aziz

    looks like internet explorer just revealed the big news