Eminem & Royce da 5‘9” to Release EP

Twelve years after dropping their celebrated collaborative 12 inch, Bad Meets Evil, Eminem and Royce da 5’9” announced they will be dropping an EP together.

According to the Associated Press, the two Detroit lyricists will be putting out the, as-yet-untitled project through Shady/Interscope Records on June 14.

In a statement Em said, “Royce and I started hanging out again and inevitably that led us back into the studio. At first we were just seeing where it went without any real goal in mind, but the songs started to come together crazy, so here we are.”

XXLMag.com broke the news back in January that Mr. Mathers signed Royce’s supergroup, Slaughterhouse, to his Shady label. Along with the Slaughterhouse album and his new EP with Em, Royce is also currently prepping the release of his next solo album, Success is Certain, for July 26. The first single to the disc, “Writer Block,” also features Eminem. —Elan Mancini

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  • http://www.soundclick.com/djprezzident DJ Prezz

    Hell yea! bout dam time… After they released Echo, Living Proof, and Writers Block, obviously some good shit was boutta happen

  • RapMusic25

    Fucking awsome,just awsome!!!!! EM and Royce is dope as fuck.This will be an ILL EP.Cant fucking wait to her that shit

  • ff1one@yahoo.com

    I like this for hip hop.

    I’m not a big EM fan but love hip hop. If u guys can’t see the trend (higher me and i’ll help u get ur money up) mcs are now doin the EP thing. The internet really twisted the rap game. As a result, artist did the mixtape thing (basically bootleggin their own music). Mixtapes tured to EPs. Hopefully EPs will sell then the full length album will be back.

    • D90

      fam i dont think they gona pay u to write for em if u dont kno the difference between “higher” and “hire” lol

  • gray

    What ddddddid this article sssay?

  • http://xxlmag.com yunggee19

    cant wait for this and dat random axe shit

  • TheFakeSlimShady

    Glad to see these two team up, gonna be some great lyricism. But please, can we get an editor on these articles? The first sentence should say “their”, not “there”. XXL is a professional magazine and website, you guys should have better editors than that. I’d love the job…

    • TheFakeSlimShady

      There ya go


    Those boys in Detroit sure are stating to do their thing. Royce and Em back together is real ish… because they was at each other for a while. I hate the passing of proof and the success of Royce had the be the reason they turned the other cheek for each but its good for Hip Hop and Detroit. Cause I been up there and they have some serious talent. Like my man BIG PHELLA DEC. Hes was pretty sweet when i was there. check him out on youtube. I was shocked!

    • Jason Graziano

      They were never at each other. It was the REST of D12 that went at Royce. Em did have issues with Royce, but never publicly addressed them. Matter of fact, he completely stayed out of it for the most part. D12 are the ones that spoke. Proof IS the reason they made up. Matter of fact, straight from the horses mouth, Royce said the day Proof was killed Swifty from D12 was the first to call Royce to squash the beef and the rest of D12 followed.

      Plus, for the record, Detroit has BEEN on the map for quite some time. When Eminem and to a lesser extent, Kid Rock, popped off, Em opened the door for D12, then brought Obie through, then Trick Trick and he even tried setting Hush up, but Hush’s ego brought him down before he got launched. Kid Rock opened the door up for a few local acts as well. Detroit BEEN on the map, just that the rest of the country never wanted to acknowledge it.

  • krancho

    royce is washed up, Em should care about D12 instead

    • swype-matic

      LOL you serious?!?!?!?!?!?! Royce is FAR better than Em right now, but the great thing is Royce forces Em to step his game up.

      @ Naptown, you serious about D12 splitting up? Damn that sucks


    ^^^^Man you done fell and bumped your fuckin head, both of them are at the top of their game right now, especially royce. D12 only has one album left according to Eminem, they are doing a album in memory of Proof, then disbanding to all remain solo artists. Sad but true.

  • old news

    This is really old news, if you wikipedia’d eminem or royce you could have found this out months ago

  • You

    I dont have high hopes. Royce is boring as in no matter how dope his lines are you just dont give a fuck. Because, well he’s Royce the fucking 5’9, who gives a fuck. And EM is a shell of his former self, I’m still one of the few who will state the truth. That recovery (lyrically) was wack, no one cares about clever metaphors, get back to the Benzino Diss record level shot

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