Today, Bad Meets Evil Week comes to close here at Complex. While we're sure to spend the rest of summer (and then some) bumping Bad Meets Evil's new EP, Hell: The Sequel, we figured everyone could use a wrap-up since we put out a ton of content with Eminem, Royce Da 5'9", and Mr. Porter. To close out the week, we put together The 10 Most Interesting Things We Learned to summarize everything from our four main features. And we even added two new bonus GIFs with Slim Shady and Royce (peep the second one at the bottom).
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Eminem Explained That He Doesn’t Hate Relapse - Fans of Relapse may have been disappointed when Em dissed his sixth studio album on songs like "Not Afraid." But when we asked him about it, Em clarified his rhymes saying, "I don’t hate it at all, but when I’m looking back at an album I do have a tendency, and especially with that album, to run things into the ground."
Eminem's Manager Paul Rosenberg Actually Wrote The Hook To Royce Da 5'9"s “Rock City”- When we asked Em and Royce about their collaboration "Rock City," Royce brought up the fact that despite doing the hook, Eminem didn't actually write it—his manager Paul Rosenberg did. Em even jokingly admitted, “Paul writes all my shit.” LOL.
Eminem Got Complex’s Editor In Chief Noah Callahan-Bever To Try Vicodin - Back in the late '90s, when our current EIC was 19 years old he spent a summer haning out with Eminem and Royce (and getting stuck in elevators with them). During their time together, Em recommended Vicodin to Noah. It didn't go so well. Hey, it's not like Em ever said he was a "Role Model" or anything.
Eminem Has Holes In His Brain From Ambien - Before you go out trying Vicodin to be cool like Slim Shady (or our EIC) just remember, drugs are bad. Need proof? Just ask Marshall Mathers, who revealed during our cover story interview he doesn't even remember shooting the "Rock City" video or working with The Neptunes.
It Was Royce's Idea To Work With Bruno Mars - Bad Meets Evil working with Bruno Mars was an unexpected collaboration. But according to Em, it was all Nickel Nine's idea.
Some Random Girl's Voice Is On The Hook For "A Kiss" - According to the song's producer Bangladesh, the girl on the hook for that song is totally random. He explained it to us by saying, "The vocal in the song is really just a sound in the beat. It’s not really about the girl.”
Royce Da 5'9" Told Us About His Darkest Period - While discussing his excellent single "Shake This," Royce Da 5'9" reflected back on how bad his life once was saying, "I was [in an] abusive period. I pulverized bottles, I was abusive towards that. I was abusive towards my girl—not physically, but mentally and verbally."
Royce Da 5'9" Didn't Want To Work With Joe Budden - Although their obviously in the same crew now, Royce was initally hesitant to work with Joe Budden. Royce admitted to us that when his manager first approached him about getting on the song "Slaughterhouse" with Budden, his response was, "Man, I just don’t like the nigga."
Eminem Once Gave Mr. Porter A Place To Live - Back during the Infinite days, Mr. Porter had gotten kicked out his house. And even though his friend Eminem was pretty broke himself, he offered him a place to stay. According to Mr. Porter, "He was like, ‘I’ll give you my room, you get better at making beats, and I’ll sleep on the couch.’"
Mr. Porter Was Suicidal After Proof's Death - The death of Proof hit everyone at the Shady camp hard, including Eminem. Mr. Porter had a hard time too saying, "I was ready to kill myself. I was literally that depressed. I was out of it." Thankfully he bounced back.