It’s been over a decade since Eminem and Royce Da 5’9” got together for their classic 12” single “Nuthin’ To Do”/“Scary Movies.” A lot has changed since then. For one, Eminem went on to become one of the most successful rappers in the history of hip-hop. Meanwhile, Royce has had a stellar underground career as one of rap’s most respected wordsmiths.
Yeah, some things are different. Then again some things are still the same. For example, the undeniable chemistry between Slim Shady and Nickel Nine. Their lyrical one-upmanship always brought the best out of each other. And although a pointless beef separated them for a while, they’re back together and picking up from where they left off. With Royce (along with his Slaughterhouse brethren) now on the Shady roster, Em and Royce—billed as the duo Bad Meets Evil—are finally giving rap fans what they always wanted with their new EP, Hell: The Sequel.
Just like we did with their classic 12” single, we got down with just about everyone involved with the making of the new album including Em, Royce, Mr. Porter, Bangladesh, and even some of the behind the scenes players. Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to hell...
As told to Noah Callahan-Bever (@N_C_B), Toshitaka Kondo (@ToshitakaKondo), Insanul Ahmed (@Incilin), and Andre Grant (@DreJones).