On June 14, 2011, Eminem and Royce da 5’9 released their only joint EP. It came out 12 years after their debut single “Nuttin’ To Do / Scary Movies”.
“Hell: The Sequel” became the third EP in history to reach No.1 on the Billboard 200 chart. Only two other EPs that had landed on the top of the Billboard 200 before Bad Meets Evil were “Jar of Flies” by Alice in Chains in 1994 and “Collision Course” by Jay-Z and Linkin Park in 2004.
The EP is certified Gold in the US, UK and Australia. It spawned two singles: double-platinum “Lighters” feat. Bruno Mars and gold “Fast Lane”. The record was executively produced by Eminem and Mr. Porter.
Between 1999 and 2011, Bad Royce and Evil Eminem had wide acclaim as a duo, feud as rappers, and then fruitful collaboration as MC and producers, contributing to each other’s projects.
The duo is not officially disbanded, and there is still hope that their next release together might happen sooner than in 12 years since the previous one.
Listen Bad Meets Evil — “Hell: The Sequel” below: