To get the engine going on Eminem and Royce Da 5′ 9″ ‘s Bad Meets Evil: The Sequel album, earlier today the house the Jimmy Iovine built released the cover art to the upcoming EP. The album art is the second set of visuals released behind the project following this weekend’s pics of Em and Royce on the set of their video for “Fast Lane.”
Last month during an interview Royce gave us the scoop how the reunion with Slim Shady came about.
“Me and Em, when we started hangin’ again — he don’t go anywhere — so we were hangin’ at the studio,” Royce recalls. “And we just started making records, just making ‘em because we were both in the lab and we had free time.”
Royce is highly praised as one of the elite lyricists in the rap game til this day. According to the Detroit native, working alongside Em only reinforced him to step his game up.
“To me, [Eminem is] one of the greatest rappers ever. So if you’re standing in there with him and watching him create, you can only spit on a certain level in order to even keep up,” Royce said. “With me, I feel like it’s good for me because I get pushed. It brings more out of me.”
“We went in and did actually 11 records, two of ‘em leaked, so we’re gonna use the other nine and that was it,” Royce continued. “We didn’t go do 15 records and try to pick the best. We didn’t make it an Eminem album so Eminem is under the same pressure of selling what he normally sells. We’re not really thinking about that.
“We just wanted to do a raw hip-hop record that’s put out on a bigger stage,” Royce added. “I think that’s what hip-hop is missing.”
Coming up, RapFix Live will unveil a special announcement regarding Eminem and Royce’s Bad Meets Evil project. Stay locked!
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