Shady Records CEO Eminem and Royce Da 5’9 have teamed up to put out a new EP joint project set to drop on the verge of summer.
Details of the new project hit the Internet Monday (April 25).
It’s been over a decade since Eminem and Royce da 5’9″ have recorded together as “Bad Meets Evil.” But now they’re reviving their “Bad Meets Evil” project for a brand new EP out this summer. D12 member Mr. Porter, who’s produced tracks for Eminem and Royce previously, will produce, while Mobb Deep’s Havoc, DJ Khalil and Bangladesh, among others, will also contribute to the EP. The currently untitled EP hits stores on June 14th. (All Headline News)
Eminem confirmed the news and credited their recent time together in the studio for fueling the project.
“Royce and I started hanging out again, and inevitably that led us back into the studio,” Eminem said in a statement. “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.” (Statement)
Co-signing the project, Royce also weighed in on how their studio time spun into an EP.
“I’m excited to see this project come to fruition considering the long lapse in time between when we worked before and now,” said Royce da 5’9″. “We had a blast doing it and we just hope everyone enjoys it while we’re working on the ‘Monster’ that will be the Slaughterhouse album. #TeamShady” (Statement)
Royce and Em’s music relationship dates back over a decade.
The pair first worked together in the late 1990s, calling themselves Bad Meets Evil, with Royce da 5’9″ as the “bad” and Eminem as the “evil” half of the duo. One of the songs they recorded in those days, called “Bad Meets Evil,” appeared on Eminem’s major label debut, “The Slim Shady LP.” (Chicago Tribune)
The new EP is slated to drop Tuesday, June 14th.
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