December 14, 2017


#TBT 2011: Eminem & Royce da 5'9" Discuss Fallout & Reunion of Bad Meets Evil

This Friday, Eminem finally drops his long-awaited Revival album, his first in four years since 2013's The Marshall Mathers LP 2. In honor of his comeback, we dug up Em's Bonnaroo 2011 interview alongside fellow Detroit rapper Royce da 5'9," discussing how the two first met, how the loss of D12 member Proof affected them, and their favorite artists at the moment.

After a temporary fallout due to a feud between Royce and members of D12, the two rappers eventually reunited for their duo, Bad Meets Evil.

"After we lost Proof, we just really realized how stupid the beef is, how stupid this whole thing was. It really was a wake-up call for us," Em explains. "Royce and Proof actually had worked stuff out...They had squashed their differences."

Slim Shady then switched gears and shouted out a few of his favorite artists. In addition to J. Cole and Fabolous, his list included the Young Money trio of DrakeNicki Minaj and Lil Wayne. When asked to name one album that everybody needs, Em went back and forth between a few Tupac albums before finally picking Me Against the World.

Below, check out a throwback moment of Chief Keef choosing between Eminem and Lil Wayne: