Royce Da 5’9 Speaks On Bad Meets Evil, Defends Southern Emcees

June 1, 2011


One quarter of the slaughter and one half of Bad Meets Evil, Royce explains why he and Eminem are “trying to make being lyrical cool again.” He also touches on their new EP and defends southern emcees.

After Slaughterhouse’s Shady Records deal announcement, a Bad Meets Evil reunion quickly became a topic of interest. This allowed Eminem and Royce Da 5’9″ to take their renewed friendship and partnership to the lab to craft Hell: The Sequel, an EP that will jumpstart the Shady/Slaughter situation. During a recent interview with Peter Parker, Royce spoke on this and more.

“The project is done,” he noted. “We’re just trying to keep Hip Hop moving forward, man. We’re trying to make being lyrical cool again.”

When Parker says Hip Hop went through a non lyrical phase with southern Rap acts ruling the mainstream media, Royce clarified that an entire region should not be judged by the work of a few acts.

“For the record, there’s a lot of very lyrical southern cats. It’s not a regional thing. It’s just [that] bad rap is bad rap.  There’s bad rap in every region.” 

For more from the interview, check below. 

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