A hip-hop duo featuring Marshall Mathers and Ryan Montgomery -- aka Eminem and Royce da 5'9" -- Bad Meets Evil came together in 1997 thanks to the duoâ€™s mutual friend, rapper Proof. After recording a handful of tracks and performing some shows around their native Detroit, Eminem embarked on a solo career. Besides launching his own solo gig, Royce would land on Emâ€™s 1999 effort The Slim Shady LP on a track called â€œBad Meets Evil,â€� but after the albumâ€™s massive success, Eminem remained a solo artist and the group was put on hold. Things got worse when business deals between Royce and Eminemâ€™s producer/mentor, Dr. Dre, went sour, and then the group broke up after Royce began feuding with Eminemâ€™s new set of protÃ©gÃ©s, the group D12. After D12â€™s Proof was murdered in 2006, the two began talking again. Royceâ€™s group Slaughterhouse would be signed to Emâ€™s Shady label in 2010, and then Bad Meets Evil would reunite for their debut EP, Hell: The Sequel, which was released by Shady in 2011. ~ David JeffriesPortions of Content Provided by Rovi Corporation.
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