- 03:11 PM, May 25
Bad Meets Evil is a hip-hop duo consisting of Eminem and Royce da 5'9". They first met in 1997 at a concert in Detroit, and released their debut single "Nuttin' to Do" in 1999. They later went their separate ways following "a reluctant feud", but reconciled soon after the shooting of their mutual friend and fellow rapper Proof in 2006.
In April 2011, Eminem announced his plan to return to studio with Royce and release a new music together. "Royce and I started hanging out again and inevitably that led us back into the studio," the Slim Shady 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."