Eminem has announced title of his upcoming mini album with Royce da 5'9". On Monday late night, May 2, he tweeted, "At midnight I'm announcing the EP title." An hour later, the rapper followed it up with short message, "Hell: The Sequel".
A reunion project with his former Bad Meets Evil partner Royce, the album is going to make its way out in the United States on June 14 via Shady/Interscope Records. This will be their first duet effort since they dropped a Bad Meets Evil CD titled "Nuttin' to Do" in 1999.
After their debut as a duo, Eminem and Royce went their separate ways following "a reluctant feud", but reconciled soon after the shooting of their mutual friend and fellow rapper Proof in 2006. "Royce and I started hanging out again and inevitably that led us back into the studio," Eminem said.
He continued, "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." For this upcoming album, they work with the likes of D12's Mr. Porter, Mobb Deep's Havoc, DJ Khalil and Bangladesh.
"Fast Line" has been offered as the first single, featuring the Slim Slady's slightly-disturbing shout-out to Nicki Minaj. "I hope I don't sound too heinous when I say this/ but Nicki Minaj, I want to stick my penis in your anus," he rhymes.
Beside working on the mini album, Eminem is also busy helping his mentor Dr. Dre finish "Detox". A new single called "Die Hard" which features his verses reportedly will be out later this week on Showtime's "Fight Camp".