Royce Da 5’9″ just released his official “Writer’s Block video” featuring Eminem (the other half of Bad Meets Evil) from his “Success Is Certain album” which just dropped and is really solid. Although this wasn’t my favorite song off of the album, it was one of my favorites and I think is easily one of the hardest. My favorite from the album was either “Security” or “Legendary (feat. Travis Barker)” but there were a lot of jams on there. I can definitely understand why Royce went with this joint for his video because it was the first single, is an awesome song, and features Eminem – best choice for sure. In case you didn’t know, the duo also recently released their official “Bad Meets Evil Lighters video” as well… Shady is making moves.
Royce Da 5’9″ – Writer’s Block Video (Official) (feat. Eminem)
In the second half of the video, the beat changes to the DJ Premier remix of this track. I’ll be honest, I may have hated on the Premier version a little bit more than I should have in my review, but I do get a little bit annoyed at the repetitive horns and dragged out horns after awhile. That’s why I’ve gotta say that although he’s a legend, I respectfully wasn’t fully into it. I think if he would have changed it up a little more, it would have been better instead of dragging out the horns in repetitive fashion. Click here to read more.. »
Eminem and Royce Da 5’9″ (Bad Meets Evil) are here with their official “Lighters video” featuring Bruno Mars. Personally, this was one of my least favorite tracks from the “Bad Meets Evil Hell: The Sequel album” but I can completely understand why this song was successful… It has A) Eminem on it and B) Bruno Mars is on the chorus which was clearly made for the pop charts slash mainstream music lovers. I don’t think the song is bad per se, it’s just something you’ll never catch me listening to because I don’t like it. Bruno Mars has a ton of singing talent, but I don’t like his music – yes I even hate the “Lazy Song.” I can appreciate his artistic appeal and don’t hate him directly as a person, maybe if I met him I’d think he was even pretty cool… or not.
Bad Meets Evil – Lighters Video (Official) (feat. Bruno Mars)
Anyways, I don’t think I hate him quite as much as Tyler The Creator of Odd Future. Anyways I am a huge Em fan and a huge Royce fan so that’s why I’m posting this up. Plus I know a lot of people DO like this song and can rock with it, so I don’t want to NOT post something that many people will enjoy (i.e. Hip Pop). The video above is actually pretty damn good despite the fact that I’m not a huge fan of the song. Bruno Mars is playing the piano and Eminem n’ Royce rock out in a tunnel with red lights… Click here to read more.. »
Royce Da 5’9” delivers his solo “Success Is Certain album” as a follow up to his last solo effort entitled “Street Hop.” In case you haven’t been following Royce, he is now affiliated with Shady Records (Gracie Productions?) Eminem, and has been putting out nothing but solid music. He is on his grind with the group Slaughterhouse (Joe Budden, Crooked I, Joell Ortiz) and had been working hard on this album for a long time coming. Even though a lot of other albums may have dropped on the same day as this one (Kanye x Jay, Gucci x Flocka, etc.) there was no way I was going to pass up listening to and reviewing “Success Is Certain.” Remember when he dropped “Death Is Certain” back in the day? Yeah well “Success Is Certain” clearly demonstrates the growth in Royce Da 5’9″‘s musical career.
Royce Da 5’9″ – Success Is Certain (Album Artwork)
Upon listening to this project, the highlight was definitely the lyricism that Royce brought to the table. The instrumentals were solid for the most part and I cannot really complain about this latest offering from the Detroit emcee. He proves that he is capable of making quality hip hop music and there were definitely songs that I really enjoyed from this project. Below are the tracks that you’ll get with the deluxe version of this album as well as a long review that I wrote for this album. Be sure to check it out and let me know what you thought of the album. Click here to read more.. »
Eminem and Royce Da 5’9” squashed beef a.k.a. deaded the past so I guess that resurrected Royce’s cash flow (haha). Anyways, they were back with the “Hell: The Sequel album” which is listed as being by Bad Meets Evil if you shop for it on iTunes or in stores. That’s because as a duo, Royce Da 5’9” represents “Bad” and Eminem represents “Evil” – hence the name Bad Meets Evil. This is not their first rodeo though as a duo, they used to work together all the time growing up and coming up on the Detroit hip hop scene.
Bad Meets Evil – Hell The Sequel Album Artwork
I’m not sure exactly where beef between these artists started, but they both have been dope for as long as I can remember. My favorite song by Eminem and Royce Da 5’9” was always “Nuttin To Do” which was listed as being by Bad Meets Evil on a soundtrack back in the day. These two were insanely dope back in the day and are just as crazy today. All of this wouldn’t have happened though if Eminem wouldn’t have taken the time to sign Royce Da 5’9” to Shady Records, squash their beef, and sign Slaughterhouse (Joell Ortiz, Joe Budden, Crooked I, and Royce Da 5’9”). He also signed the artist Yelawolf, but that’s a completely different topic. Click here to read more.. »
As many of you know, the Royce Da 5’9” “Success Is Certain album” is up next for him. The album is scheduled to be released on August 9, 2011 – so it may be competing with the “Watch The Throne album” for sales if that happens to be released when rumor has it. Anyways, in case you didn’t already go out and pick up a copy of the “Hell: The Sequel album” that he did with Eminem as their old school Bad Meets Evil duo, you should probably get that first. So what can we all expect from the Success Is Certain album though? Is it going to be packed with classic tracks?
Success Is Certain Album Artwork
Success Is Certain Track Listing (Official)
1. Legendary (feat. Travis Barker) 2. Writer’s Block (feat. Eminem) 3. Merry Go Round 4. Where My Money 5. ER (feat. Kid Vishis) 6. On The Boulevard (feat. Nottz & Adonis) 7. I Ain’t Coming Down 8. Security 9. Second Place 10. My Own Planet (feat. Joe Budden) 11. I’ve Been Up I’ve Been Dow
Bad Meets Evil is officially back motherfuckers!!! Eminem wants to stick his penis in Nicki Minaj’s anus (he doesn’t want to sound heinous though)… Anyways, Royce starts out the track flyin down the (autobahnen) audobon on auto pilot and Eminem comes in the track letting you know that you can catch him in his Mercedes bumpin Ice Ice Baby… The chorus is NOT done by Nate Dogg (according to various sources) even though it sounds like him (R.I.P.). The guy that you’re actually hearing goes by the name of Sly Jordan.
Track was produced by Eminem and Supa Dups… Produced by Supa Dups. Oh, and if you fuckers skip Royce’s verse because you don’t know who he is – never return to this blog or claim to know anything about hip hop. Eminem definitely spazzes and is my favorite on this track, but damn, Royce’s verses are high fucking octane… You sleep you lose.
Also if you have never heard of “Bad Meets Evil” get the fuck out of here and listen to this classic song called “Nuttin To Do” before you pull your head out of your anus. Click here to read more.. »
“My metaphors are so complicated it takes 6 minutes to get applause, and by the time you all catch on…” – Eminem
This is a motherfucking classic… If you have never heard the “Bad Meets Evil” soundtrack, you are def missing out on some classic Em and Royce. Peep the shit above and turn your fucking speaks up. ~Preach
J-Gan is an emcee / producer from North Dakota (currently in WA). He just finished his mixtape “The Truth (Vol. 1)” w/ hosting from Joe Scudda. Royce Da 5’9″ collabs for his single “Touch The Sky.” Check up and see what ya think of his music.
The homie Wil from Culture VI shot over a new interview he did with the Detroit native / Slaughterhouse member / all around dope emcee Royce Da 5’9″. He talks about Joe Budden’s beat selection for “Padded Room” and working with DJ Primier for his album! CHECK IT.