Bad Meets Evil is a duo consisting of rappers with Detroit, Michigan origin, Royce Da 5'9" (”Bad”) and Eminem (”Evil”). Their roots of being both friends and rivals to eventually becoming friends again originally formed in 1999 with the release of the vinyl-only single ”Nuttin' To Do / Scary Movies” by Game Recordings, the record label that Royce was formerly signed to at the time. Royce was also featured on Eminem’s song ”Bad Meets Evil”, from his debut album The Slim Shady LP in the same year.
They would silently come back to reunite after a near decade of being broken up after Royce having a feud with Eminem and the members of the group he was associated with, D12, with a nine-track EP (eleven for the ‘Deluxe’ version) titled Hell: The Sequel, released on June 14, 2011. It was exceptionally successful for the two artists, as the project received frequent mainstream radio play, it being the first time that any content related to Royce was exposed to such. The EP also came about out of the blue when Royce’s own group that he was associated with, Slaughterhouse, signed with Eminem’s label Shady Records, and the two became more closely connected with one another as a result of this signing.
The duo would again, unexpectedly come back to reunite three times, all in 2014 (one time) and 2015 (two times) in chronological order: the song on Shady Records' compilation album SHADYXV, ”Vegas”, and on the songs ”Raw” and ”All I Think About” on the Southpaw movie soundtrack.