Malcolm X (D12 Diss)

Malcolm X (D12 Diss)

Royce da 5'9" (Ft. Tre Little)

Royce da 5'9 was tight with Eminem and D12 for a while, appearing on the track “Bad Meets Evil” on Eminem’s The Slim Shady LP. The two released some music together as a group called Bad Meets Evil around this time (later to be reprised)

Royce was hoping to get signed to Shady/Aftermath soon after, especially since he had ghostwritten The Message for Dr. Dre’s album “2001”. The relationship with Dre went sour, however, when Royce’s longtime manager Kino said he had “seen Em sit Dre down like a pupil and coach him on rhymes”, and Royce defended his manager, against Dre’s request.

Royce tried to bury down his frustration with his backseat role, as he toured with D12 and saw Eminem spend the majority of his time with them. Royce starting making tracks with subtle shots at D12, culminating with an interview in which he called D12 “the worst fucking rap group ever” as quoted at the beginning of this song. At this time he left the tour and the diss tracks started being released.

This is the second of the three tracks Royce released dissing D12, who released two diss tracks attacking Royce, as well as two solo tracks from the late D12-member, Proof.

The beginning of this track is reminiscent of Bomb First (My Second Reply) by the late Tupac Shakur. Both of them begin with villainous statements from the rappers, followed by gun shots. The anger expressed by both is extreme, and both sound like statements released by terrorists.

The feud later ended and Royce has since teamed up with Eminem on more Bad Meets Evil projects.