Hell: The Sequel by Bad Meets Evil


Summary

Hell: The Sequel is the debut extended play by Bad Meets Evil, an American hip hop duo composed of Royce da 5'9" and Eminem. It was released on June 13, 2011 in some countries by Shady Records and Interscope Records and on June 14, 2011 in the United States. The EP focuses on hardcore hip hop and Midwest hip hop. Songs such as "Welcome 2 Hell", "Above the Law" & "Loud Noises" (featuring Slaughterhouse) includes violent lyrical content while trying to maintain a humorous tone. "Fast Lane", "A Kiss" & "The Reunion" feature sexual themes. "I'm on Everything" (featuring Mike Epps) is a humorous song about drugs, while "Lighters" (featuring Bruno Mars) & "Take from Me" feature focus on more serious themes such as success and music piracy.

The album's title and artwork was revealed sometime in May. It features executive producers Eminem and Mr. Porter, with production from Bangladesh, Sid Roams, Havoc, DJ Khalil, The Smeezingtons, and Supa Dups, amongst others. Following the reunion of the duo, recording began in late 2010, when two tracks, "Living Proof" and "Echo" having leaked onto the Internet. The first single, "Fast Lane", released on May 3, 2011, was considered a highlight from the EP, while the second single, "Lighters" (featuring Bruno Mars), was met with mixed reviews.

Hell: The Sequel was met with positive reception. Critics favored the chemistry between Eminem and Royce da 5'9" and their rapping abilities as well. The album debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200 chart with sales of 171,000.