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Bad Meets Evil Biography

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Birth Place: Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
Years Active: 1998 – 2000, 2010 – present
Genres: Midwest Hip Hop, Hardcore Rap, Horrorcore

Bad Meets Evil is an American hip hop duo from Detroit, Michigan, that consists of rappers Royce da 5'9" and Eminem.

They collaborated on a song titled, “Bad Meets Evil,” that appeared on Eminem's major-label debut album, “The Slim Shady LP,” in 1999. The duo recorded numerous well received underground songs including the popular song, “Renegade,” which would later be used on Jay-Z's 2001 album, “The Blueprint,” with Royce's verses replaced by Jay-Z.

They had an association with Dr. Dre and his label Aftermath Entertainment but the duo split up in 2000, after Royce fell out with Eminem's group, D12 and Dr. Dre.

They have since reunited and in 2011 released the EP, “Hell: The Sequel” which debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 Albums chart. The lead single, “Fast Lane,” produced by Supa Dups and Eminem, reached #32 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles chart. The second single, "Lighters" featuring Bruno Mars, peaked at #16 on the Hot 100.