Hell: The Sequel is the debut EP by Bad Meets Evil, an American hip hop duo composed of Royce da 5’9″ and Eminem. The EP is scheduled for release on June 14, 2011 by Shady Records and Interscope Records.
The duo also collaborated on their 1999 12-inch single “Nuttin’ to Do” along with several other collaborations released the same year. However, as D12 rose to fame in the early 2000s, Eminem and Royce had a falling out resulting in both sides going their seperate ways. The feud turned into a public rivalry between Royce and D12 and lead to Royce releasing three diss tracks aimed at the group. After disses were exchanged from both sides, Royce and fallen D12 member Proof reconciled their differences before Proof’s death in 2006. Two years later, Royce was featured on D12′s mixtape “Return Of The Dozen, Vol. 1″ in 2008 and also joined the group on tour in Europe and Canada.
Songs titled “Echo” and “Living Proof” were leaked onto the Internet in November 2010, causing speculation among fans about an upcoming collaborative project now confirmed to be Bad Meets Evil. In an interview with MTV, Royce said that two leaked songs will not be on the EP.
Eminem announced the title of the EP on his Twitter on May 2, 2011 at midnight. The title is a direct reference to Eminem and Royce’s original collaboration “Bad Meets Evil” on The Slim Shady LP as they end the song by saying “See you in Hell for the sequel, Bad meets evil.”