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Royce Da 5’9 Explains ‘Hi Rihanna’ Line, Says It’s ‘Cool To Be Lyrical’ Again

The 2011 BET Hip Hop Awards aired on the network earlier this week ... and one of the most talked about segments of the show was its cyphers, specifically, the Shady 2.0 installment featuring Slaughterhouse, Yelawolf, and Eminem. One of Shady's memorable freestyles was from Slaughterhouse's Royce Da 5'9 who, for some reason, kept spewing the line, "Hi Rihanna." Everyone heard that, even Rihanna, who responded via Twitter. Why? In an appearance this week on BET's "106 & Park," the Detroit rap vet explained the meaning behind the bar...
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Bad Meets Evil (Eminem & Royce Da 5’9) ft. Bruno Mars: Lighters (Music Video)

Eminem and Royce Da 5'9 drop the second official music video off their latest release, the Hell: The Sequel, for the Bruno Mars-assisted hit single "Lighters". In the Rich Lee-directed clip, footage of the Detroit MCs before they made it big is showcased. A blonde Em starts things off, with him sitting on his couch trying to write rhymes; while Royce raps behind bars. Luckily, they escape their pasts, and triumphantly emerge on the other side. Mars shows up in a separate scene, playing the piano to the empowering tune as the sky lights up with lanterns...
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Q&A With Royce Da 5’9: Talks Comeback, Having No Regrets & Getting Fans Drunk

This past year has been quite the ride for Royce Da 5'9. His name is one everyone's familiar with, but perhaps more so because of his well-publicized fall out with Eminem years ago, rather than for his solo career. That's all changed though. Having linked with Joe Budden, Joell Ortiz and Crooked I for the buzzing supergroup SlaughterHouse, and reunited with Slim Shady for Bad Meets Evil, Royce is back in the spotlight for all the right reasons. Once touted as Detroit's next big thing, Royce has seen a career full of ups and downs...
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Royce Da 5’9 Preps Release Of New Solo Album, ‘Success Is Certain’

Royce Da 5'9 is back on his grind... Following the success of his #1 album with Eminem, as the duo Bad Meets Evil, the Detroit emcee announced this week the upcoming release of his fifth solo album, Success Is Certain, due out next month. The 11-track album features guest appearances from Eminem, Travis Barker, Nottz, and Joe Budden, while production includes the Alchemist, Mr. Porter, DJ Premier, Em, and The Futuristiks. "This project lets you know that I'm here, I'm back and there's nothing you can do, basically," Royce says...

Album Charts: Eminem & Royce Da 5’9 Duo, Bad Meets Evil, Hits #1

Eminem returned to the top of the Billboard 200 this week, but this time, alongside longtime friend and fellow Detroit rapper Royce Da 5'9 as the duo known as Bad Meets Evil. The duo's new album, Hell: the Sequel, hit #1 on the albums chart, selling 171,000 units. According to Billboard.com, Eminem has previously topped the chart six times as a solo act, and twice as part of D12. His last #1 came with his last solo project, Recovery, which...

Bad Meets Evil (Eminem & Royce Da 5’9): Fast Lane (Music Video)

The highly anticipated release of Eminem's reunion with Royce Da 5'9, as the duo called Bad Meets Evil, is a little over a week away ... and the Detroit rap heavyweights unleash the first official video off the upcoming project. This week, Em and Royce drops the clip for the single, "Fast Lane." In the Syndrome-directed clip, the rappers trade high-octane verses in an abandoned warehouse, while animated graphics blend with their bars...

Eminem, Royce Da 5’9 Explain Why Dre Didn’t Contribute To ‘Bad Meets Evil’ EP

With Eminem and Royce Da 5'9's upcoming Bad Meets Evil EP dropping next month, MTV's Sway was able to catch up with both MCs for an episode of the network's "RapFix Live" to discuss the new project. One specific topic they touched on during the conversation is why Dr. Dre or himself have no production credits on the upcoming EP, titled Hell: The Sequel. According to Em and Royce, they never even reached out to Dre for beats, because the...

Canibus Deads Beef With Joe Budden, Royce Da 5’9; Explains Issue With DJ Premier

HRSMN group member and underground rap phenom, Canibus, has been making headlines as of late -- not for his rap, but rather his beefs. Recently, he's taken on some hip-hop heavyweights in two rap feuds, including one with Slaughterhouse member Joe Budden, and the other with legendary producer DJ Premier. The New York rapper spoke to Conspiracy Worldwide Radio to discuss both of them recently. First, he addressed the Budden and Royce issue...

Coverart For Eminem, Royce Da 5’9 Collabo Project, Bad Meets Evil, Released

Eminem and Royce da 5'9 announced in April that they were back in the studio working on a sequel to their classic 1999 album, Bad Meets Evil ... and it looks as though the project is moving along swiftly. This week, YN's RapRadar.com leaked the coverart for the project, titled Hell: The Sequel, which features both rappers perched on speakers as broken TVs and records lay scattered across the ground in a photo by photographer Danny...

Canibus, Joe Budden Trade Disses — Bus Also Takes Shots At Royce Da 5’9

New York rapper, Canibus, is no stranger to rap beefs/battles -- in the past, he's engaged with lyrical wars with the likes of LL Cool J, Eminem, and even Wyclef Jean. While all those lyrical battles have been dormant for quite some time, Bus just started a new one ... with members of hip-hop supergroup, Slaughterhouse. We came across a new track by the poet laureate over at HipHopDX called "Lyrical Law vs. Joey Cupcakes," in which he takes shots at...

Eminem, Royce Da 5’9 Announce Colllaborative EP, ‘Bad Meets Evil’

Royce Da 5'9's career has come full-circle, back working with superstar Eminem with whom he started with back in the late 1990s. Signed to Em's Shady Records, as a part of the supergroup Slaughterhouse, Royce and Em have re-connected ... and are preparing a collaborative project together. According to RapRadar.com, the hip-hop duo are featuring up for a new EP, inspired by their classic 1999 collaborative release, Bad Meets Evil...

Royce Da 5’9 Hints At Slaughterhouse/Shady Records Deal

After Slaughterhouse appeared Drake's "Forever" video during Eminem's verse, speculation swirled about the group signing to Shady Records. Royce later confirmed that they were currently in talks, but nothing was concrete. The Detroit rapper further fueled speculation that the deal is close to being sealed this week...

Benzino Breaks Down His Beef With Slaughterhouse

Raymond Scott, or Benzino as he's known in the rap world, is no stranger to beef. In the early 2000s, he was entrenched in a verbal war with Eminem. Today, Zino's situation is no different. He's still a magazine owner, and beef is still on his plate. This time, it's with buzzing rap super group Slaughterhouse...
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Beef Brewing Between Benzino and Royce Da 5’9

Remember Benzino? Well, if you don't he ran The Source with Dave Mays in its heyday, and made headlines years ago his rap beef with Eminem. He's back with a new beef brewing ... this time with longtime Eminem comrade Royce Da 5'9...

Royce Da 5’9 Confirms That Slaughterhouse Is In Talks With Shady Records

Last week, after the new Drake music video for "Forever" leaked to the internet, questions were raised about the hip-hop foursome Slaughterhouse and their cameo in Eminem's scene of the clip. Royce Da 5'9 is confirming the speculation. In an interview with MTV, the rapper says there have been talks, but nothing is inked just yet.