The Book Of Ryan lyricist says the chances of dropping a joint album with Eminem “are pretty good.”
It’s been one helluva year for Royce Da 5’9 thus far thanks in part to the success of his new LP Book Of Ryan. The former Slaughterhouse MC made headlines before BOR dropped with his outstanding single featuring his longtime partner in rhyme Eminem called “Caterpillar.” Now that the PRhyme rapper’s solo album is being heralded as one of the best to drop this year, Royce has teased another rare concept album, and the chances of it dropping “are pretty good.”
In a recent interview with Rap-Up, Nickel Nine said that a new Bad Meets Evil album could happen in the near future. After discussing the roots of their first collaboration on The Slim Shady LP, Royce said that the possibility of both Detroit rappers releasing a joint project is there yet it’ll only happen only if the timing is right.
“He’s stronger than ever and I’m stronger than ever,” Royce said about recording with Eminem. “It’s just a time thing. It’s very hard to dictate what the time is gonna do.”
The last time Em and Royce linked up for a project was seven years ago when they put their differences aside to drop their Hell: The Sequel EP, which features Joe Budden, Crooked I, and Joell Ortiz. The project’s title is a reference to the end of their “Bad Meets Evil” song on The Slim Shady LP which says “This is what happens when bad meets evil, see you in hell for the sequel.”
Royce did not confirm that the album was “on the way” or “in the works” due to their busy schedules. However, he said if he can find the time to be in the studio with Em for an extended amount of time, then the album could become a reality.
Watch Royce Da 5’9 talk about Eminem’s influence on his sobriety, the origins of Bad Meets Evil and more above.