Wednesday, June 8, 2011

This is what happens when Bad Meets Evil...(Hell: The Sequel Busby's review)

After 10 years in the making, the duo of Eminem & Royce Da 5'9 come back together to drop the batch of music that all the Stans (including me) have been waiting for. Bad Meets Evil was originally a track on the Slim Shady LP that had the 2 emcees trading bars back and forth, rapping alike almost as if they were the same person. They took the name Bad Meets Evil and made it their duo name and dropped a few more tracks together after that, (Scary Movies, Nuttin To Do, She The One, & the original version of Renegades). However they had a falling out that caused them to not talk to each other for almost over a decade. However in 2010, the duo patched things up, and Em signed Royce's group Slaughterhouse earlier this year.

After Em signed Slaughterhouse & Yelawolf, he said that he wanted to rebuild Shady Records from the ground up, and what better way to jump start Shady 2.0 then to get back into the booth with the dude who has been by his side since the beginning. Em & Royce told us to meet them in Hell for the sequel. Well get your popcorn ready, and enjoy the show, because I am gonna give u a track by track break down of Hell: The Sequel..

1. Welcome To Hell
This track begins almost exactly where Bad Meets Evil left off at. Em & Royce trade rapid flow bars back and forth almost like they never stopped working each other. Havoc's production fits them perfectly, and it sets the mood for the EP that u about to listen to some raw hip-hop.
Busby's Review: 4/5

2. Fast Lane
The first single off the EP, and it still goes hard even after I heard it for the 1000th time. The Nate Dogg-ish hook is catchy as hell and Em & Royce continue to trade rapid fire bars almost effortlessly. One of the best tracks of 2011 in my opinion.
Busby's Review: 5/5

3. The Reunion
This story track has Em and Royce talking about how much of an asshole they are to women. If there is any sign that the Slim Shady gimmick is left in Eminem it's on this track. He even kills the fat female that broke the Relapse CD and told him that it sucked. Royce talks about going to a bar and slapping and making fun of fat chicks. Pretty entertaining track..

Busby's Review: 4/5

4. Above The Law
I've been having this song on repeat for the past few days. Mr. Porter constructed a BANGING bass bumping beat that WILL blow out ur speakers. Em & Royce rip this beat to fucking shreds. I'll put this track up there with Scary Movies as their best track they done together.

Busby's Review: 5/5

5. I'm On Everything (feat. Mike Epps)
Now the Mike Epps sample is pretty catchy I can't even lie. Em & Royce's flow is on point, and the song itself sounds like it could have been a Relapse leftover. The back and forth between Royce & Em in the end is the highlight of the song. Decent track..

Busby's Review: 4/5

6.) A Kiss
If you want an example on how much chemistry Em & Royce have on the mic this is the song to listen to. Pretty much the concept is Em/Royce are pretty much seducing a random chick on sucking their dicks. Royce even mentions the top 5 things a chick is good for, and that's sucking a dick (repeat it 5X). Bangladesh laced this beat, and it's pretty decent..hopefully they actually pay his ass..

Busby's Review: 4/5

7. Lighters (feat. Bruno Mars)
The way I feel about this song is the same way I felt about Love The Way You Lie. It's cool for what it is, but it feels more like a Bruno Mars song then a Bad Meets Evil track. Em and Royce both rip it of course, but I can already see myself getting sick of this track when the radio gets their hands on it.

Busby's Review: 3/5

8. Take From Me
I have a feeling this song was recorded around the same time when Em's music from his personal vault was leaked. Em & Royce addressed the frustration they felt when their music they worked so hard on was leaked to the masses. Alot of emotions are spilled on this track, and Em & Royce know how to do it best.

Busby's Review: 4/5

9. Loud Noises (feat. Slaughterhouse)
Oh my..that's all I could say after I heard this track..EVERYBODY ripped this beat to shreds. This song was made to showcase the future of Shady Records and how EVERYBODY should be prepared for the lyrical monsters of Slaughterhouse.

Busby's Review: 5/5

Bonus Tracks: Living Proof & Echo
These tracks were the 2 tracks that were leaked a unfinished last year. There really aren't any changes to these tracks. Living Proof is just mastered & Echo switches Em & Royce's verses. Still good tracks now that we here them in their finished form.

Busby's Review: 4/5

All in all this is a VERY good EP. Bad Meets Evil delivered in more ways then one. I think Royce made Em slip back into his Relapse form and made him just black the fuck out on the mic. With the exception of Lighters, damn near EVERY track slaps. If you not even a hardcore Em stan and enjoy raw lyrics you will enjoy this EP from front to back. For now this is the best duo EP of 2011...unless Watch The Throne can top it..

Busby's Review: 4.5/5

~~Mr. Busby~~

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