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Hell: The Sequel
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Studio album by Bad Meets Evil
Released June 14, 2011
Recorded 2010 - 2011
Genre Hip-Hop
Hard Rock
Length 37:18

46:07 (Deluxe Edition)

Label Shady, Aftermath, Interscope
Producer Eminem (also exec.), Mr. Porter (also exec.), Paul Rosenberg (co-exec.), Bangladesh, Battle Roy, DJ Khalil, Havoc, Jason "JG" Gilbert, Magnedo7, Sid Roams, The Smeezingtons, Sonti "branNu" Brown, Supa Dups, Tony "56" Jackson
Bad Meets Evil chronology
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(1999) (2011) (2014)
Cover art for singles from Hell: The Sequel
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Singles from Hell: The Sequel
  1. "Fast Lane"
    Released: May 3, 2011
  2. "Lighters"
    Released: June 5, 2011

The cover of the deluxe edition of the EP, which contained two extra songs.

Hell: The Sequel is the debut extended play by Bad Meets Evil, an American hip-hop duo composed of Royce da 5'9" and Eminem that appeared twelve years after the song "Bad Meets Evil," which was featured on The Slim Shady LP  (1999). The EP focuses on hardcore hip hop and midwestern hip-hop. Songs such as "Welcome 2 Hell", "Above the Law" & "Loud Noises" feature violent lyrical content while trying to maintain a humorous tone. "Fast Lane", "A Kiss" & "The Reunion" feature sexual themes - "I'm on Everything" is a humorous song about drugs, while "Lighters" & "Take From Me" feature focus on more serious themes such as success and stealing music on the internet.

The EP's title and artwork was revealed sometime in May. It features executive producers Eminem and Mr. Porter, with production from Bangladesh, DJ Khalil, Sid Roams, Havoc, The Smeezingtons, and Supa Dups amongst others. Following the reunion of the duo, recording began in late 2010, when two tracks, "Living Proof" and "Echo" having leaked onto the Internet. The first single, "Fast Lane", released on May 3, 2011, was considered a highlight from the EP, while the second single, "Lighters", was met with mixed reviews.

Hell: The Sequel was met with positive reception. Critics favored the chemistry between Eminem and Royce da 5'9" and their rapping ability as well. The EP debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200 chart with sales of 171,000, being only the third EP in Billboard history (after Alice in Chains' Jar of Flies in 1994 and Jay-Z and Linkin Park's Collision Course in 2004) to top the Billboard Hot 200.

Track List[]

Deluxe Edition[]

Sample credits[]

  • "Loud Noises" contains a sample from Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy.
  • "Living Proof" contains a sample of "Funky Drummer (Parts 1 & 2)" as written and performed by James Brown.

Additional vocals[]

  • "Fast Lane" contains additional vocals by Sly Jordan in the chorus.
  • "Above the Law" and "Take from Me" contain additional vocals by Claret Jai in the chorus.
  • "Echo" contains additional vocals by Liz Rodriguez.