When Eminem debuted in the mainstream with his 1999 album The Slim Shady LP, Royce Da 5’9″ was one of the album’s three featured artists (Dr. Dre and Dina Rae being the others).
In fact, during that time, Royce served not only as the burgeoning rap star’s hype man, but also as one half of the duo Bad Meets Evil, whose eponymous track was featured on The SSLP.
After a falling out with Dr. Dre and subsequently Eminem himself, it was nearly a decade before Royce and Shady squashed their beef.
Yesterday (June 23), Eminem stopped by Shade 45’s The All Out Show to promote his lastest album, Recovery, where he also discussed his reunion with his fellow Detroit emcee.
“That shit is cool,” said Em of the matter. “It’s very cool. It’s good that we were able to work things out, just talk it out. I think after we lost Proof, we realized how stupid this beef shit is. It was a serious wakeup call in realizing that life’s short.
“It’s a good thing. It feels good to be back in touch with the homie,” added Shady. “Royce is fucking ill. He’s one of the illest lyricists to me.”
In addition, during the interview, Eminem’s manager, Paul Rosenberg, revealed that Shady Records is “working very hard” to get Slaughterhouse signed to the label.