Bad Meets Evil

Bad Meets Evil is an American hip hop duo consisting of rappers Royce da 5’9″ (Bad) and Eminem (Evil). It was formed after Royce featured on “Bad Meets Evil” for Eminem’s major label debut The Slim Shady LP (1999). Their discography consists of one extended play and four singles. In 1999, the duo released a double non-album singles, “Nuttin’ to Do” and “Scary Movies”; peaked at 36 on the Hot Rap Songs chart, while the latter peaked at 63 on the UK Singles Chart and was featured on the soundtrack of the 2000 horror comedy parody film Scary Movie.



D12

D12, an initialism for The Dirty Dozen, is an American hip hop group from Detroit, Michigan. D12 has had chart-topping albums in the United States, United Kingdom, and Australia. D12 was formed in 1996, and achieved mainstream success after Eminem rose to international fame. D12 released the album Devil’s Night in 2001 and D12 World in 2004, spawning numerous hits such as “Fight Music”, “Purple Pills”, “My Band”, “How Come” and “Shit on You” throughout that period.



Eminem

Marshall Bruce Mathers III (born October 17, 1972), better known by his stage name Eminem (stylized as EMINƎM) and by his alter ego Slim Shady, is an American rapper, record producer, songwriter and actor. Eminem along with his solo career is a member of his group D12, and also one half of the hip hop duo Bad Meets Evil, with Royce da 5’9″. Eminem is one of the best-selling artists in the world and is the best selling artist of the 2000s. He has been listed and ranked as one of the greatest artists of all time by many magazines, including Rolling Stone magazine which ranked him 82nd on its list of The 100 Greatest Artists of All Time. 



Slaughterhouse

When Crooked I, Joell Ortiz, and Royce da 5’9″ joined Joe Budden on his 2008 mixtape Halfway House, the chemistry on their collaborative track meant “Slaughterhouse” the song would quickly become Slaughterhouse the hip-hop supergroup. Seeing as how Budden, Crooked I, and Ortiz all had issues with their former labels — Def Jam, Death Row, and Aftermath, respectively — other tracks recorded at their initial meeting bypassed the usual music distribution channels and were leaked to the net, including “Move On,” which gave the music press the group’s backstory in song. They recorded their debut album in a mere six days, signed to the E1 label, and released their self-titled debut in 2009.



Yelawolf

Yelawolf is an underground rapper from a small town in the South who found major-label success in 2011. Born Michael Wayne Atha on December 30, 1979, in Gadsden, Alabama, he made his full-length album debut with the independent release Creekwater (2005). He subsequently made the jump to Sony BMG for the release of a promotional single, “Kickin’” (2007). Disillusioned with life on a major label, he returned to the underground rap scene. Newly inspired, he worked to build an audience for himself via MySpace and mixtapes. In 2010, an appearance on Bizarre’s album Friday Night at St Andrews became an early sign that the rapper was aligning himself with Eminem’s Shady label and its family of artists. His signing to the label was announced in 2011, and by the end of the year his official debut, Radioactive, had landed.