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

46:07 (deluxe edition)

Label Shady, Aftermath, Interscope
Producer Eminem (also exec.), Mr. Porter (also exec.) , Havoc (Mobb Deep), Magnedo7, Supa Dups, Jason "JG" Gilbert, Sid Roams, Bangladesh, Sonti "branNu" Brown, The Smeezingtons, Battle Roy, Tony "56" Jackson, DJ Khalil
Bad Meets Evil chronology
Eminem - Recovery Hell The Sequel 000MMLP2
(2010) (2011) (2013)
Singles from Hell: The Sequel
Fast Lane
H Sequel Deluxe

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. The EP focuses on hardcore hip hop and midwest 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 ListingEdit

Deluxe EditionEdit

Sample creditsEdit

  • "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 vocalsEdit

  • "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.