Hell: The Sequel EP - Bad Meets Evil
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  • Band members: Eminem, Royce da 5'9"
  • Summary: The hip-hop duo from Detroit consists of rappers Royce da 5'9" and Eminem.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. Jun 30, 2011
    83
    This is a labor of love Eminem clearly made for himself and an old friend who unleashed his inner beast. As he does on seemingly every album, Eminem makes noise here about retiring; for the first time in forever, that actually seems like a bad idea.
  2. 83
    The pair spew acid-tongued battle raps that shout down 
celebrities (Lady Gaga and 
 Justin Bieber join the hit 
 list with 
 obsessive conviction, but the Bruno Mars-produced pop 
 nugget ''Lighters'' makes the rest of Hell: The Sequel's dark leanings more fulfilling.
  3. Aug 4, 2011
    80
    If you've ever found yourself pouring over the lyrics to a Eminem or Royce song, trying to break down each metaphor and punchline, you'll eat Hell up.
  4. The lyricism is impressive, and it's easy to get lost in it, but--some very noteworthy highlights aside--once that wears off, it's unlikely you'll return to Hell all that often.
  5. Jun 14, 2011
    70
    Throughout his career, Mr. Mathers has given props to his Detroit hip-hop clan and spoken of his interactions, but his discography has been somewhat light on examples. Past the Mars cut, Hell: The Sequel helps right that wrong, providing the welcome sound of Shady meets the streets.
  6. Jun 15, 2011
    60
    Their balance of humor and lyrical precision isn't as persistently dope as it was originally, but with one release they've already solidified themselves as one of the better duos in hip-hop, as they should be. I'm really happy about this.
  7. Jun 28, 2011
    60
    The duo's sinister raps are as shockingly impressive as they are morally disturbing.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 35 out of 39
  2. Negative: 0 out of 39
  1. Mar 22, 2015
    10
    10/10 ................................................................................................................................................
  2. Dec 24, 2013
    10
    I love pretty much everything about this album. He teams up with another awesome rapper and the songs are out of control (in a good way) withI love pretty much everything about this album. He teams up with another awesome rapper and the songs are out of control (in a good way) with all the lyrics and it just makes you feel bad@$$ when you're listening to them. This is definitely one of his best albums and I love everything about it! Expand
  3. Jun 14, 2011
    10
    I wonder why people don't like "Lighters". You guys don't expect the album to be Horrorcore/Hardcore all through, there should be a chill outI wonder why people don't like "Lighters". You guys don't expect the album to be Horrorcore/Hardcore all through, there should be a chill out moment and "Lighters" is the perfect song. The Lyrics are really deep and meaningful. Expand
  4. Aug 27, 2011
    9
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. This is an interesting side project by Eminem. At first I was hesitant to get the album. But After Hearing the CD in a cab ride through downtown Philly ---I was sold. Good songs, good features, solid overall CD Expand
  5. Jun 14, 2011
    8
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. In 2001, Ryan Montgomery looked poise to be the next big thing in the hip-hop world. Having created buzz by being Eminemâ Expand
  6. Jun 6, 2012
    8
    Lighters Is Amazing!
    Overall His Best Album In Years! MASSIVE STEP UP!
  7. Aug 9, 2012
    4
    Some songs are so unbelievably off-beat, I couldn't hear to that **** Other songs like the singles "Fast Lane" or "Lighters" are very goodSome songs are so unbelievably off-beat, I couldn't hear to that **** Other songs like the singles "Fast Lane" or "Lighters" are very good rapped and also the highlights of the album. The residual album is disappointing rubbish. A million of swear words and some songs, where they're only grumble about women or fans. Other songs don't have choruses, which are extremely important for me. Poor album. Expand

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