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  • Artist(s): Eminem, Royce da 5'9"
  • Summary: The hip-hop duo from Detroit consists of rappers Royce da 5'9" and Eminem.
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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. Jun 21, 2011
    73
    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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  1. Positive: 48 out of 53
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  1. Jun 14, 2011
    10
    Awesome album. Way better than "All 6's and 7's". I feel that this may not sell as much as it should, definitely will be underrated! FavoriteAwesome album. Way better than "All 6's and 7's". I feel that this may not sell as much as it should, definitely will be underrated! Favorite tracks are Take From Me, Fast Lane, Lighters, Echo, Loud Noises, and I'm On Everything. Expand
  2. Mar 22, 2015
    10
    10/10 ................................................................................................................................................
  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. Apr 23, 2015
    9
    Eminem and his old friend Royce da 59 reunite on that impressive album, a sequel from the bad meets evil song on Slim Shady LP. The lyrics areEminem and his old friend Royce da 59 reunite on that impressive album, a sequel from the bad meets evil song on Slim Shady LP. The lyrics are great, the beats are great, Em is great and Royce is great! Expand
  5. NJR
    Jun 15, 2011
    8
    Let me start off by saying this is easily the nicest Em has been for around 9 years. The EP is VERY good, lyrically it is brilliant and bothLet me start off by saying this is easily the nicest Em has been for around 9 years. The EP is VERY good, lyrically it is brilliant and both dudes flows are near perfect most of the time. The strongest track is by far and away Fast Lane, maybe because it's the only flawless track on the EP. However, there are a few problems, the awful choruses are one, and the scattershot production another. Don't get me wrong, as single tracks all of the beats are great but they don't come together very well on the EP. The most obvious flaw is Lighters, not because it's too commercial etc. but because that is not what Bad Meets Evil are, it's a huge contradiction, usually I love a bit of introspectiveness but it's not what I want from this duo. Em can save that crap for his next album, I don't think I have ever heard Royce sound so out of place and uncomfortable. Overall though very impressed by how these two got straight back at it after 10 years, especially Em seeing how weak he has been lately with Recovery, Relapse etc. If they had gone in to the studio saying they were going to make a full blown album and spend as much time as possible on it then we may have had a classic on our hands, but it has served it's purpose in bringing the excitement for Shady records to fever-pitch, 7.75 for me so i'll give it an 8. Expand
  6. Mar 3, 2014
    8
    Loved this EP, the lyrics and flow on every song was unique and felt original. Nearly 3 years after it's release, Hell: The Sequel still hasLoved this EP, the lyrics and flow on every song was unique and felt original. Nearly 3 years after it's release, Hell: The Sequel still has you rewinding each track, trying to catch each punchline or reference. Production hasn't grown on me that much and still sounds a bit bland on some tracks. Wouldn't say no to a full length LP or another EP from Bad Meets Evil. Expand
  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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