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PostSubject: Eminem And Royce Weren't 'Focused' On Hitting #1 -- But They Did   Wed Jun 22, 2011 8:24 pm

'I knew it had the potential,' Royce Da 5'9" tells MTV News after Bad Meets Evil's Hell: The Sequel tops Billboard albums chart.



Eminem should be used to the #1 spot by now, but it's all new to partner-in-rhyme Royce Da 5'9". On Wednesday, Em and Royce's Bad Meets Evil EP, Hell: The Sequel, topped the Billboard albums chart, selling almost 171,000 copies in its first week, making it Nickel Nine's first time in the top spot.


"You know I ain't never sold no records," Royce said to MTV News, laughing. "I knew it had the potential. I just really was more focused on the whole 'critically acclaimed' thing, and I think we achieved that. I'm only hearing good things about how people feel about the album."

From the onset, both Royce and Em stated that Hell: The Sequel wasn't made with commercial aspirations. Instead, the duo — who first released an independent single (featuring "Scary Movies," 'Nuthin' to Do" and "I'm King") in 1999 — looked to rekindle the lyrical chemistry that they harnessed 12 years ago.

"I think it's great for an artist of Eminem's stature to do a project like this, especially with a dude like me," Royce reinforced. "And to only focus on lyrics and not worry about performance or radio or nothing like that. To go in there spitting, I think, is refreshing to hip-hop."

Though radio wasn't the goal, Royce remains optimistic that the EP's next single, "Lighters," which features Bruno Mars, will ensure the continued success of Hell: The Sequel.

"I definitely think that 'Lighters' is gonna be the record that is gonna carry the sales into something even bigger than what the first week was. Because of a record like 'Lighters' and what it's doing on radio right now, the first-week sales aren't even an indicator of where we're going to end up after we close up with this project," he said.
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PostSubject: Re: Eminem And Royce Weren't 'Focused' On Hitting #1 -- But They Did   Wed Jun 22, 2011 9:41 pm

Hell the Sequel wasn't made for sell..but it actually does..and the ft with Bruno Mars was just a brilliant idea,in my opinion Cool
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PostSubject: Re: Eminem And Royce Weren't 'Focused' On Hitting #1 -- But They Did   Wed Jun 22, 2011 11:40 pm

They even get number 1 when they aren't concentrating on it, Two legends
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PostSubject: Re: Eminem And Royce Weren't 'Focused' On Hitting #1 -- But They Did   Thu Jun 23, 2011 2:04 am

Eminem wrote:
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You're right! I used to think Royce has a worse flow than Em's..but i was soooo wrong Very Happy
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