RapRadar’s Best Albums of 2011: #5 Bad Meets Evil’s Hell: The Sequel
If lyricism made a resurgence last year, much of the credit can go to Bad Meets Evil and their EP, Hell: The Sequel. Havoc’s haunting crackle sets the tone with “Welcome 2 Hell”. “Fast Lane” ups the ante with Royce and Em battling for lyrical supremacy. Em keeps it G on “Above The Law”, (“I’m trying to stay on fire, so you know if I hate fuckin’ water sprinklers I don’t love the hoes”) with Royce following suit, (“Baby I’m lawless, you couldn’t burn me if you threw acid on me”). The duo lighten the mood on “Everything” and illuminate spirits with “Lighters”. Come to think about it, Hell might not be such a bad place after all.