This week, we pit two of the D's finest in Eminem and Royce Da 5'9" for "Who Had The Better Verse."
Not a lot of rappers can hold a candle next to Eminem. For nearly 20 years, he built himself a reputation for being a diabolical lyricist. Only a few have been able to square up to Marshall toe-to-toe without crashing and burning. Of those few, one hails from Em's own hometown: Royce Da 5'9".
Both men primed themselves to be marquee emcees by constantly sharpening their lyrical swords. They pushed each other. Every time they joined one another on a track, they each delivered fearsome verses, hoping to outperform the other. Their consummate effort most always resulted in a lyrically-driven rush of adrenaline. The name for the two-headed monster is Bad Meets Evil, officially established in 2011. Under that moniker, Bad (Royce) and Evil (Em) released one album but many classic tracks.
Brace yourself for some of the hardest verses from the elite Motor City emcees on the latest edition of Who Had The Better Verse. We tell you our picks with each recap, but make sure to vote for either Royce or Em on each of the six ensuing songs. Let's see who comes out on top!