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Eminem & Royce Da 5’9″ in 1998 (Video)

blame it on Shake May 19, 2009

But a young spring chicken back in 1998, UGHH’s CEO Quest tests the high waters of big things to come as he ventures into the bowels of the since extinct Club Hibernia in the heart of downtown Boston to garner attention for an UndergroundHipHop.com website he was just beginning to develop at the time. Using his 8mm camera, the valiant young entrepreneur captures Eminem 10 years ago in the first video interview ever conducted with the then blossoming vanilla boy wonder. Tagged on to the end of this twelve minute time-capsule, a highly intoxicated Royce Da 5’9″ accompanies Eminem in the basement of Boston’s infamous Middle East nightclub to discuss the origins of Bad Meets Evil, their collaboration for the then newly released Slim Shady LP. Eminem’s manager Paul Rosenberg reminds Eminem of having met Quest / UGHH before the Slim Shady LP release in another section of the city, to which Eminem (whose ego has exponentially expanded) exclaims, “Before we were dicks. Now we’re BIG DICKS!”

I have to say, I’m still really disappointed to this day that we never got a full out Bad Meets Evil project. And ever if there was a chance we got one now I’d still be disappointed; as it wouldn’t be the same.