Me and Shady deaded the past so
That basically resurrected my cashflow

from Bad Meets Evil – Fast Lane Lyrics on Rap Genius


Em and Royce were beefing in the past over a line that was taken as a diss on Em’s Anger Management mixtape. Where Royce says ‘fuck anger management, i need to manage my anger…’ or something along those lines. Em and his crew took it as a diss. As a result there was a falling out. However before dying, Proof was able to help straighten things out (or they did it alone, since Em' talks about punching Royce in the face after Proof’s death) , and Em and Royce are back on solid grounds having ‘deaded’ the past ! Which inevitably resurrected Royce’s bank account too.


Eminems Verse on Difficult about punching someone in the face was not necessarily about Royce. It could be, but it’s not really clear.

The beef they had was mainly between Royce and D12, Eminem never really got involved that much, he just stopped speaking to Royce. Before Proof died they worked things out. After his death the rest of D12 reconciled and went on tour with him. It was Kuniva who tried to persuade Em to reconcile.

Em and Royce talk about this in this interview, at around 00.40 min.

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