Kid Vishis: “There will never be another Bad Meets Evil.”
Kid Vishis, who is Royce Da 5’9’s younger brother, was recently asked which emcee he’d select to be his partner-in-rhyme in his own version of Bad Meets Evil, the duo that includes Eminem and Royce.
“There will never be another Bad Meets Evil,” Vishis said in an interview with HotNewHipHop. “The chemistry and talent mix of Royce and Eminem can’t be duplicated. I just want to make my own lane and have people asking about me with the great level of respect that people have for Royce and Eminem, but for different reasons other than them being family.”
Eminem remained a part of the conversation when Vishis was asked who he would like to collaborate with.
“I want to collaborate with Eminem, Jay Z, and Nas before my career ends, [hopefully] over a Dr. Dre, Timbaland, Just Blaze, or Mr. Porter production,” Vishis said. “I would feel on top of the world if I could pull any one of those off. Couldn’t nobody tell me nothin’! Always been big fans of the undeniable rap legends and have always been influenced by them so it would be a true honor to work with the O.G’s.”
Recently, Vishis spoke with HipHopDX about his debut album, Timing Is Everything and Eminem’s involvement in Battle Rap.
“‘Total Slaughter’ is the new big thing in Battle Rap. It’s like a battle league on steroids [laughs]. I think it’s really elevating the battle scene and will continue much more as years go on…I’d love to see Arsonal versus Hollow. Arsonal is on a tear right now, so it would be a rematch from when they went at it at the Fight Klub event and Arsonal won. That would be the most disrespectful match of the century and I guarantee it [laughs]…Now Eminem versus Hollow da Don [laughs]? Yeah, right. Whoever said that was clearly making shit up. Em would destroy any battle rapper. If Joe Budden didn’t drop the mic, Joe would’ve won the battle against Hollow. But Hollow is the truth though, real talk. He just not on that level with those guys.”
In 2011, Bad Meets Evil’s Hell: The Sequel earned a 4 out of 5 X rating on HipHopDX.
“They may have gone through Hell separately,” DX said at the time, “but it’s Hip-Hop Heaven when they’re together.”