Bad Meets Evil returns. Royce da 5’9″ and Eminem reunite in the video for “Caterpillar.” In the mostly black-and-white clip, directed by Syndrome, the Detroit MCs go back and forth trading rapid-fire rhymes, while King Green provides the hook.
“The basic theme the song is, ‘Don’t disrespect the caterpillar to praise the butterfly,'” Royce recently told Rap-Up. “Marshall falls a little bit more into that category than I do, but both us are caterpillars. A lot times, you’ll praise these guys but gotta tear us down…But where do you think his style came from?”
A remix to “Caterpillar” featuring Logic will be included as a bonus track on Royce’s seventh solo album Book Ryan, which drops at midnight. “He’s spitting that brutal honesty and he spit for like 50-something bars,” revealed Royce. “It’s one those shut-the-internet-down-for-a-couple--days verses for sure. I’m proud him for that one.”
In addition to Eminem and Logic, Book Ryan also includes appearances from J. Cole (“Boblo Boat“), Pusha T, Fabolous, Jadakiss, T-Pain, and Boogie.
“I just want the fans to hear my evolution as an artist as well as me as a man and learn from my mistakes,” said Royce. “I think they got a little bit that with Layers, but Book Ryan is me letting it all out.”