- "What's Good? I'm bad, he's Evil"
- —Royce on Slim Shady
Before Shady, Ryan Daniel Montgomery was a kid on the streets of Detroit, rapping as well as racking up his own criminal record. Eventually Royce found his partner in crime when he met, Slim Shady. Collaborating with him and his friend Marshall in their group Eminem. After they hit it big with The Slim Shady LP, Royce moved out with them to help them with music until, Marshall was arrested and dropped from his label. With Shady and him, having few legs to stand on they starting focusing on their criminal career, now officially under the name Bad Meets Evil.