On This Day, 5 Years Ago, Eminem and Royce 5’9″ Released “Fast Lane” Music Video


On this day, exactly 5 years ago (June 8, 2011) , Eminem and Royce Da 5’9″ aka Bad Meets Evil released the music video of “Fast Lane,” directed by James Larese of collective group Syndrome.

A 40-second video teaser was released on May 27, 2011, on Eminem’s YouTube channel, which shows the part of the video during the first time the chorus plays, confirming Sly Jordan’s appearance in the video and the use of cartoon animation.

In an interview with Bootleg Kev, Royce da 5’9″ revealed that a lot of the ideas for the animated visuals featured in the music video were Eminem’s ideas. The video was first expected to release on May 31, 2011. However, the date was delayed.

The video premiered on June 8, 2011, at noon EST on VEVO and Bad Meets Evil’s official website. It features animated visuals of the lyrics and kinetic typography of some lyrics, with the duo rapping in a warehouse-like setting.