Royce Da 5'9" News

Royce Da 5'9" Announces North American Tour Dates
Royce Da 5'9" Announces North American Tour Dates Apr 27, 2016 at 02:54pm
Royce Da 5'9" is getting ready to take his new album, Layers, on the road. The tour actually kicks off tomorrow in Vancouver, BC, so we're getting up these dates just in time. Royce isn't leaving any cities behind, both in Canada and the U.S., he's got the fans covered. The first leg of the tour is dedicated to Canadian cities, following which, around June, Royce will make his way to the States. Take a look at the complete list of tour dates below.
Review: Royce Da 5'9"s "Layers"
Review: Royce Da 5'9"s "Layers" Apr 20, 2016 at 01:31pm
For someone who's been in the game since 1999, Royce Da 5'9" has had a hard time getting his full life story down on wax. His first five albums were more than enough to show his considerable rapping abilities, but were recorded when he was still a precariously functioning alcoholic, known to down a liter and a half of Patron per day.
Stream Royce Da 5'9"'s Album "Layers"
Stream Royce Da 5'9"'s Album "Layers" Apr 11, 2016 at 11:42am
Royce Da 5'9" is treating fans to an early stream of his new album, Layers, which doesn't actually hit digital retailers until Arpil 15th. This should help with the Monday blues. 
Staff Picks Playlist (April 8)
Staff Picks Playlist (April 8) Apr 8, 2016 at 04:34pm
Friday, need I say more? It's been a pretty tame Friday new-music-wise, but our homie Tory Lanez shook things up with the premiere of his A$AP Ferg collaboration "Line Up The Flex." While some focus on a potential diss to Drake, we're focusing on just how great this record will be for the Friday turn-up. Do yourself a favor and add it to your playlist, or, you can totally use our playlist and just call it your own.
Royce Da 5'9" Reveals His Next Album "Book Of Ryan" Is Basically Done
Royce Da 5'9" Reveals His Next Album "Book Of Ryan" Is Basically Done Mar 31, 2016 at 03:23pm
We recently sat down with Royce Da 5’9” for an illuminating interview (seriously, go check it out), and among all the wisdom that Nickel Nine distributed he acknowledged that this next album is nearly finished, despite not even having dropped Layers yet. It will be called Book of Ryan.
Who Had The Better Verse: Eminem Vs. Royce Da 5'9"
Who Had The Better Verse: Eminem Vs. Royce Da 5'9" Mar 17, 2016 at 06:15pm
Not a lot of rappers can hold a candle next to Eminem. For nearly 20 years, he built himself a reputation for being a diabolical lyricist. Only a few have been able to square up to Marshall toe-to-toe without crashing and burning. Of those few, one hails from Em's own hometown: Royce Da 5'9".
Royce Da 5'9" Once Turned Down A $250,000 Deal With Dr. Dre
Royce Da 5'9" Once Turned Down A $250,000 Deal With Dr. Dre Mar 10, 2016 at 01:11pm
Royce Da 5’9” is gearing up to release Layers in April, and sat down for a quick interview with Complex to discuss his past and where’s at in his career. The Detroit rappers speaks on his sobriety, his friendship with Eminem, and more. We’ve broken down the highlights for y’all below.
Royce Da 5'9" To Troy Ave: "You Owe Capital STEEZ's Family An Apology"
Royce Da 5'9" To Troy Ave: "You Owe Capital STEEZ's Family An Apology" Mar 4, 2016 at 05:21pm
The hip hop community is still debating whether or not Troy Ave took it too far by dissing the late Capital STEEZ on his diss record against Joey Bada$$. While Joey hasn’t responded on record, a few people in the hip hop community have taken the time to speak out against the line in a more serious manner. Royce Da 5’9” did just that at Complex today.
Slaughterhouse's Royce Da 5'9" Announces New Solo Album "Layers"
Slaughterhouse's Royce Da 5'9" Announces New Solo Album "Layers" Feb 26, 2016 at 02:04pm
Good news for Slaughterhouse fans, although maybe not exactly the news we’ve been hoping for. Slaughterhouse leader Royce Da 5’9” has announced his sixth solo studio album Layers. It will be released on April 15th of this year under Bad Half Entertainment.
De La Soul, Pro Era & More To Perform At J Dilla Weekend 2016
De La Soul, Pro Era & More To Perform At J Dilla Weekend 2016 Jan 7, 2016 at 10:01am
New Era and Ma Dukes (J Dilla’s mom) have unveiled the full lineup for the upcoming J Dilla Weekend 2016, honoring the late beatmaker and emcee. This is the second J Dilla weekend, after the event in 2015 was deemed a “resounding success” by the organizers. The event will take place in Miami, Florida, at a to be determined venue.
Royce Da 5'9" Hints At "PRhyme 2," Requests Features From Kendrick Lamar & Eminem
Royce Da 5'9" Hints At "PRhyme 2," Requests Features From Kendrick Lamar & Eminem Sep 26, 2015 at 08:43pm
Royce Da 5'9" has decided to conceptualize another new project with DJ Premier on Twitter today. He started out by launching the hashtag, "#PRhymeTWO," before hitting Premier with some motivation, writing "I need to let these ideas out my brain bruh." From there, he called out to Kendrick Lamar, Eminem, and The Game, looking for potential collaborators -- "real lyricists" who are "ready to spar". 
Slaughterhouse Announces East Coast Tour
Slaughterhouse Announces East Coast Tour Aug 27, 2015 at 03:06pm
With Slaughterhouse' Glasshouse finished up and presumably coming soon, the gang decided it was time to announce a new tour, kicking off in New York City on September 21.
Royce Da 5'9" Says Joe Budden Disses Him & Eminem On A New Track
Royce Da 5'9" Says Joe Budden Disses Him & Eminem On A New Track Aug 18, 2015 at 05:29pm
Joe Budden is currently gearing up to release his album All Love Lost on September 25th, and shortly after that, his group Slaughterhouse will release their just-completed album (although a release date hasn't yet been announced). Here's something that may throw a wrench in the plans, though: according to fellow Slaughterhouse member Royce Da 5'9", Budden's album includes a track on which he disses Royce and their Shady Records b
Classic Rotation: Eminem's "Slim Shady LP"
Classic Rotation: Eminem's "Slim Shady LP" Feb 23, 2015 at 04:26pm
"In my entire career in the music industry, I have never found anything from a demo tape or a CD. When Jimmy played [Eminem’s demo], I said, 'Find him. Now.'” -Dr. Dre
Review: Royce da 5’9" and DJ Premier’s "PRhyme"
Review: Royce da 5’9" and DJ Premier’s "PRhyme" Dec 13, 2014 at 10:43am
When Royce da 5’9” and DJ Premier announced that they’d be making an entire project together, hip-hop heads everywhere got excited. Premier is a legendary figure in hip-hop and Royce is widely revered for his ability to spit quality bars. With three years having passed since Royce’s last project, he’s still managed to remain active with work related to Slaughterhouse and Shady. Premier’s name will be relevant in hip hop discussions no matter what.