Royce Da 5'9" Says Joe Budden Disses Him & Eminem On A New Track
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
Royce Da 5'9" Doesn't Think J. Cole's "Fire Squad" Was An Eminem Diss
It's a combination of rap fans' thirst for beef and media's thirst for clicks that often turns ordinary statements into "shade". In the case of J. Cole's "Fire Squad", the speculation around a line made the rounds before many even heard the song themselves.
iLoveMakonnen Responds To Haters Mocking His Westwood Freestyle, Admits It Was "Trash"
When traveling through London, it's a rite of passage to stop by the studio of Tim Westwood, and if given the chance, kick a freestyle over live-spun beats. Stylistically, the forms that these freestyles take are all over the map, especially over the past year or so, with acts like Migos and Rae Sremmurd moving the art form forward to represent the diversity of the genre today. In some ways, though, those guys also brought the concept back to its true definition, as the spontaneous component of freestyling was often ignored in the years prior.
5 Rappers Who Got Sober
Gucci Mane's gentle post-prison demeanor took many by surprise and even fueled a conspiracy theory that a Gucci clone had been released and the real Guwop was still in prison.
"PRhyme Time" Remix Contest For Royce Da 5'9" & DJ Premier's "Courtesy"
Music fans rejoiced when news broke that Royce Da 5'9" and DJ Premier were teaming up to create PRhyme, a rapper-producer duo as well as the title of their debut album together. With Royce's undeniable wordplay and Premier's adaptation of music from Adrian Younge's catalog and signature scratches, hip-hop enthusiasts are in for a treat, when the album drops on December 9th.
Photos: Big Sean Links Up With Eminem & Royce Da 5'9" In Studio
Big Sean has talked about collaborating with his fellow Detroit emcee, Eminem, for quite some time now. It looks like the two finally locked in studio time together alongside Royce Da 5'9", not to mention, Big Sean also got some solo time in with Royce Da 5'9".
Royce Da 5'9" To Troy Ave: "You Owe Capital STEEZ's Family An Apology"
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.
Classic Rotation: Eminem's "Slim Shady LP"
"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
Who Had The Better Verse: Eminem Vs. Royce Da 5'9"
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" Hints At "PRhyme 2," Requests Features From Kendrick Lamar & Eminem
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".
Royce Da 5'9" Once Turned Down A $250,000 Deal With Dr. Dre
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.
Stream Royce Da 5'9"'s Album "Layers"
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.
Review: Royce da 5’9" and DJ Premier’s "PRhyme"
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.
DJ Premier & Royce Da 5'9" Announce "PRhyme" Album, Reveal Features
Nine days ago, DJ Premier and Royce Da 5'9" appeared together in a brief video that hinted at a joint project entitled "PRhyme." Now, the duo have confirmed that a joint album is on the way and have revealed plans for several high-profile features.
Review: Royce Da 5'9"s "Layers"
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.
Slaughterhouse's Royce Da 5'9" Announces New Solo Album "Layers"
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.
Stream Royce Da 5'9'' & DJ Premier's "PRhyme"
NPR has slowly but surely become a go-to destination for some of the dopest hip-hop around.
Eminem Brings Out Rihanna And Royce Da 5'9" At Lollapalooza
Last night, Eminem returned to Chicago's Lollapalooza for the first time since he headlined in 2011. Closing out Friday's music, he delivered a hit-filled setlist, complete with two surprise guests: Rihanna and Royce da 5'9". Em's "Monster" tourmate joined him onstage for "Love The Way You Lie," "The Monster" and "Stan," and his "Bad Meets Evil" collaborator helped out on "Fast Lane." Watch performance videos of all of those tracks below.
Royce Da 5'9" Reveals His Next Album "Book Of Ryan" Is Basically Done
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.
Slaughterhouse Announces East Coast Tour
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.