Fresh off of his announcing his upcoming album Layers last week, Royce Da 5’9” has blessed us with the first song off of the album. “Tabernacle” has vaguely Christian sound to it, but you can be sure Nickel Nine isn’t doing any preaching.
He raps autobiographical rhymes about how one fateful day convinced him that his path was in hip hop. Storytelling interludes set up different moments in his young career. This won’t be the only revealing track on the album, as Royce told us via email, “I haven’t released a solo album in five years and I’ve been through a lot with my sobriety and different situations; and now it’s time for me to tell my story. Layers is the beginning chapters of me telling my story.”
We definitely excited to hear more from the talented Detroit rapper. Check out the full tracklist for Layers here.
Started learning while the lord put certain people in my life
and the way he started blessing me, uh
I guess before the demons got the best of me
like sneezing was my vice
needless to say that December 29th
is day that I became a believer in fate