Royce da 5'9"

Royce da 5'9"



Ryan Daniel Montgomery (born July 5, 1977), better known by his stage name Royce da 5′9″, is an American rapper from Detroit, Michigan. He is best known for his longtime association with Eminem as well as his solo career, recording primarily with producers Carlos "6 July" Broady and DJ Premier, as well as ghostwriting for the likes of Diddy and Dr. Dre. Royce is one half of the rap duo Bad Meets Evil with Eminem, one quarter of the hip hop group Slaughterhouse with Joe Budden, Joell Ortiz and Crooked I, and one half of the hip hop group PRhyme with DJ Premier. The editors of ranked him No. 30 on their list of the Top 50 MCs of Our Time (1987–2007).[4]

In an interview with DJ Vlad on YouTube, Royce stated that his only early stage name prior to the "Royce" nickname was R-Dog, which "didn't even last a year".[5] He moved to Oak Park, Michigan when he was 10 years old, later acquiring the nickname "Royce" during high school after wearing a Turkish link chain with an R pendant resembling the Rolls Royce symbol. Royce's name comes from his height, 5 feet 9 inches. However, the numbers have been in his life numerous times as he "found his calling" as a rapper in 1995 and in his song "Tabernacle" he discusses his grandmother dying on the fifth floor of a hospital and his first son being born on the ninth. Similar instances suggest that his name has numerous meanings besides his height. He started rapping at age 18, influenced mainly by Ras Kass, Redman, Tupac Shakur, The Notorious B.I.G., Esham, Detroit's Most Wanted, and N.W.A.[6]

He signed his first deal in 1998 with Tommy Boy Records, the label offering him $1 million compared to Dr. Dre's Aftermath Entertainment, who offered him $250,000 and unlimited beats—what Royce expressed as his "biggest regret" in a March 2016 interview with Complex.[7] After Tommy Boy Records shut down, he signed a deal with Columbia and Game Recordings where he started recording an album called Rock City, referring to Detroit's former status as home to Motown Records. When the project was heavily bootlegged, Royce left the label for Koch to re-record some of the album, eventually releasing it in 2002 as Rock City (Version 2.0). While the album did not sell very well, the DJ Premier-produced single "Boom" gained Royce some underground recognition and eventually resulted in the two working together more closely.



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Faulkner Release Their Debut LP 'Pariahs,' 2/9
  –  January 8, 2018
enthralling the attention of Royce Da 5'9" (Eminem) who went on to co-write and feature on 'Keep Your Enemies Closer.' With millions of views on their first music video "Revolutionary" and over 3+ mm streams on Spotify this week alone, FAULKNER is poised ...
Hip Hop Week In Review: Nicki Minaj, Nas & Ringing In 2018
  –  January 7, 2018
2018 is here and that means a wave of new music is upon us. DX has compiled a list of 18 ... including a new album from the late Phife Dawg as well as LPs from Lil Wayne and Royce Da 5’9. One person who is bringing his antics with him into 2018 is ...
Coachella & Governors Ball 2018 Lineups Continue R&B and Hip-Hop Takeover, Bands Get Pushed Aside
  –  January 5, 2018
So whether or not you're a fan of R&B and rap music, it seems like we all have no choice but to buckle up, sit back and enjoy this exciting change. Next up, check out this classic interview where Eminem and Royce Da 5'9" reflect on reuniting at Bonnaroo ...
Elton John & Eminem Discuss Modern Rap, Politics, Drugs & More
  –  December 31, 2017
Cole, Kendrick Lamar, Joyner Lucas, Tech N9ne and Royce da 5’9” are doing “great stuff” right now. Surprisingly, Elton John also agrees with Eminem’s opinion about Tech N9ne, revealing that he “loves” his music. When the topic switches to ...
Ryan Montgomery Kicks Off the New Year in Nashville at "The Castle" Recording Vocals for Debut EP
  –  January 2, 2018
In order to fine-tune his vocals, Ryan Montgomery has been working with one of the world’s top vocal coaches, Renee Grant-Williams, who has coached some of country and pop music’s top artists including: Garth Brooks, Tim McGraw, Keith Urban ...
Ryan Montgomery Set to Play BB&T Center
  –  November 27, 2017
Sponsored by Gold Coast Beverage Company, the Pucks & Pints Beerfest plans to showcase over 16 breweries allowing guests 21 and over to sample beer, listen to live country music by Ryan Montgomery and watch the CATS defend home ice vs the Colorado Avalanche.

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