Royce da 5'9"

Royce da 5'9"

 

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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 About.com 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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Highlights10

The Bar
Album
The Bar is an album by musical artist Royce Da 5'9", released on August 25, 2017.
Barely Human
Song
Barely Human is a song by musical artist Royce Da 5'9", released on August 9, 2017.
The Bar Exam 4
Album
The Bar Exam 4 is an album by musical artist Royce Da 5'9", released on June 23, 2017.
 
Bad Meets Evil
 

Photos - Royce da 5'9"101

Popular Albums25

Album Appearances & References195

Popular Songs18

Song Appearances & References17

Musical Groups2

Minor Film Appearances & References2

Video Game References1

Collaborators & Influencers69

Other Music-Related Relationships4

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Videos39

Spotify - Albums & Singles77

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Spotify - Top Tracks10

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

News Articles9

Hip Hop Week In Review: Hip Hop Halloween, Tyrese & Eminem
  –  November 6, 2017
Em is scheduled to perform new music on Saturday Night Live on November 18 when ... Well, PRhyme 2 is actually next, but me and Royce [Da 5’9] share PRhyme Records.”
Royce Da 5’9’s Upset AF Over His City Blessing Bardi: “I Love Cardi B – But She Don’t Know Sh*t About The Spirit Of Detroit”
  –  October 31, 2017
Slaughterhouse’s Royce Da 5’9 needs some answers. The hip-hop veteran has come forward ... to single out Motown and question why his city isn’t acknowledging local music natives. “Detroit, when are y’all gonna cut it out with the goofy sh*t?
Royce Da 5’9” Calls Out Music Industry For Awarding Cardi B With The Spirit Of Detroit Award
  –  October 31, 2017
Royce da 5’9” may be a fan of Cardi B as an up-and-coming talent in the rap game, but he isn’t too happy about her latest achievement. After the Bronx native revealed that she had received the Spirit of Detroit Award, Royce recorded a video message ...
Faulkner Debuts Scorching New Single 'Hot Streak' Via Just Jared Premiere
  –  October 27, 2017
what a hot streak" - PureGrainAudio FAULKNER have been lighting up the music scene with their unique sounds and ... energy seamlessly following our collaborations with RZA and Royce Da 5'9". This is the first song we started off as a production duo with ...
Kxng Crooked Drops ‘Good Vs. Evil 2: The Red Empire’ Album Cover, Tracklist
  –  October 27, 2017
From the production to the content to the music sequencing to the artwork everything is designed to provoke thought. And the shit slaps too!” On the Royce Da 5'9"-assisted track, "Truth (Why You Mad)," Crooked spits about the evils of consumerism.
How the Internet Allowed a Rapper’s “Window” to Never Completely Close
  –  October 26, 2017
Music is always moving ahead in search of the next big moment ... Where once upon a time the window was unforgiving of any missteps, artists like Royce da 5’9", The Cool Kids, Don Trip and Starlito, and Blu no longer need a major label.
New Music: KXNG Crooked & Royce Da 5’9 – Truth (Why You Mad)
  –  October 26, 2017
50% of Slaughterhouse combine as KXNG Crooked gets an assist from Royce Da 5’9 for his new single “Truth (Why You Mad)”. This is the lead single from his upcoming solo project, Good Vs Evil 2: The Red Empire, which hits stores on December 8th.
Royce Da 5'9" Puts Eminem Haters On Blast
  –  October 25, 2017
Royce Da 5'9" lays down the law. It's been a minute since Eminem dropped ... Royce tells the haters if anyone wants to hear his views on politics, they can listen to his music. "I'm proud to call Em my friend, and if you have a problem with me supporting ...
Eminem's Presidential Dis Wasn't The Only Political Statement At BET Hip Hop Awards
  –  October 11, 2017
Delivered during the BET Hip Hop Awards, his a cappella verse — prerecorded in a nondescript Detroit parking garage with comrades like rapper Royce Da 5'9" backing him — picked ... booty-shake music and referenced his legal battle over a historic ...

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