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 and songwriter. 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.

Labels

Highlights10

Book of Ryan
 
Book of Ryan is the seventh studio album by American rapper Royce da 5'9".
Dumb
Song
Dumb is a song by musical artist Royce Da 5'9", released on April 20, 2018.
Stay Woke
Song
Stay Woke is a song by musical artist Royce Da 5'9", released on April 13, 2018.
Boblo Boat
Song
Boblo Boat is a song by musical artist Royce Da 5'9", released on March 23, 2018.

Photos - Royce da 5'9"103

Popular Albums27

Album Appearances & References220

Popular Songs23

Song Appearances & References22

Musical Groups3

Minor Film Appearances & References3

Video Game References1

Collaborators & Influencers72

Other Music-Related Relationships4

Commercial & Non-Profit Relationships1

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Videos43

Spotify - Albums & Singles83

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Spotify - Top Tracks10

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

News Articles7

Royce Da 5’9″ And Eminem Release Fast Lane Music Video
  –  July 9, 2018
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Nas Drops the Baton Instead of the Mic on NASIR
  –  June 26, 2018
The Lowdown: In 2016, Nas teased a perennially thirsty fan base with the threat of new music on the appropriately titled standout ... 4:44 and The Book of Ryan by Royce da 5’9”. The Good: Produced by Kanye West, Mike Dean, Plain Pat, Benny Blanco ...
PRhyme concert at Saint Andrews Hall postponed
  –  June 6, 2018
You could say its prime time for Royce da 5’9”. UPDATE: The PRhyme concert Thursday night ... So this is the flipside of it; I’m finally out of the studio and back traveling, releasing music and getting feedback. I prefer recording, but this side ...
Royce Da 5’9” Details The Real Reason Behind The Breakup Of Slaughterhouse
  –  May 13, 2018
Music or non-music my G.” Sitting alongside DJ Premier ... Now, too much of our brains started being involved." Check out a clip of Royce da 5'9 explaining more about Joe Budden, Slaughterhouse and Eminem's role in the group's last album below:
New Music: Royce da 5’9″ feat. Logic – ‘Caterpillar (Remix)’
  –  May 5, 2018
Royce da 5’9″ recently teased a “shut-the-internet-down” verse from Logic. Today (May 4), he unleashes that lengthy rhyme in “Caterpillar (Remix),” a bonus cut from his latest LP, Book of Ryan. While Royce’s verses remain the same, Logic ...
The Listening Room: The Temptations, Shinedown, Royce Da 5’9”, Leon Bridges and more...
  –  May 4, 2018
Checking out this week’s new music releases... • Album of the Week ... “Other Arrangements” (Okrahoma); Royce Da 5’9”, “Book Of Ryan” (Urban/eOne); Shinedown, “Attention Attention” (Atlantic); Also Out: Joey Alexander, “Eclipse ...
Exclusive: Royce da 5’9” Reveals Eminem & Logic Collaborations
  –  April 27, 2018
Royce da 5’9″ is reloaded. Fresh off the release of last month’s ... I’m thinking right, I’m sharp, and I’m not stuck in a chamber where I’m just making dark music. I’m sober and able to be as introspective as possible.

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