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 and songwriter 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.



Book of Ryan
Book of Ryan is the upcoming seventh studio album by American rapper Royce da 5'9", set to be released on May 4, 2018 through Royce's own label Heaven Studios and E1 Music..
Stay Woke
Stay Woke is a song by musical artist Royce Da 5'9", released on April 13, 2018.
PRhyme 2
PRhyme 2 is the second studio album by American hip hop duo PRhyme, consisting of Royce da 5'9" and DJ Premier.
Boblo Boat
Boblo Boat is a song by musical artist Royce Da 5'9", released on March 2, 2018.

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Royce Da 5'9's "Book Of Ryan" Is His Most Important Album Yet
  –  April 13, 2018
Royce Da 5'9" is on the verge of delivering his magnum opus ... Those who really listen to your music comfortably place you among the elites. Top tier lyrically, top tier in the game. Do you really feel like you’re still underrated?
Watch the Official Music Video for Eminem’s “Detroit vs. Everybody” ft. Royce Da 5’9″, Big Sean, Danny Brown, Dej Loaf & Trick Trick
  –  April 10, 2018
Pulled from the Shady XV compilation that spotlighted various artists who left their mark on Shady Records since it was founded in 1999, we now get the visuals for Eminem’s posse cut “Detroit vs. Everybody.” Featuring Royce Da 5’9″, Big Sean ...
Big Sean Played a Big Part in Royce da 5'9" and J. Cole's "Boblo Boat" Collab
  –  April 3, 2018
We have Big Sean to thank for the existence of Royce da 5'9" and J. Cole's "Boblo Boat ... Cole asked him to play some of his new music. "He came through and I thought he was just going to use the studio—I was about to leave," Royce said.
Big Sean Helped Royce Da 5'9" & J. Cole Get Together For "Boblo Boat"
  –  April 2, 2018
Royce Da 5'9" reveals how he and J. Cole collaborated ... While Royce was getting ready to leave the studio, Cole inquired about hearing some new music from him which ultimate led to their collaboration on "Boblo Boat." "He came through and I thought ...
Statik Selektah Teams up With Action Bronson & Joey Bada$$ on “Beautiful Life”
  –  April 2, 2018
Featuring the producer’s signature old-school funk/jazz-influenced sound, the single is the first to be released off Selektah’s forthcoming album Lucky 7, dropping July 7 via Showoff Records/Duck Down Music ... Bamz, Royce Da 5’9″, Elle Varner ...
Big Sean Helped J. Cole & Royce Da 5'9" Link Up For The Studio Session That Became “Boblo Boat”
  –  April 2, 2018
Royce Da 5’9” shared a rare guest feature from J ... He was like, ‘Yo, let me hear something. You got some music or something that you’re working on?’ I played him a few things, he started playing me some beats. One thing led to another and ...
10 Best Rap Releases of the Month: March 2018
  –  March 30, 2018
He admits that when he plays his music back "all I hear is mistakes" on "Such Is Life ... Prhyme, Prhyme 2 "Sometimes I feel like I'm stuck in the wrong motherfuckin' era," claims Royce Da 5'9" alongside Dave East on "Era." It's a curious complaint ...
New Music: Royce da 5’9” feat. J. Cole – ‘Boblo Boat’
  –  March 23, 2018
Royce da 5’9” takes a trip down memory lane with J. Cole on “Boblo Boat,” the first single off Royce’s upcoming album, Book of Ryan. Over a soulful instrumental, produced by Cool & Dre and 808 Ray, the Detroit MC reflects on childhood memories in ...
PRhyme (DJ Premier & Royce da 5'9") Are Helping People, Having Fun, and Hanging With Joaquin Phoenix
  –  March 16, 2018
Royce da 5’9”: I started doing a lot of thinking back on things that ... Essentially, the same thing happened to me when I got in the music business: I almost got chewed up and spit out. It was just like, we pull you in, we treat you like you’re ...
Preview DJ Premier and Royce Da 5’9 New Album ‘PRhyme 2’ [LISTEN]
  –  March 8, 2018
Hip-Hop purists rejoice, the DJ Premier and Royce Da 5’9 duo known as PRhyme are only days away from releasing their latest project, PRhyme 2, but today you’ll be able to listen to the album before it’s release date courtesy of NPR Music. Ever since ...
New Music: Forever M.C. & It’s Different feat. DMX, Royce Da 5’9”, KXNG Crooked, & Statik Selektah – ‘King Kong’
  –  February 24, 2018
The rapper-producer combo of Forever M.C. and It’s Different taps an all-star cast of lyricists for “King Kong,” the latest single from their upcoming compilation, which features DMX, Royce Da 5’9″, KXNG Crooked, and Statik Selektah. Crooked ...

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