Royce Da 5’9 should not need any introduction to anyone. So it should be of no surprise that he is preparing to release his most personal project to date this year. Layers will mark his 6th solo effort and comes on the heels of the critically acclaimed collaborative effort PRhyme with DJ Premier. The album will be released on April 15th and is distributed under his own Bad Half Entertainment imprint.
The lead single from the album “Tabernacle” was dropped a couple weeks ago and the video has now followed. The song describes in detail what Royce refers to the most important day in his life. The day his son was born, he lost his grandmother, and met Eminem. Those who have followed his career know that these three events have each molded his music in different ways. The video even features his son playing a young Royce. Check it out and pre-order your copy of layers below.
Statik Selektah drafts Black Thought, Royce Da 5’9, and Action Bronson to kick hardcore lyrics over some jazzstastic and soulful production. “The Imperial” is nothing if it is not the verbal display of talents that mere mortals cannot possess. Black Thought’s verse is everything I’ve been trying to tell fools for years. People look at me crazy when I mention his name when asked who’s the greatest. Sue me, but I dare you to prove me wrong. His resume is just as extensive as anyone you can retort with.
Crooked I, Joell Ortiz, Royce Da 5’9, and Joe Budden link up with Nottz and drop something new from their forthcoming album. The Slaughterhouse head, Royce, murks the ************** sample by the veteran VA producer. I will not be ratting, if you do not know the sample then go do some diggin’. Peace. #SwineFluMaskMusic
Slaughterhouse has announced their Glasshouse Tour will start in March and a new album is on the way too. Just Blaze let this little gem drop that he and Cardiak co-produced together. Just Blaze is executive producing the album which will feature production from DJ Premier, Illmind and some other guys.
Crooked I enlists the rest of him comrades on this track from his upcoming release, Psalm 86:2. Which is quite fitting considering the fact that the very mention of Slaughterhouse dreams up visions of Monsters in my own head……
I’m a sucker for Hip Hop songs that are heart-felt and about real life situations. Just like “Reunion” by Slum Village and “One Life” by The Last Emperor, “Move On” by Slaughterhouse is a song about real life by 4 of the industries hottest emcees. And since I’m a Eminem + Royce Da 5’9 fan, it’s dope to hear Royce put his heart and mind out there like that. I’m excited to see what Shady does with Slaughterhouse and Yelawolf. If you haven’t picked it up, I suggest you run out and grab the new Slaughterhouse E.P., it’s got a real Boom Bap feel to it………
Pharoahe Monch’s W.A.R. (We Are Renegades) album is set to drop October 26th in conjunction with W.A.R. Media and Duck Down Recoords. I’m anxious as hell to hear this record. Styles P and Phonte together on a track AND Vernon Reid, of Living Colour fame, on the title track “W.A.R.” Pharoahe said this album will be a throwback to the 93-94 hip hop sound……I can’t wait
1 – Intro/Skit [feat Idris Elba]
2 – Evolve
3 – W.A.R. [feat Vernon Reid]
4 – Clap
5 – The Hitman
6 – Black Hand Side [feat Styles P & Phonte]
7 – Let My People Go
8 – Shine [feat Mela Machinko]
9 – Haile Selassie Karate [feat Denaun Porter]
10 – Assassins [feat Jean Grae & Royce Da 5’9]
11 – Illusions
12 – Mama’s Boy
13 – Still Standing [feat Jill Scott]