Royce Da 5'9" - Hip Hop (Prod. By DJ Premier) [HD]





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Published on Oct 12, 2010

From 2004 Album: "Death Is Certain".....

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Ryan Montgomery, born and raised on the West Side of Detroit, Michigan in the W. McNichols & Wyoming Ave. area, moved to Oak Park, Michigan when he was 10 years old, later acquiring the nickname "Royce" during highschool after wearing a Turkish link chain with an R pendant resembling the Rolls Royce symbol. He began rapping at 18, influenced mainly by Ras Kass and Redman. He signed his first deal in 1998 with Tommy Boy Records, after Tommy Boy Records shut down, he signed a deal with Columbia Records 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 Records to re-record some of the album, eventually releasing it in 2002 as Rock City (Version 2.0). While the album didn't sell very well, the DJ Premier-produced single "Boom" gained 5'9" some underground recognition and eventually resulted in the two working together more closely.

Through his manager, Royce was introduced to Eminem at a show in 1997, and the two formed a working relationship; they formed up as a duo, Bad Meets Evil, and released several tracks together. Royce appeared on Eminem's debut studio album The Slim Shady LP, in which he was featured on a song called "Bad Meets Evil". Royce and Eminem also released a track called "Renegades", from which Royce's vocals would later be replaced with Jay-Z's on the latter's The Blueprint. Through Eminem, Royce would also be introduced to both Dr. Dre and execs at Game Recordings. After his manager revealed that Royce was involved in writing the tracks "The Message" and an original version of "Xxplosive" for Dre's 2001 (entitled "Way I Be Pimping"), Dre requested that Royce cut ties with his manager. Royce refused to fire his manager and his relationship with Dre ended.

2003 saw Royce link up more fully with Game Recordings. Earlier, he had recorded several tracks for the soundtrack of the video game Grand Theft Auto III, released in 2001. The in-game radio station, Game Radio FM, prominently featured Royce's "I'm The King", an Alchemist-produced solo track that (along with the publicized beef) helped elevate Royce's name beyond his association with Eminem. In 2004, he released his second and most critically successful album to date, Death is Certain, charting with another Premier-produced single, "Hip-Hop". Though many perceived it to be a dark and depressing album due to his alleged alcoholism and severed friendships, Royce has maintained it was simply his anger and passion showing through.

After the relative success of his sophomore effort, the MC put out a third solo project, Independent's Day, in 2005. This was met with less acclaim than either of his previous releases. During this time, the rivalry between Royce and former friend Proof reached a boiling point in the streets of Detroit, on an occasion where the two rappers drew guns; they were subsequently arrested, and left to work out their differences while spending the night in neighboring cells in jail. Though the MC had planned other projects involving Nottz and his former crew, D-Elite, these were cut short after a sentencing to one year in prison for a DUI.

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Comments • 718

Damn preem chopped the hell out this beat Dr.Dre is dope but preem iz tha best.
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ian laing
ivor biggun you know you're hip-hop. DRE is over hyped
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Michael T
Royce has to be the guy you hear on the radio, fuck Wayne, drake, and 2chainz 
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Uchawi Beatz Official
I am with you on that! If we all started boycotting these clown ass idiots Hip Hop wouldn't be the joke it is today
franklin tejeda mcgrady
fuck u punk ass drake is lame singer not a MC
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this is the most realest hip hop track of the 00's
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The Answer
+Jack LaBarge no
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This beat is disgusting, Premo just never disappoints.
Stephen Manjai
Lol...yeah man....impossible to disappoint...perfect beats al the time....he's a legend!
Dynamic Samurai
Man I swear Royce is the illest in the D. 
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Hutch Mega PRO
Dynamic Samurai each to their own...I like both Royce and elzhi. Got to respect both men they are true to there craft
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Franklin Benjamin
This beat is so dope, Premo the man, the myth & the legend! Up's to Detroit too, alot soul & great artist's sprout up in the D..like +Boogie Man & myself were sayin' recently.
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J DILLA !!!! too from the D
Franklin Benjamin
+BOOGIEMAN yuppers, hop yall and the lady have a good day homie One
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its almost impossible to fuck up on a primo beat
nick ram
eton900 lmao yo it's to good every song you play
Anonymous Revolution
"Egg in the skillet brain nigga, this is you" lmao haha Royce got the funkiest punchlines.
It shouldn't be allowed to dislike this song on youtube!
Ernesto Caro
Primo on the beat right ??? Man that NYC sound😍
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