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New Music Mar 17  |  

Royce 5’9″ – “Dead President Heads”

Slaughterhouse veteran Royce 5’9″ is back with a new Streetrunner-produced cut called “Dead President Heads” that is set to be featured on his forthcoming EP, Tabernacle: Trust The Shooter. Additionally, look for Royce’s LAYERS album to drop on April 15th. Stream “Dead President Heads” below.

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New Music Feb 22  |  

Consequence – “All Black Neighborhood” ft. Royce Da 5’9″

A jazzy trumpet run is a foundational part of Consequence‘s latest release, “All Black Neighborhood. The New York emcee called upon fellow veteran

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New Music Apr 11  |  

Royce Da 5’9″ – ‘Layers’ (Album Stream)

Royce Da 5’9″‘s Layers album is scheduled for an April 15th release, but he has taken to the internet to give fans a stream of it before it drops. It’s a 17-track project including some well-known names for features and production like Pusha T, Rick Ross, Nottz, DJ Khalil, Jake One, and more. Stream Layers below.

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New Music Apr 4  |  

Royce Da 5’9 – “Layers” ft. Pusha T & Rick Ross

Royce Da 5’9 shares “Layers”, the title track from his upcoming project. It’s a major collaboration as he recruits Pusha T and Rick Ross for the song as, well. As you can imagine, it’s a bar-driven affair with heavy hitters like this. You’ll be tuning into to every word to not miss any lyrical gems . . .

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Royce da 5’9 & Logic – “Mode”

Slaughterhouse legend Royce da 5’9 connects with Maryland lyricist Logic for “Mode,” a new DJ Premier-produced gem. Both emcees impress over the nostalgia-inducing soundscape, displaying their distinct deliveries and memorable punchlines to match. Hopefully this is more than a one time collaborative effort. Stream “Mode” below.

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New Music Jul 2  |  

Statik Selektah – “The Imperial” ft. Action Bronson, Black Thought, & Royce Da 5’9″

Lyricism abounds on Statik Selektah‘s “The Imperial,” thanks to verses in succession from Action Bronson, Royce Da 5’9″, and Black Thought. Cinematic strings and background vocals give the record a very cinematic, 1970’s sort of feel, and Black Thought absolutely destroys the last verse. Stream “The Imperial” below, and look for Statik’s What Goes Around . . .

Royce Da 5’9″ - "Barely Human" ft. Tech N9ne (Prod. S1)
New Music Aug 8  |  

Royce Da 5’9″ – “Barely Human” ft. Tech N9ne (Prod. S1)

22 Entertainment and Bad Half Entertainment, the imprints behind Royce’s Success Is Certain album, connect Royce Da 5’9″ and Tech N9ne together for a new track titled “Barely Human.” They flex some super human skills on the mic and have my ear buzzing, ready for new music from them. Stream the Symbolic One-produced track below. Barely Human . . .

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New Music Nov 24  |  

DJ Premier & Royce Da 5’9″ – “PRhyme” (Video)

With a pending collaborative project called PRhyme in the works, DJ Premier and

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Eminem, Royce Da 5’9”, Big Sean, Danny Brown & DeJ Loaf – “Detroit Vs Everybody”

Shady Records lines up a host of Detroit heavy hitters for “Detroit Vs Everybody,” a lyrically intensive cut set to be featured on Eminem‘s Shady XV. Catch Eminem alongside

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New Music Jun 20  |  

Slaughterhouse will put you on the “Chopping Block”

One of the most lyrically inclined emcee collectives in hip-hop, Slaughterhouse, is back with an aggressive new single called “Chopping Block” from

Mass Ave & Lenox
New Music May 21  |  

Avenue takes us on a tour of Boston with his ‘Mass Ave & Lenox’ album

Boston’s South End/Lower Roxbury probably looks a rough spot to call home from an outside perspective, but the pressure and challenges one encounters while living there is exactly why the area cultivates massive amounts of creative people of all types. This particular part of Boston isn’t exactly dandelions and daises and you probably won’t see . . .

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New Music Dec 10  |  

Black Thought Joins PRhyme For “Wishin II”

Black Thought joins PRhyme for “Wishin II,” so you should already know that admirable levels of lyricism are about to be in effect. PRhyme is composed of Royce da 5’9″ and DJ Premier. On “Wishin II,” Premier provides an attention-grabbing, rock influenced instrumental while Royce trades slick bars with Black Thought for the track’s duration. . . .

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Why Can’t Hip-Hop Evolve in Peace?

It is August 11, 1973. The party is at 1520 Sedgwick Avenue, Bronx, New York. Dj Kool Herc, the man known as the “father of hip-hop,” is face to face with the largest crowd he has ever played for, to this date.  At that time, what we know as hip-hop today was born. Known for his idiosyncratic style of using . . .

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PRhyme – “Mode” ft. Logic

For those who have been hopeful for new music from hip hop duo, PRhyme (DJ Premier and Royce Da 5’9″), the wait is over! With the feature from Logic, “Mode” lets fans expect 3 things: bars, bars, and more bars. This is a seven-minute track (which was originally released as a 3-minute version in July) will be . . .

SHADYXV Cypher

SHADYXV Cypher With Eminem, Slaughterhouse, Yelawolf (Video)

Once the names of the participants in the SHADYXV Cypher are laid out, not many more words are needed. Joe Budden, Joell Ortiz, Royce Da 5’9, Crooked I, Yelawolf, and Eminem spend a combined nineteen minutes laying down rhymes. No instrumental is needed. This cypher is released in conjunction with the release of SHADYXV, the . . .