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Royce da’ 5’9″ Believes That Big L “was better than Jay Z”

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Royce da’ 5’9″ has spoken: he thinks that Big L is a better lyricist than Jay Z. Visit for more information Appearing on Scoop B Radio Overtime, Royce broke it down, stating that Big L was very underrated.  “Criminally underrated,” Royce da’ 5’9″ told Brandon ‘Scoop B’ Robinson.  Advertisement “I think Big L was better […]

Faulkner and Royce Da 5’9” Collaboration

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The dynamic rock band Faulkner is back with a smash hit featuring a verse from an unexpected guest…rap veteran Royce Da 5’9″. Visit for more information The track ‘Keep Your Enemies Closer’ features production by Wu-Tang henchman, RZA. Back in 2014 they collaborated on ‘NY Anthem‘ and linked again for another classic.  This time around […]

The 10 Best Just Blaze Beats After 2010

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Very much credited for helping craft the revered Roc-a-Fella sound and giving the affiliated artists (JAY Z, Cam’Ron, etc) some of their biggest hits, it’s only natural Just Blaze kinda fell back from Hip Hop production after operating at such a high level for years. But that doesn’t mean Justin Smith wasn’t making music, which […]

Royce Da 5’9″ Dethrones Rihanna From Number One Spot

Twenty years into his underground rap career, Royce da 5’9″ has finally checked in at the #1 spot on Billboard’s Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums with Layers, effectively knocking out Rihanna’s ANTI, which previously held the spot. Visit for more information The Detroit rapper met Eminem in 1997 and consequently popped up on Marshall Mathers‘ major label debut, 1999’s The Slim Shady LP. […]

Royce Da 5’9” Teases New Album At Listening Party in NYC

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Last night [Thursday, March 24], Royce Da 5’9” hosted a listening party to share some sounds from his forthcoming album, Layers, with friends, fellow musicians and music industry associates alike. Visit for more information The exclusive affair took place at One Art Space, an art gallery tucked away in the Tribeca area of Lower Manhattan. […]

Royce Da 5’9″ Doesn’t Consider Drake A Lyricist

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Royce Da 5’9” recently stopped in to talk with DJ Vlad about the inner workings of the Hip Hop industry and the Hip Hop writing community as a whole. In the interview, Royce gives credit to Diddy, saying “I owe him a lot,” particularly in regards to re-writing. Royce worked with Diddy on “Tell Me” […]

ESPN’s NBA Countdown Premieres New PRhyme Track “Rocking With The Best”


NBA Countdown (ESPN’s NBA Pregame Show) has developed an excellent reputation for its stellar music selection—and it only added to it by selecting PRhyme (DJ Premier & Royce Da 5’9”) to deliver its new theme “Rocking With The Best” which ran for the first time on Friday night (January 8th) and included a shout out […]

Listen To A Rare Freestyle From Eminem & Royce Da 5’9 From 1998

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One of the things that makes the Internet so special is the fact that rare gems from Hip Hop’s golden era are made available for consumption. Such is the case as DJ Eclipse was in the giving mood this Christmas and released an episode of his The Halftime Show freestyle from 1998, which features a rare […]

PRhyme Celebrates Anniversary of Self-Titled Album With Digital Deluxe Release


A year ago Royce Da 5’9″ and DJ Premier teamed up to release their debut full-length album as PRhyme, the result of extensive studio sessions between two of rap’s biggest names. Visit for more information To celebrate this first anniversary, the duo will be releasing a deluxe edition on December 11 with a handful […]

Watch PRhyme’s “Raiders Of The Lost Art” Documentary Part 1


Check out Primo and Royce’s doc from their exclusive PRhyme project Visit for more information Narrated by Bun B, “Raiders Of The Lost Art” details Royce and Preem’s personal and professional struggles and triumphs through the industry to come together and release their first full-length project together as PRhyme. Out December 9th, the record […]

DJ Premier & Royce Da 5’9″ Form PRhyme & Announce Collaborative Album


About nine days ago, this video surfaced: Visit for more information Now we know why Royce forcefully raps “This is for the real hip-hop n*ggas who would never, ever, ever ask me am I here to replace Guru,” at the end of the short clip. For the first time since Gang Starr, DJ Premier […]