On January 19th, Ras Kass will drop a 6-track EP titled Lyrical Hip-Hop Is Dead. The project will feature his son, Ras Austin, as well as Rampage and Guilty Simpson. But here is Ras Kass revisiting his lyrically inclined collaboration with Royce Da 5’9″ titled “Attitudes.”
dEnAuN is back with a little help from his super friends Royce Da 5’9 and Pharoahe Monch. “Cooking” is produced by dEnAuN himself as his alter personality : Mr. Porter and is directed by Stack Moses with animation by Romio No E. Special guest appearances by Marv Won, Young Roc, Tiara and even a cameo by Eminem.
Following Killer Mike’s massacre over production, Royce Da 5’9″ does the same with an alternate version of “Eat What You Kill.”
Remember last year when the teaser clip of PRhyme’s “Courtesy” hit? Well, damn near a year later the entities known as DJ Premier and Royce Da 5’9″ drop the full video on your head.
What’s better than DJ Premier, Royce Da 5’9″ and Logic? More DJ Premier, Royce Da 5’9″ and Logic! When the trio recorded “Mode” for the Southpaw soundtrack, it clocked in at barely over 3 minutes. With the release of the deluxe version of the PRhyme album, we get a version called the “extended beast version” that goes for over 7 minutes. Enjoy that!
A lyric video for the lyrically intense “Microphone Preem” is here right before the impending release of the deluxe edition of the PRhyme album.
For DJ Absolute’s freestyle series, Royce Da 5’9″ takes on G-Unit’s “Gangsta Sh*t” and destroys it.
Ransom is joined by Nickle and 3D Na’Tee for this self produced track off of the album of the same name.
ROYCE DA 5’9″ TALKS PRHYME 2, NEW SLAUGHTERHOUSE ALBUM, SOLO ALBUMS AND GETTING EMINEM ON PREMIER PRODUCTION ON “THE CORNER” PODCAST
Late last week, Royce Da 5’9″ appeared on the hip hop, boxing, MMA and pro wrestling podcast “The Corner” to talk about Floyd Mayweather’s supposed final fight (Nickle is a huge boxing fan) but also revealed a ton of news regarding his upcoming work with DJ Premier (PRhyme 2), Slaughterhouse, two solo projects, Bad Meets Evil and finally getting Eminem on a DJ Premier track. The interview starts at the 1:00 mark and go to the 1:27 mark for the hip hop conversation.
On the new Slaughterhouse album…
I gotta go to NYC on the 15th of this month and go over these last mixes for the Slaughterhouse album. Just Blaze is mixing right now. We’ll tighten up whatever we have to tighten up and we’re handing the album in.
It’s really introspective and vintage slaughterhouse. Just Blaze is a great executive producer with a lot of great ideas. He has this shit sounding like a movie. I think people are going to be really impressed. A lot of complaints that people had with the last album, which I was able to go back and catch in retrospect. Sometimes, man, as a creative person, you don’t catch everything. You don’t hear it the same way because it’s a situation will have you excited and at that time we had so many people talking like we couldn’t make records. So we were going in making these big ass records and I don’t know how all of them ended up on the same album. I don’t even remember. I think with that album it was the song selection. We had a bunch of songs that just didn’t make the final cut. We’re really conscious of that this time. People will be impressed and it will exceed expectations.
On dropping 4-5 projects in the next year…
Once I get back from this quick Slaughterhouse tour I’m going to get back to work on this solo project I have for a new series I’m starting. It’s kind of like how I did the Bar Exam series. Right after I’m done with that I’m jumping into the PRhyme 2 album and then I’m taking my other solo project, that’s not part of that series, probably to a major.
I’m looking to put out the Slaughterhouse album, the PRhyme Deluxe album, which is done right now, my solo album, that series and maybe something else within the course of the next year. I’m making up for the time I sat out the past two years.
On new Bad Meets Evil material…
The Bad Meets Evil stuff we look forward to doing it. I’ve gotta be in Detriot long enough and he has to be free then we just kind of have to be hanging out to do it because that’s how we did the last one. I had some songs he liked that he rapped on and he had some songs I liked. We just put them all together and did some more stuff and put the album out. When you’re friends with somebody who has their own label and they can do whatever they want to do that’s how it goes. It’s always a possibility. I haven’t spoken with him about that lately but I am supposed be going to see him soon and play him some music. I have a lot of music that he hasn’t heard so we just gotta kind of get together and update each other on everything.
On getting Eminem on a DJ Premier beat…
Em is the type who’ll say “why didn’t you ask to get me on this?” I don’t want to bother him. I try not to abuse friendships and make him feel like he has to rap on shit just because I’m doing it. That’s why I didn’t ask him to be on the first PRhyme album. Maybe the second one. That’s all I’m hearing. Everyone wants to hear him on a DJ Premier track so that’s definitely possibility.