Royce Da 5’9″ x Metro Times x Ketchums

5 Aug

I know the URL has ran out. Don’t worry, I’m on it – just got some real life sh!t to handle first.

In the meantime, check my article on the homie Royce Da 5’9″ for Metro Times. I’ve been told that it’s one of my best articles for the paper, and there were definitely some details in it that took a lot of effort to work out accurately. Royce has had a pretty complicated career, and I needed an article that reflected such. Some of you may say, “Well a lot of this is information that real hip-hop heads already knew!” But Metro Times isn’t a hip-hop paper, so I’ve got to use the article to familiarize new cats while still keeping relevant information. And trust, there’s still info on his The Revival EP, his Street Hop album coming in a few months, and most importantly for the moment, his Slaughterhouse album with Joe Budden, Crooked I and Joell Ortiz.

The intro of the piece:

Four years ago, the career of Detroit emcee Royce Da 5’9″ was immensely different than it is today. No one could have guessed that he’d still be prepping for the release of a long-planned album that’s executive-produced by rap icon DJ Premier. Or that he’d be ghostwriting for the likes of Diddy. Or that he’d be touring the country as one-fourth of indie rap’s premier supergroup on Rock the Bells, the summer’s hottest hip-hop show.

But Royce is doing exactly what the acronym for his M.I.C. Records label stands for: “Make It Count.”

“It’s OK to make mistakes, but try not to make the same mistake twice,” he says. “Be prepared when the opportunity presents itself. No matter how many times it comes around, if you miss the first one, make sure you’re ready for the second one.”

For the rest of the article, CLICK HERE.

Four years ago, the career of Detroit emcee Royce Da 5’9″ was immensely different than it is today. No one could have guessed that he’d still be prepping for the release of a long-planned album that’s executive-produced by rap icon DJ Premier. Or that he’d be ghostwriting for the likes of Diddy. Or that he’d be touring the country as one-fourth of indie rap’s premier supergroup on Rock the Bells, the summer’s hottest hip-hop show.
But Royce is doing exactly what the acronym for his M.I.C. Records label stands for: “Make It Count.”
“It’s OK to make mistakes, but try not to make the same mistake twice,” he says. “Be prepared when the opportunity presents itself. No matter how many times it comes around, if you miss the first one, make sure you’re ready for the second one.”
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