Royce Da 5'9" jumps back in the game with news of a new solo project.
Good news for Slaughterhouse fans, although maybe not exactly the news we’ve been hoping for. Slaughterhouse leader Royce Da 5’9” has announced his sixth solo studio album Layers. It will be released on April 15th of this year under Bad Half Entertainment.
Royce hasn’t dropped a solo project since Success Is Certain all the way back in 2011, instead putting in work under his collaborative moniker PRhyme with DJ Premier. He did drop a loosie track at the end of 2015, but it’s unclear if “T.D.M.T.L.T.A.” will make the cut for Layers.
Nickel Nine also shared an a cappella freestyle video to promote the album, showing off the lyrical prowess that he’s become known for over the years. Interestingly, he calls himself a backpack rapper at the beginning of the video, showing how much hip hop has changed since he came in the game back in the mid-nineties. Back then he would never have suffered that categorization, but it’s taken on a new meaning in today’s production-centric hip hop scene