As we wait for DJ Premier & Royce Da 5’9″ joint project PRhyme 2 to drop, Royce announced via press release that he’ll be dropping a solo project Layers on April 15.
The Slaughterhouse rapper recently spoke with Ambrosia for Heads: “This album is a reintroduction to Royce 5’9″ but also an introduction to Ryan Montgomery…This album is actually the first ‘layer’ of many that will be revealed this year. By the end of 2016, I want people to really get a chance to know me.”
This will be Royce’s sixth solo studio album. He hasn’t released a solo album since 2011, focusing on his collaborative work with DJ Premier as PRhyme, but his fans are definitely eager for a follow up to Success Is Certain.
“This album was the first album that I spent a lot of time putting it together as a complete thought. Most of my albums reflect an emotion based off of my feelings. Death Is Certain was dark because of everything I was going through; this album reflects my emotion, but also my thoughts.”
The Detroit MC also dropped an a capella freestyle video that serves as an introduction to what will be a series of videos that will break down the project’s lyrical content. This verse is taken from a song titled “Hard” that is set to be on the album. Hopefully, he’ll drop an official single soon, but for right now check out the video below.
PRhyme discuss working with Jay Electronica, sampling Adrian Younge, & spit a live a capella freestyle on Sway in the Morning.