Royce Da 5’9″ Unveils the Video for His Powerful Single “Tabernacle” Starring His Own Son

Exactly two weeks ago today Detroit native and Sway in the Morning citizen Royce Da 5’9″ stopped by the studio for an exclusive interview with Sway and the crew. During his sit down he told Sway about the most impactful day in his life, December 28th 1997. Gaining a son, losing a grandmother and meeting Eminem all within a span of a few hours, Royce Da 5’9″‘s life changed forever.

With this incredible story the PRhyme and Slaughterhouse emcee revealed a new track, “Tabernacle” which puts this whirlwind of a day into a cohesive rhyme. One of the most transparent and powerful songs to come out in recent memory, Royce Da 5’9″ made the video hit home just as hard having his son play the role of a his father at a younger age.

You can press play on the video above and pre-order”Layers” on iTunes now.


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