Ryan Daniel Montgomery born July 5, , known professionally as Royce da 5'9" , is an American rapper and songwriter. He is best known for his longtime association with Eminem as well as his solo career, recording primarily with producers Carlos "6 July" Broady and DJ Premier , as well as ghostwriting for the likes of Diddy and Dr. The editors of About.
However, the numbers five and nine have been in his life numerous times as he "found his calling" as a rapper in and in his song "Tabernacle" he discusses his grandmother dying on the fifth floor of a hospital and his first son being born on the ninth. Similar instances suggest that his name has numerous meanings besides his height. When the project was heavily bootlegged, Royce left the label for Koch to re-record some of the album, eventually releasing it in as Rock City Version 2.
While the album did not sell very well, the DJ Premier -produced single "Boom" gained Royce some underground recognition and eventually resulted in the two working together more closely.
Through his manager Kino Childrey, Royce was introduced to Eminem on December 29, at a concert,  and the two formed a working relationship; they formed up as a duo, Bad Meets Evil , and released several tracks together.
Royce and Eminem also released a track called " Renegade ", from which Royce's vocals would later be replaced with Jay-Z 's on the latter's The Blueprint. Through Eminem, Royce would also be introduced to both Dr. Dre and execs at Game Recordings.
Dre requested that Royce cut ties with Kino. Royce refused to fire his manager Kino, thus Royce's relationship with Dre ended. In , Royce had a falling out with D12 including mutual friend and group member Proof , which sparked a public rivalry that resulted in Royce releasing a total of three diss tracks. The first, "Shit on You", was recorded over the instrumental of D12's track of the same name and mainly attacked group member Bizarre. Proof confronted Royce outside a Detroit nightclub in , which led to a fight between both rappers' entourages.
Proof and Royce were arrested and jailed overnight in adjacent cells, where they talked out their differences and ended the feud. Royce signed with Game Recordings, for whom he had recorded several tracks for the soundtrack of the video game Grand Theft Auto III , released in The in-game radio station, Game Radio FM , prominently featured Royce's " I'm the King " and The Alchemist -produced solo track, which along with the publicized beef helped elevate Royce's name beyond his association with Eminem.
In , he released his second and most critically successful album to date, Death Is Certain , charting with another Premier-produced single, " Hip-Hop ". After the relative success of his second effort, Royce put out a third solo project, Independent's Day , in This was met with less acclaim than either of his previous releases.
During this time, the rivalry between Royce and former friend Proof reached a boiling point in the streets of Detroit, on an occasion where the two rappers drew guns; they were subsequently arrested and left to work out their differences while spending the night in neighboring cells in jail. The time spent in jail led to the artists ending their feud and subsequently embarking on two overseas tours together. He also announced an album with Premier; in an interview with Elemental Magazine , Royce stated that, contrary to rumors, Premier would not be producing the entirety of his upcoming album, but will be overseeing the project as executive producer, handpicking all of the beats.
Following this, the producer expressed interest in signing the lyricist to Bad Boy. Neither of these deals, however, materialized. In early , Royce confirmed that he had officially resolved misunderstandings between himself and Eminem.
The video to the song circulated the internet, and the project was released October 20, Based on the reception of the track, they decided to form a supergroup, minus Nino Bless, and named it after the first song they made together. Young and The New Royales. The group signed with Shady Records on January 12, As of November 23, , it has sold , copies in the United States. In June , the group began recording their second album with Shady Records. Super producer Just Blaze has been tapped to be Executive Producer of the project.
After Royce reconciled with Eminem, the duo started working again on new music and released the album Hell: The Sequel on June 14, with Eminem's label Shady Records. This is considered Royce's biggest breakthrough into mainstream hip-hop as both singles received regular radio play.
Also, many songs were featured on the soundtrack to the mega-hit comedy, The Hangover 2. Bad Meets Evil would reunite again for the albums "Shady XV" and "Southpaw", the soundtrack to the film of the same name. The album title serves as a play on words from his second release, Death Is Certain. In order to try to change the way that people digest music, we had to take a leap of faith," says Royce.
DJ Premier adds, "The bar has to be high. For this album to be another body of work and another chapter for both of our lives. He released a set of videos with one in particular featuring DJ Premier scratching on the turntables and making an instrumental.
Months after the release of the deluxe version of PRhyme , Royce announced his sixth studio album Layers , which was released on April 15, He released the single "Tabernacle" to positive reception from fans and critics, and then released "Dead President Heads".
The music video of the single was released in February On March 31, , Royce da 5'9" announced that a new album titled Book of Ryan was in the works and that it had already been nearly completed. He also appeared in Caterpillar song. On February 21, , Royce da 5'9" released his eighth studio album, The Allegory. This album included features from T. Finally, Upside Down was released on February 7, , and was the fourth single from the album.
All 4 singles were met by critical acclaim. The album peaked at no. In high school, Royce da 5'9" was generally a good student. He recalls, "In high school I would usually excel in class, depending on the teacher. I will admit I did have a bit of attention issues but actually I was a well appreciated student. He is a recovering alcoholic, being sober since September 11, I think he's Superman, but I don't really know him".
She was in the 10th grade and I was in the 9th grade. We didn't become a couple until around , when I was supposed to graduate. Royce has a younger brother, Marcus, also a Detroit rapper, who goes by the name of Kid Vishis and is a hype man for Royce. Vishis released his full-length debut album, Timing Is Everything , on July 22, From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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