Royce Da 5' 9"
Monday, 9 July 2012 from 13:00 to 16:00 (BST)
London, United Kingdom
ROYCE DA 5' 9"
JAZZ CAFE SATURDAY 7TH JULY 2012
Tickets | £21.00 (£18.50 + £2.50 Booking Fee) HMV | Ticketmaster
Age Restrictions | Strictly over 18s only / Photo ID required
SLAUGHTERHOUSE / BOOM!
Born on the west side of Detroit Michigan, Ryan Montgomery is an MC known by his stage name Royce Da 59. He is known for his early association with Eminem and subsequent solo career, during which he has released three studio albums and several mixtapes thus far. Royce is also known for writing hits for P. Diddy and Dr. Dre.
Royce had a falling-out with Eminems Hip-Hop group D12, including mutual friend and group member Proof. This resulted in a drawn-out, public rivalry between the rapper and five of the six members, with Royce releasing three diss tracks aimed at the group. The feud ended later and Royce was featured in a mixtape of D12 released in 2008 called Return Of the Dozen. They also went on tour in Europe and Canada together.
In 2004, he released his second and most critically successful album to date, Death is Certain, charting with another Premier-produced single, Hip-Hop. Though many perceived it to be a dark and depressing album due to his alleged alcoholism and severed friendships, Royce has maintained it was simply his anger and passion showing through. After the success of his sophomore effort, the MC put out a third solo project, Independents Day, in 2005.
Joe Budden reached out to Crooked I, Royce da 59, Joell Ortiz, and Nino Bless for a track titled Slaughterhouse on his digital release, Halfway House. Based on the reception of the track, they decided to form a super-group, minus Nino Bless, and named it after the first song they made together. They released numerous songs throughout early 2009, building a buzz for their self-titled album, which was released through E1 on August 11, 2009.The album features production from The Alchemist (producer), DJ Khalil, Mr. Porter, Streetrunner, plus guest appearances from Pharoahe Monch, K. Young, and The New Royales.
Royce is currently in talks to sign with Shady Records, as are the other members of Slaughterhouse; recently he has stated several times that the deal will be wrapping up within the next few weeks. The members of Slaughterhouse were seen in the music video for the song Forever. In addition, he, Eminem and Shady/Aftermath producer Mr. Porter made an appearance on radio host Tim Westwoods show for a freestyle session. The group have now signed a deal with Shady Records.
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