News: Royce Da 5'9 On Rap Game Struggles, "We Need Eminem, We Need Jay-Z's Next Album"
Wednesday, Jul 8, 2009 3:40PM
Slaughterhouse's Royce Da 5'9 recently offered his thoughts of the rap game's struggles and why artists like Eminem and Jay-Z are vital for hip-hop.
In addition to Em and Jay, Royce also deaded rumors which claimed he was planning on signing with Diddy or Nas.
"The game is super f*cked up, and we need a makeover," he said in an interview. "We need Slaughterhouse, we need Eminem, we need Jay-Z's next album, and we need Nas to come back out...I never had conversations with Puffy about signing to Bad Boy, and I never had a conversation with Nas about signing with the Jones Project. He made a comment in an interview that I was dope, no different from the comment Eminem made [about me]. Nas just said he was feeling me, and he thought I was nice...Then Puff might have expressed how dope he thought I was somewhere, or something...When people hear that, they're like, 'Okay, he must be about to sign over there.' These legends don't make these comments because they want to invest in that person, they make those comments because that's just how they feel...They're fans too. Just cause Puffy thinks I'm dope, that doesn't mean he's going to throw a million dollars into me, he got his own thing to be doing. That's my n*gga." (iHipHop)
Joined by Joell Ortiz, Joe Budden and Crooked I, Royce recently spoke on what makes his rap group, Slaughterhouse, different from others.
"Slaughterhouse is classic," Royce said in an interview. "It's what you expect from Slaughterhouse and then some. We actually making records. I don't think a lot of people can say that. They're expecting lyrics from the jump. First thing they're gonna want to hear is lyrics. You're going get that front to back. But you're also going to get great songwriting, great song structures, great feel, all the group members show versatility with this album. Everyone just stepped up. I'm really proud of everybody...My dream album is an album that you can combine hip-hop with the streets. It's not too hip-hop. It's not earthy and happy. Then it's street but it's not so, 'Oh my God. I'm gonna kill, kill, kill.' There's still a hip-hop element there." (The Boom Box)
He also spoke with SOHH last month about their delayed debut album.
"You still gon' get the music," Royce promised. "It's not like you not gon' hear no Slaughterhouse music until then. We'll still have the single setting up." (SOHH)
While receiving positive feedback and co-signs by rappers and producers like The Alchemist, the group has also caught heat from former D-Block member J-Hood.
"We gonna talk about this ugly n*gga again," Hood said in an interview. "No homo but them n*ggas is some ugly n*ggas...The n*gga Royce really started that sh*t. That n*gga did a little song and all that and he said some sh*t like 'I'm the one really though/You just a J-Hood gun video.' He said that sh*t then he tried to back it up with 'Oh that's not a diss.' But if it ain't a diss, how do you mean it though? You a J-Hood gun video? What are you really trying to say? It's just a video and n*ggas ain't really poppin' off? That's how I'm taking it, I'm a n*gga from the hood. He said it ain't a diss, but I did what anybody else would do and threw a line back on the joint." (Hip Hop Beef)
Slaughterhouse is due in stores Tuesday, August 11th via E1 Music. Check out this exclusive SOHH interview with Slaughterhouse about their new album: