News: Royce Da 5'9 Addresses Eminem's Rumored Battle Rap Show

Thursday, Jan 16, 2014 3:32PM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Slaughterhouse's Royce Da 5'9 has stepped forward to clear the air on rumors and buzz about Eminem possibly launching a new battle rap television show.

Royce hopped onto his Twitter page Thursday (January 16) to address the gossip.

"Don't believe any battle show rumors until you hear it from us.... #SHADY @JoeBudden @JoellOrtiz @CrookedIntriago," Royce tweeted January 16. (Royce Da 5'9's Twitter)

Hip-hop personality Jack Thriller appeared to break the news but shortly deleted his Instagram post.

Eminem may be taking battle rap from the streets and to the small screen. Comedian Jack Thriller took to his Instagram on Thursday and said Marshall Mathers asked him to host the show: "Shoutout to my big brother SLIM SHADY for hitting me up last night and making me the new host of his battle rap reality show JACKTHRILLER.COM WORDS CANT EXPLAIN THE JOY IN MY HEART @uwbattleleague @unclevinrock #doglife #thrillergang #superstarsh*t," he wrote under a photo of him and Slim. (VIBE)

In 2010, Em dished out some personal advice for battle rap emcees.

"I came up on the local Detroit scene and everything was about battling," Em said in an interview. "If you wanted to make a name for yourself, the battle scene was so huge, it was battles every couple months where anybody who was anybody trying to make a name for themselves would come out. I think one of my greatest inspirations or things that I would feed off of was people not believing, the cloud of doubt I felt hanging over my head and I just wanted to prove everybody wrong. I wanted to make it and I was gonna make it regardless of what anybody said. I'm looking for somebody, one to stand out to be unique and also say the sickest, most ridiculous retarded sh*t you can say and think of that would make somebody quit. Emcees have competitive spirits, that's why we're in it and we do what we do. I would have written lines, I would have punchlines, that I would be prepared to say at anytime to kinda figure out on the spot what punchlines I would pick and choose for this person that was in my face but also be able to mix in freestyle with it. That would be the basic formula that I would follow, have my punchlines ready to go but also be able to say something spontaneous too." (Real Talk NY)

Shady Records' Yelawolf previously spoke on Em's lyrical wrath and ability to shred emcees.

The unassuming southern rapper, who possesses one of the more blistering flows in the game, humbly bowed down to his new boss Eminem. "I'd say Marshall is definitely at the top of the list," agreed Yela. "Cyhi Da Prince is metaphorically the illest dude out right now in my opinion. Just the way that he can flip words, he'll just tear you apart." Yela confessed during the interview that battling wasn't his forte such as it was for Em in his younger days coming up in Detroit. Hailing from the small town of Gadsden in Alabama, the opportunity for head to head competition for Yela was scarce. "Where I grew up, there was never a battle scene," shared Yelawolf. "I never got to exercise that because frankly it'll get you beat up in Gadsden." Yela added, "There was never no scene, no ciphers, no real scene to get in. So I'm not really equipped in that arena anyway." Yela wrapped up his answers succinctly by saying "I definitely wouldn't want it with Marshall or [Cyhi Da] Prince. Nobody does." (RapFix)

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