Royce Da 5’9 is dropping his new album this Friday, and in support of the project, he pays The Breakfast Club a visit, to talk about the project.
During their discussion, Royce talks about dropping a lot of music, liking Lil Uzi Vert, his new album being his most autographical album yet, being sober for six years, and the importance of therapy, “We don’t get the tools,” explains Royce. “We grew up thinking it was corny…Bro, I did not know how messed up I was, until I started going to therapy.”
From the sound of it, the sessions played a pivotal role in getting Royce’s mind right, opening doors for his most personal album yet, “Book Of Ryan.” “The one on one setting, learning about yourself, feeling comfortable with the person you’re talking to.” It’s nice to hear Royce reflect on himself with a sharpened sense of clarity, and bodes well for those looking forward to his upcoming project.
Royce also opens up about the end of Slaughterhouse, which he looks back on fondly as a chapter in his life. Angela went on and asked him about his former group mate Joe Budden, and he responded, by admitting he hasn’t spoken to Joe since they cleared the air over Joe’s harsh comments on Eminem’s “revival” album. “I felt like he went too far,” says Royce. “I feel like he’s entitled to his opinion, it’s just the verbiage. it’s the difference between me saying ‘yo I ain’t really feelin’ that’ and saying ‘that shit trash throw it on rice!’ it’s like bro, you don’t have to do that. Not to him… if you feel that way and if it really concerns you, that’s something you should reach out about.”
“Book of Ryan” drops May 4th featuring Eminem, J. Cole, Pusha T, Jadakiss, Fabolous, Logic and more.