Album: The Allegory
Artist: Royce Da 5’9”
Record label(s): Entertainment One U.S.
Recommended Tracks: Track 5 – I Play Forever(Feat. Grafh) & Track 3- I Don’t Age
Royce Da 5’9” is a hip-hop rapper who comes from the city of Detroit, Michigan. Royce Da 5 ‘9” is 42 years old and his real name is Ryan Daniel Montgomery. His rap name comes from him owning a Rolls Royce chain as a youngster and accompanied with his height of 5 feet 9 inches. He is currently one half of the rap duo “Bad Meets Evil” along with fellow Detroit native rapper Eminem and one half of another rap duo “PRhyme” with DJ Premier. Royce has been a veteran in the hip-hop industry for many years and is very well recognized and accomplished with his beginning successes coming from ghostwriting for rappers like Diddy & Dr.Dre. If I were to rate this album I would give it a 6 out of 10 as it is a solid work of product coming from a person like Royce Da 5’ 9” himself. However, this album is an album being released from Royce at the end of his career and there aren’t many hits to expect from him to put out there as he had before.
“I Play Forever (Feat. Grafh)” is the fifth song off of the album and is the best song on there. Royce Da 5’ 9” stays updated on this track and produces a song that is really appealing to your ears, just being able to sit down and listen to what he raps about. Grafh adds his own touch and helps hold up his end on the song. It’s a good one to listen to and one I would recommend listening to first if not only off of the album.
“I Don’t Age” is the third track off of “The Allegory”. Royce Da 5’ 9” carries his old school beat on this track and brings on that classic lyricist flow. He voices on his track and the title of the song about how he doesn’t age. Casually, announcing that he isn’t done yet and hasn’t gone over that hill in his career as he still has a lot to prove and doesn’t plan on settling or washing up now.
“The Allegory” was an album drop from Royce Da 5’ 9” to celebrate and show his distinction to still drop new music entering into the new decade as he is seeking towards the end of his career. If you are a Royce Da 5’ 9” fan, I would recommend listening to the album just to hear if you have nothing else to listen to. However there are other very similar artists that you should look into like Tee Grizzley, BandGang & Big Sean. Overall if you loved the sound of Detroit old school hip-hop, then the album, “The Allegory” is something you can hear for yourself. It doesn’t quite hit as other albums from Royce Da 5’ 9” before but it’s not a bad album to give a listen to either.