Royce Da 5’9” Returns With His Seventh Album
Eminem reunites with his fellow Detroit rapper for new track, Caterpillar
Detroit’s back making hip hop headlines again this week, as Royce Da 5’9” releases his new album, with the first track featuring that other celebrated son of the city, Eminem.
Book Of Ryan, Royce’s seventh album, features Caterpillar, his track with his Bad Meets Evil partner, Eminem, which also guest stars King Green, for a tune that’s focused around butterfly metaphors and the notion of respect.
Rapping, ‘You’re looking at Atilla, the psychopathic killer, the caterpillar/ Don’t tell me when I’m supposed to rap until/ Especially when your favourite rapper ain’t even half as ill/ A savage still’, Eminem has also been back in the news this week after it was revealed that he had teamed up with Jay-Z to sue the beleaguered Weinstein Company for unpaid projects.
And in the video for Caterpillar, directed by James Larese, Royce has some advice for up and coming rappers, rapping, ‘Never let someone who’s not as smart as you/ Gas you up and tell you something you never knew/ Always stay professional/ You always gon’ make revenue/ Don’t let people next to you that don’t want what’s best for you.”
There’s also a bonus track version of the song included with the album, featuring Logic.