Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Royce Da 5'9" "Book of Ryan" (Album Stream)


Let me start with: Royce Da 5'9"'s new album (his 7th solo studio album), "Book of Ryan," is thee best album of 2018. I wanna go on the record with that now, because it will take an "Illmatic" to shift this out of the number one spot. When I heard the S-1 produced "Tabernacle" some years back, I knew there was a shift and Royce was coming for his spot in hip-hop history as one of the most underrated, most consistent and hardest working MCs we have in the culture ... and, more than that, he was going to speak his truth. Set up like a book, the lyrics and visuals match flawlessly. It's tracks like "Boblo Boat" and the track of the year "Cocaine" that make me say "that man is different." We absolutely have aliens in our culture; their talents are just too supernatural, lol. Sure, there are lots of incredible features and the tracks are produced by some of the best in the biz, but it's Royce - front and center - who commands the praise, and I'll leave it there. Dig into it below. You can and should purchase physical copies of this album, for replay and support.