March 08, 2018

Royce Da 5'9 Freestyles on Funk Flex (Video, Hot 97)

We've talked it before, but every now and again, there are moments that make everyone stop what they're doing and collectively shift their attention... In hip-hop, one of those recent moments was Royce Da 5'9 up at Funkmaster Flex's radio show for his Freestyle series. On the back of freestyles from Black Thought and Joe Budden, I knew Royce would comewiddit when he finally made his appearance. Joined by the legendary DJ Premier, celebrating their upcoming release of PRhyme 2, Royce overdelivered! Again. This is a man with decades in on this game, yet still elevates, grows and opens up new chambers within himself to bring us something new and refreshing. "I transcend like Wu-Tang to all eras, cash rules / Now I'm just dead nice, the pallbearer of bad news..." + "I shit on every artist on the charts and leave a diaper on the jukebox..." and "I'm happy at platinum but I was happier / Back when 500 thousand was sold / My proudest accomplishment now / Was when I got quiet to get sober / And silence is gold" are just a few of the BARS that caught my attention. What more can I say? ... Dig into Royce Da 5'9's freestyle below and cop that PRhyme 2 on the 16th!