Royce Da 5'9 Speaks On Eminem Wanting To Work With DJ Premier, "Success Is Certain"

NIckel Nine explains that Em is down to rhyme over some Primo instrumentals and describes the feel of his upcoming independent release.

With his Hell: The Sequel EP with Eminem hitting stores tomorrow, Royce Da 5’9 is hoping to put his partner-in-rhyme in touch with longtime collaborator DJ Premier. Speaking with Bootleg Kev, Nickel Nine said that Primo contributes to his upcoming solo album Success is Certain and that Em is open to working with the producer veteran.

“He only did that one, but he’s currently working on the single to the album called ‘Writer’s Block.’ He’s working on remixing that right now,” he said, turning the conversation towards Marshall working with Preem. “Yeah, everybody’s saying that, man. Everybody’s saying that. The crazy thing is, he’s not opposed to that at all. He’s a huge Preem fan.” 

Touching on his final independent solo release Success is Certain (July 26th), the Detroit, Michigan rapper explained that it’s connected with his 2004 release Death is Certain, but not a sequel. 

“It’s kind of like a spinoff of it. When I look back in retrospect, where I was at in my life at the time, it was a dark period in my life. Where I am now, it’s the exact opposite of where I was then. So it’ll have the same dark feel to it, but it’ll speak on triumph, overcoming adversity, the things I went through in the past. The content will be brighter, but it’ll still have that dark feel.”

After his solo album wraps up, he’s teaming with his Slaughterhouse members to lay down their Shady Records debut. “We got a lot of records done, and that’s actually about to be my complete focus, the Slaughterhouse album. Mine and Em’s. We gon’ get this project out and see what it does and shift gears pretty fast,” he said. “We definitely want to get it out this year, sometime towards the end of the year. That’s definitely the goal. We don’t have a date yet, but we did the first album in six days, so it’s not really a long process. It’s not something that’s going to take too much longer than it already has. Everybody’s wrapping up their prior obligations and getting them out of the way so we can focus.”

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61 Comments

  • freetv

    royce da 5'9" is the best lyricist in the game especially when he's not on the same track as eminem. he tends to fool around when em is on the track.

  • Anonymous

    FUCK RICK ROSS TALENTLESS IDIOT WITH NO LYRICS

  • Anonymous

    CAN'T WE ALL JUST GET ALONG AND ENJOY THE MUSIC

  • Anonymous

    http://soundcloud.com/this-j-bird-bitch listen to J-Bird and you forget about how much music sucks nowadays

  • hey

    gucci mane >>>>>>> eminem

  • Diddle daddle piddle paddle

    Hiphopdx is on the Shady/Aftermath payroll. And they can't hide it anymore.

  • P

    I think 90's Em with Premo would sound kinda like Scary Movies, I'd still like to see what it sounds like nowadays though.

  • NY

    Eminem & Premo together just doesn't sound right, Eminem doesn't use a heavy amount of samples like Premo does. Premo also is more jazz rap which is far from anything that Eminem has done. Eminem now definitely couldn't spit over the beat he's completely done after three bad albums in a row.

    • Brandon Roberts

      He has only Had ONE bad album...."Relapse". Recovery was possibly his BEST EVER....If not second to marshall mathers lp. Eminem is the BEST BY FAR and Royce is Second just like implied by royce on Hell the sequel...That is all

    • Anonymous

      Yeah, completely done after selling millions of records and winning awards for thos albums, call it a day for that has been *Rolls Eyes*

  • too late

    Don't get me wrong though M.O.P. was dope. Em's new IMA DOUBLE TIME EVERYTHING then end with some wack off beat punchline that he has to scream isn't.

  • too late

    should've been 90s Em over Premo. At the very least Em with his Eminem Show flow. It's too late now. It's gonna be like M.O.P. the white boy version with Em screamin all over Premo's beat.

  • Anonymous

    Man I have always wondered why em never did any joints with preemo during the 90's. I think that this should of been done a long time ago...

  • Anonymous

    2,3 years ago Eminem was a sucka for not putting his childhood friend Royce on. Now Eminem is putting Royce on and Royce is a Toby for talking about Eminem when he & Eminem have an album hitting retail stores this week.

  • Justin Ballou

    Listen to his new track "2nd Place" off of Success is Certain. He addresses all you cats.

  • Justin Ballou

    If you are friends with Eminem, putting out an album together, and just signed to his label of course he's going to talk about him. Probably one of the first questions he gets asked in every interview. "Tell us about your relationship with Eminem?" If he was signed with Jay-Z and put out an album w/ him, who do you think he would be talking about?

  • Anonymous

    House Negro sold how many records solo? And how many chances did he have? Keep swirlin' your tongue on the tip of Em's cock Royce, that is just the way your White Massa like it, boy. Em says what? Move them puppet strings so Royce can speak!

    • Anonymous

      WOW YOU ALL ARE MORONS....HALF THE MUSIC YOU ALL PROBABLY LISTEN TO BACK IN THE DAY ROYCE WAS WRITING....HE GHOSTWROTE FOR LIKE EVERYBODY....HE IS SECOND BEST IN MUSIC RIGHT NOW ONLY BEHIND EMINEM....F*CK ALL THE COMMERCIAL AND NURSERY RHYME MUSIC....RICK ROSS SUCKS, LILWAYNE SUCKS, JEEZY SUCKS, ALL OF YOUNG MONEY SUCKS, WAKA (NEED I SAY) SUCKS, ALL OF THESE NON INTELLIGENT, WORTHLESS, NURSERY RHYME RAPPERS SUCK....I AM NOT FOR DUMBING DOWN OUR MUSIC LIKE ALL OF YOU IGNORANT PEOPLE....I DONT GIVE A F*CK ABOUT HEARING UNEDUCATED RAPPERS RHYME THE LAST WORD OF EVERY LINE AND DO NOTHING COMPLEX WITH NO RHYMING SYLLABLES BETWEEN....YOU ALL ARE MORONS!!!!

    • Rick Ross the Bawse

      @Anonymous U right nigga, Royce became an uncle Tom by suckin off Femineme so much. They ain't a sentence I hear from this nigga that don't mention him. Fuck Royce u got skillz but u don't need to suck Feminem's cock every damn second. Sad to see a nigga wit skills ride the white boys dick so hard. Bawse!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • J-byrd

    So where is keys to the city?!

  • Andrew Sass

    TOP 5 dead or alive.

  • Andrew Sass

    I cant wait for the new album. If its half of what Death is Certain was it will still be a classic.

  • Nick Crookshank

    Royce calls out Young Buck and Game in writer's block... "I'm about to fall out with Young Buck while I attempt to fuck the fucking game up." Game and Buck would destroy his old ass.

    • Anonymous

      heatitup....thank God that there are people like you to keep all these dumbed down music listeners in check...lol

    • Anonymous

      You are an idiot who does not know how to listen to music

    • TiiDo

      @Heatitup thanks for schooling this dumbass, clearly he's on the wrong site. To actually think Game or Young buck could murder Royce is just... Uuuuhhh. What's next? Lil Boosie got more skills than Elzhi? Crookshank stick to that ringtone raps you blow all day on MTV little twit. Leave Boom Bap to the rest of us. Don't ever post an opinion you have on a site like this without permission from a true hip hop head, Good look holdin' down Soulja Boi. Effing Scrotal sac.

    • a

      Nick is a re-re. It's always the dumbest people being loud when they don't know what they're talking about.

    • Anonymous

      nick crookshank you pussy ass wanksta, u quick to jump on what u dont know, wack ass rap noob, understand the concept son, u wack

    • nibs

      He's saying he's like 50, he's having a falling out with a young buck (50 did have a falling out with young buck) but he means a young kid. someone else. 50 tried to fuck the fucking game up. royce says it meaning the rap game. metaphorical comparisons to 50. not shots. those things transpired with 50. young buck knows they had a falling out. game knows 50 tried to fuck him. nothing offensive you fuck. why do you listen to rap if you don't understand it?

    • Andrew Sass

      gonna have to agree with heatitup

    • heatitup

      Alright, I'll gonna be nice about this. The word "game" has a long history, but it also refers to the rap "game." All he's saying is that he's gonna start some beef with one of these young candy rappers ("fall out with a young buck") and take over the rap game ("fuck the fucking game up"). It's clever because he's talking about it within the context of 50 Cent's fall out with Young Buck and the Game since people like to compare Nickel and 50 just because of each of their relationships with Eminem.

    • Nick Crookshank

      Last time I checked, saying you're gonna fuck something up, is calling them out.

    • heatitup

      So you do need it explained...shocking. It's called a play on words, he's not actually calling out Young Buck or the Game.

    • Nick Crookshank

      Then enlighten me faggot. How is that not calling names?

    • heatitup

      Oh the kids these days, just don't understand the lines so you hate. The line is this, "Niggas be quick to call me the new 50 Cent because of my relationship with Marshall/ used to make me a little partial/ but here's the brain-fuck/ we the same cuz, I'm probably about to fall out with a young buck while I attempt to fuck the fucking game up..." If you need that explained, hold the hate till you figure it out.

  • gun di liro

    I can't see Em & Premier being a good fit.

    • nibs

      I was about to say me either, because em is more pop. but preem did work with aguilara and sold mega (I dont know the song tho, it might suck, fuck her and pop)

  • Anonymous

    royce that dude

  • Anonymous

    Em's House Negro says what? Da 59 IQ hath spoken (after a White Boy said it was ok.) Fuck you, Slave.

    • nibs

      I'm white you ignorant fuck. When you're wrong do you admit it and learn something? Or pretend it didn't happen? Faggot.

    • Anonymous

      nibs = upset about havin to break dance for spare change on forty deuce

    • nibs

      haha black celebrities been cool since the 20s. regular black people have never been, so shut the fuck up. no 18 year old white kids need to be dropping black history and reparation knowledge when you don't got a clue. black people don't have it as sweet as seen on tv you retard. most of hip hop is porch monkeys. that's why the industry is clinging on to this dying genre, not for the profit on itunes, but because white people get paid more the more black people look bad

    • Anonymous

      whoa, stereotypical angry black guy in the house huh... hey bud get a clue, the civil right movement was in the 60's; since then, the last 20 yrs or so its actually been cool to be a black guy. no repirations for you my friend, i mean TOBY

  • Anonymous

    maybe it'll be good for preme, you know these fan boys already!

  • Anonymous

    Bull crap!! Em has had several submitted Premier beats, and chose instead to rhyme over gay ass beats and collab with Rihanna, a pop tart that he would've dissed back in the day...

  • NJ

    Em + Preem could equal classic shit so long as Em ain't screaming.

  • Anonymous

    no point in putting talks about eminem in the title, royce does it every interview.

    • Anonymous

      Yes i understand he has to promote his music but dont u think its gone outta hand? oh and rickrosstheboss u have no idea what ur talkin bout

    • Anonymous

      fuck outta here with "he has an album to promote" the nigga cant keep Ems name outta his mouth n hasnt been able to since they became friends again dude personifies the term "GROUPIE" its sad as fuck, dudes been corny as fuck since he started fuckin wit Em, ive supported him for 10 years n he's changed the last 2 i'll still listen to his music but im never payin for the shit again dudes turned into a cornball

    • Rick Ross the Bawse

      Royce got skillz but he suckin Feminem's cock so much it's sickening to see another nigga suckin up to this lame ass pop sellin white boy. Face it niggas, Feminem sucks now and Royce is nothing more than a glorified Uncle Tom wit good lyrics. BTW keep Feminem away from a Premo beat, he'll ruin it with his emo crying rap. Bawse!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • nibs

      no because royce has lately been talking about em all the time, and it is sad and repetetive

    • Anonymous

      Did you stop to think it's because he is in a group with Em, and because he has an album to promote right now?

    • Anonymous

      Sigh. My point is royce talks about Em too much. Thats it. Not that they should put up articles on Drake or any whack mc.

    • war22

      u would rather read articles about Drake and Gayne ??i dont think so...let them make articles about real dudes...

    • Anonymous

      Lol? If you're saying that because you think I'm hating, I actually am a huge fan of Royce and Em. I'm just saying its getting kind of annoying.

    • Kod2600

      as said in "Second Place song" SHUT UP FAGGOT lmao