Royce Da 5’9″ and Redman are part of a mutual admiration society — and nowhere is their brotherhood more evident than on their latest track, “Royce & Reggie.”
Taken from Royce’s The Heaven Experience: Lost Sessions EP, the lyrical giants go head-to-head and bar for bar over the DJ Pain 1-produced beat.
Redman kicks off the verbal assault with the assertion of having “women all in my DM/ Give ’em that super-dick/ Yeah, I Apollo Creed ’em,” before Royce joins in and spits: “I act a fool in the cipher/ They don’t like that.”
Clocking in at just under four minutes, you can check the track out below:
The Heaven Experience: Lost Sessions is part of a larger project for Royce Da 5’9″ that features a new virtual world the Detroit rapper has launched in partnership with Passage, a Metaverse and NFT marketplace and blog.
Royce’s project is available across all streaming platforms through Heaven Studios Inc. in partnership with The Orchard. Fans can participate in the Metaverse experience by buying the Heaven Experience Pass on April 4.
Royce Da 5’9″‘s forward-thinking approach to the Metaverse only adds further fuel to his G.O.A.T. status fire. Back in 2021, the former Slaughterhouse MC unearthed a 2016 video of Redman praising his 2016 track, “Flesh,” while riding in his car.
Red says at the beginning of the clip: “Royce 5 fucking 9, n-gga. Listen to this fucking verse.” From there, he lets the song play as he nods his head to the beat.
The feeling proved mutual as Royce Da 5’9″ responded to the praise on Instagram by citing Redman as an inspiration, as well.
“The more you achieve, the more you’ll realize how much sum’n like this means to you… I studied Redman like religion just so I could be reciprocal if I should ever one day have a chance to be,” he wrote. “I needed this to be his reaction to me because this was always my reaction to him.
“We all experience our own subjective versions of perceived success but what are the people who cheer for us, celebrating? The most visible, obvious things are the easiest to forget about over time and Legacy is everything to me.”
Listen to The Heaven Experience: The Lost Sessionshere, and check out the tracklisting below:
1. “Signs Of Slowing Up”
2. “Out The Barrell”
3. “Look At This (Uncle Joe)”
4. “Grown Ass Man”
5. “Royce & Reggie” feat. Redman
6. “Ion Wanna” feat. Courtney Bell