Royce Da 5’9″ Explains How Him and Eminem Write the Songs Together

Remy Gelenidze

Royce Da 5’9 hit up DJ Booth’s office where he explained the different layers that make him Royce and how he’s giving a different layer to each of the hip-hop groups he has been in that includes: Slaughterhouse with Joe Budden, Kxng Crooked, and Joell Ortiz, Bad Meets Evil with Eminem, and PRhyme with DJ Premier:

“When I rap with Marshall, It’s all about technical, it’s all about being technical. Each song we do it’s like us getting together and going back and forth, doing crossword puzzles, we complete each other’s syllables. We use the patters that a lot of MCs can’t use. Even me and Crooked can do some of this kind of stuff but Joell and Joe, they don’t like doing it.”

“Over the years, Eminem developed a lot of layers. When we were doing the Bad Meets Evil album, a lot of times I would come to the studio and Em is already there. He likes going to the studio early…So what happened is, I came in later in the day, maybe 5 or 6 p.m., which is kinda early in the morning for me. Eminem gets in there maybe 11 a.m., so he has a start on me. I get in to the studio and he already has 35 bars and in 16 of those bars he’s using the same syllable like scheme so he has pretty much used up every single word you can think of to keep the syllable going and we don’t like to say the same word twice so I gotta come out with the dumbest words to keep the s**t going.”

Listen to the full interview below:


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