Royce Da 5’9″ is currently prepping for the release of his new solo album Layers. With the LP scheduled to drop next month, Royce is out on the interview circuit promoting the project. But during a conversation with Complex, the Detroit rapper went through some of his history in the rap game. When asked about his biggest regret, Royce Da 5’9″ revealed that he once turned down a deal with Dr. Dre that included unlimited beats from the legendary producer.
“I made a decision to sign with Tommy Boy instead of Dr. Dre back in the day,” Royce said. “Sometimes I don’t really regret it because by saying that, I’m basically saying that I regret where I’m at today which couldn’t be further from the truth. But sometimes I wonder what woulda happened had I done that. What kind of music would I have been able to make? Because he was offering me a $250,000 budget and unlimited Dre beats. And Tommy Boy was just offering me a million dollars. And for whatever reason, at 20 years old, the million dollars sounded like a much more valuable deal when in actuality, it wasn’t at all.”
Outside of the revelation that Royce Da 5’9″ turned down a deal with Dr. Dre for Tommy Boy, the Slaughterhouse member spoke in detail about his sobriety. Royce said that getting sober was the best decision he ever made. He also describes how Eminem, who went through a similar experience, has been an invaluable source of support since Royce first got sober in 2012.
The new Royce Da 5’9″ album Layers will be released on April 15
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If i can recall weren't dre and em gonna do with him what they did with fifty?