Royce Da 5’9″ & Killer Mike Are Hungry…& They Leave Nothing For Other Rappers To Eat (Audio)
Ever since their collaboration on “Underground Kings” from PRhyme’s 2014 eponymous LP, Royce Da 5’9″ and Killer Mike have left plenty of Heads wanting more. On tracks together, toe to toe is an understatement, and the two ridiculously skilled MCs continue to release unrelenting bar after bar on their respective solo and collaborative releases. But something truly outrageous happens when the Atlanta, Georgia and Detroit, Michigan spitters join forces on one track, and in their latest duet, their appetites on the mic are as big as ever. This time around, they’ve got support from producer Frank the Butcher who bodied the beat, leaving the lyricists plenty of material for the tenderest of cuts.
“Eat What You Killed” is somewhat of a promotional loosie, released in conjunction with Frank the Butcher’s Puma sneaker release of the same name. Royce sets things off, leaving not an iota of meat on the bones of his verse, beasting with lyrics like “and treat it like it’s a big feast, and pick my teeth with a vertebrate/and even though I plan to be back, I don’t plan to leave behind a bone/I rhyme with no apathy, my mind stuck on beef/and bon appétit, I don’t have to get deep, I ride alone.” Mike is just as ruthless, boasting “Heart of a lion, though, I ain’t lyin’, hoe/Violent rhino, angry hippopotamus…” The flow is delicious. Check it out.