Royce Takes The Keys From Khaled & Jay Z And Unlocks A New Level (Audio)

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Royce 5’9″ says he’s starting to have fun young again. That is deeply apparent on his “I Got The Keys” freestyle. In what may be shaping up to be a weekly song series from Nickel Nine, the Detroit, Michigan veteran takes one of the biggest records of 2016 (by DJ Khaled, Jay Z, and Future) and unlocks new potential.

Royce fills in the track with a flow that fills in the beat produced by Southside, Jake One, G Koop, and Khaled. He goes into a lyrical frenzy, circling around, hitting as many rhymes as he can. Moreover, the original “Renegade” collaborator makes a case for how he could belong on a song like Khaled’s take. 5’9″ spits at the competition, and explains why he’s deeply aware of the current Rap trends (from Migos to G Herbo to Fetty Wap), while admitting that he’s a fan of C-Murder, a product of getting called racial slurs growing up, and having to live it as you rap it. The MC uses his skills and wisdom to offer a different style on the song, albeit with the same message.

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This freestyle completely warrants a look at the lyrics, from the magnitude of bars to the substance behind them:

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PRhyme 2 has long been confirmed to be on its way, likely making this only an appetizer to what the member of Slaughterhouse and Bad Meets Evil has in store.