Royce 5’9 Jacks Big Sean For His Moves. No MC Is Safe (Audio)
We are less than one month into 2017, and Royce 5’9 has already released a bevy of freestyles, each incorporating beats from artists with younger careers than his and in styles very different from his own. Thus far, he has recreated DJ Khaled’s “I Got The Keys,” Migos’ “Bad and Boujee,” and French Montana and Black Kodak’s “Lockjaw.” Since January 23, he has made the freestyles a weekly affair and today (January 30), he has extended his lyrical onslaught, taking on one of today’s hottest Rap records.
Big Sean’s “Moves” serves as this week’s inspiration for Royce, who has called his freestyle “Let’s Take Them To War.” Based on the content of last week’s freestyle, in which the Detroit MC vowed to remind lesser rappers of his superior prowess, it’s safe to assume Royce is again directing shots at some of today’s most popular artists. However, it’s clear he supports his fellow Motor City rapper at the outset of the freestyle. “I been had the moves,” begins Royce before rapping “I got I Decided on pre-order, my lil homie just went gold,” referencing Big Sean’s new album (arriving February 3) and the fact that his single “Bounce Back” has been certified gold.
But it isn’t all love on “Let’s Take Them To War,” as Royce says “I got Elijah Muhammad glow/I got the dough these rappers claim they got at the house in a drawer in an envelope.” He namedrops Lil Yachty, comparing him to a dirty mop (which has a double entendre Royce seamlessly incorporates, too) and also takes aim at “mumble Rap” in general, and as the beat in the freestyle switches up, he doesn’t lose any of the accusatory steam. For the second half of the freestyle, he takes on Dave East’s “No Hook,” but nevertheless drops unrelenting blows left and right…
Whose song should be up next in Royce 5’9’s crosshairs?