Royce 5’9’s Ill Rhymes Put Other MCs In The Sunken Place (Audio)
Conway The Machine is set to drop a midweek project titled Reject On Steroids tomorrow (May 25), and a new collaboration with Royce 5’9 for DJ Green Lantern will inject Hip-Hop Heads with enough bars to last a good while. “iLL” partners the Buffalo, New York rapper with the Detroit, Michigan MC for some seriously sick rhymes atop ominous production which samples one of Jay Z’s deeper cuts – “U Don’t Know” off 2001’s The Blueprint.
Royce is up first, announcing he “Came in here with reinforcements and with the goons, I never fail/I aimed for the stars, came up short, and I hit the moon/I’m more G than if Vorhees had the pumpkin face/Mack 11 thump ‘n’ chase/B*tches never dumped, I make ’em Get Out/Control they minds and keep ’em down in that Sunken Place…” Referencing what may prove to be the biggest cultural phenomenon in film this year, Royce shouts out Jordan Peele’s blockbuster movie but, because he’s Royce, manages to apply the metaphor to something else entirely. Of course, he also supplies a few of his signature one-liners, including the highly entertaining “I tell the baddest b*tch around ‘hoe, you look like Tory Lanez’s jump shot” and “rappers like a bunch of baby birds, waiting for me to vomit.”
Earlier this month, Royce teased what appears to be new material from the forthcoming PRhyme 2, the much anticipated follow-up to his debut collaborative LP with DJ Premier. “iLL” will appear on Reject on Steroids, which follows Royce’s own “Rap On Steroids,” a Black Thought-assisted lyrical murder.