Among underground hip-hop fans, one of the most hotly-anticipated sets of ‘09 was Royce Da 5’9”‘s fourth solo album, Street Hop. After switching his focus to hip-hop supergroup Slaughterhouse, however, the Detroit vet pushed the album to 2010. Now back in solo mode, Royce showcases the results of his stint in lyrical boot camp on his latest single, New Money. An uncredited singer (possibly Adela?) adds to the mood with a soulful hook and bridge vocals, and Dirty Southern producer Streetrunner delivers a Northeastern-style beat that the Midwestern emcee fittingly slaughters. Fans may groan (understandably) at the seemingly endless delays, but judging by this track’s quality (and the great DJ Premier‘s role as executive producer) Street Hop will be well worth the wait.
Listen to More: Royce Da 5'9"
Written by Burmy on 09/14/09
First DJ Booth Appearance:
"The Music Industry (Remix) ft. Various" (2008)
You Might Like...
Member Reviews and Ratings
- Interview With a “White Rapper”: Rittz on Race, Respect & Hip-Hop
- Statik Selektah - What Goes Around
- Wiz Khalifa - Blacc Hollywood
- Top 20 Hip Hop / R&B Songs Chart (August 18, 2014)
- Lupe Fiasco Puts Ratchet Appeal With a Concept “Next To It”
- Kanye West is Right, the Media is the Fucking Worst
- The DJBooth Top Prospects EP (Vol. 1)
- DJBooth City Cypher #1 (ft. Emilio Rojas, Maffew Ragazino, Black Dave, HD & Kirk Knight)
- The Best Hip-Hop & R&B Songs of 2014 (Ongoing)
- Even More Porn Stars in Music Videos (NSFW)
Discover the best new songs, videos, and albums added to the Booth.