ROYCE 5’9” TACKLES ADDICTION WITH NEW VIDEO FOR TRACK “COCAINE”

Courtesy of Entertainment One

(January 18, 2019) Royce 5’9” releases the new video for his track “Cocaine,” today. The song will see its TV premiere on BET Jams this Sunday, January 20th. “Cocaine” is a deeply personal song which tackles the subject of addiction in a very thoughtful way. Directed by Safehouse, the video amplifies the heartbreaking yet uplifting track.

I’m losing my mind, trying to figure out
How did I inherit so much pain
I drink a lot of alcohol, problems with the law
Would I have done better or the same
If Daddy never tried cocaine?

Royce just wrapped a tour of Australia in December and will be announcing a U.S. headlining tour shortly.

Royce 5’9”’s latest album, Book of Ryan (Entertainment One/Heaven Studios, Inc.), is out now. Both fans and critics alike have high praise for the album.

Critics say:

Royce da 5’9″ is on a lyrical killing spree.” — Vibe

“‘Book Of Ryan’ continues a four-year, six-album streak of top-tier lyricism, with noted personal and artistic growth in the process. His 2018 output will not only earn him noted respect as one of the best lyricists of the year but in rap as a whole.” — Hip Hop DX

Even 20 years into his career, Royce maintains his reputation as one of hip-hop’s premier rappers by releasing his most affecting work yet.
XXL

This is a memoir, seemingly written as a look back on the journey in a way that is highly-engaging for all. If there is a collection of songs to understand what makes Royce 5’9 great at rapping and making art, ‘Book Of Ryan’ belongs on the shelf.” — Ambrosia For Heads

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