February 7, 2020 (New York, NY) – Royce 5’9″ releases a new track and video for “Upside Down” feat. Benny the Butcherand Ashley Sorrell, today. Directed by Cricket, the video shows Royce spitting lyrics from the pulpit, joined by Benny the Butcher, to enlighten the congregants. “Upside Down” is the fourth track to be released from Royce’s forthcoming album THE ALLEGORY (eOne/Heaven Studios, Inc.), set to be released on February 21. Last week, Royce released the IG track “I Don’t Age,” available immediately with the album preorder here.
Royce is also featured on 3 tracks from Eminem‘s surprise #1 album MUSIC TO BE MURDERED BY. He appears on “Yah Yah,” featuring Black Thought, Q-Tip and Denaun Porter, “You Gon’ Learn,” featuring White Gold and “I Will,” featuring Slaughterhouse members KXNG Crooked and Joell Ortiz. With Em, his partner in rhyme, Royce adds to his production arsenal on the controversial lead single, “Darkness” and “You Gon’ Learn.“
In celebration of THE ALLEGORY Royce will perform in Detroit on February 20, 2020 at The Garden Theatre located at 3929 Woodward Ave. The doors open at 7PM and advance tickets are available here.
Ticket buyers will receive a free album download with the purchase of a ticket.
THE ALLEGORY TRACKLISTING
1. MR GRACE (Intro)
2. DOPE MAN Feat. Emanny & Cedric The Entertainer
3. I DON’T AGE
4. PENDULUM Feat. Ashley Sorrell
5. I PLAY FOREVER Feat.Grafh
6. ICE CREAM (Interlude)
7. ON THE BLOCK Feat. Oswin Benjamin & DJ Premier
8. GENERATION IS BROKEN
9. OVERCOMER Feat. Westside Gunn
10. MS GRACE INTERLUDE
11. THOU SHALL Feat. Kid Vishis
12. FUBU Featuring Conway The Machine
13. A BLACK MAN FAVORITE SHOE (Skit)
14. UPSIDE DOWN Feat. Ashley Sorrell & Benny The Butcher
15. PERSPECTIVE (Skit)
16. TRICKED Featuring KXNG Crooked
17. BLACK PEOPLE IN AMERICA
18. BLACK SAVAGE Feat. Sy Ari Da Kid, White Gold, CyHi The Prynce & T.i.
19. RHINESTONE DOO RAG
20. YOUNG WORLD feat. Vince Staples & G. Perico
21. MY PEOPLE FREE feat. Ashley Sorrell
22. HERO feat. White Gold
ABOUT ROYCE 5’9″
Royce 5’9” has balanced substance and style with the best in music. In addition to an incredible solo career, Royce co-founded Bad Meets Evil (with Eminem), Slaughterhouse (with Joe Budden, Joell Ortiz, and Kxng Crooked), and PRhyme (with DJ Premier). Most known for his confident wordplay, revealing accounts of his life growing up in Detroit, overcoming addiction, and holding Rap peers accountable, Royce sits with Hip-Hop’s elite and continues to be one of rap’s most trusted brands. Through his hard work and dedication to his craft, Royce has built and maintained a cult following and the artistic pedigree of Ryan Montgomery has never been called into question. Instead, through recent releases, including Layers (2016), The Book Of Ryan (2018), and Allegory (2020), Royce has been credited as a leader in the culture by making thought-provoking, thematic releases. The once self-proclaimed “best-kept secret” of Rap, this platinum-selling, list-topping MC continues to earn his accolades though his ability to release new music with unmatched consistency.