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Tony Young

May 05, 2016

It might have taken him a minute, but after 20 years in the game Royce Da 5’9″ was rewarded with his first ever #1 on the Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart with his record ‘Layers’, removing Rihanna from the prestigious spot. His success hasn’t come without a price, 4 years sober, Royce admits that Hip Hop consumed him and he was drinking all the time. It was actually fellow Detroit rapper Eminem who helped him get clean. His first singles video, “Tabernacle” takes on an historical biopic tone. The video reflects on how he broke into the Detroit rap scene, key people, and events in his life as he rose to prominence with his Hardcore work ethic!

Royce Da 5’9″ is currently on the 38 city North American “Layers Tour”, hitting Canada and the US.

Check him out in a city near you!

May 5 Calgary, AB – Dickens
May 6 Edmonton, AB – Union Hall
May 8 Winnipeg, MB – Nectar
May 12 Ottawa, ON – Ritual
May 13 Kingston, ON – Overtime
May 14 Montreal, QC – Le Belmont
May 15 Waterloo, ON – Starlight Social
May 16 London, ON – Grinning Gator
May 17 Toronto, ON – Mod Club
May 19 Halifax, NS – Toothy Moose
May 20 Fredericton, NB – Khrome
May 21 St. John’s, NFLD – Rock House
May 22 Sydney, NS – Allure

June 2 – Grand Rapids, MI – The Stache
June 3 Chicago, IL – Reggies
June 4 Minneapolis, MN – 7th St. Entry
June 6 Detroit, MI – St Andrews
June 8 Boston, MA – Middle East
June 9 Philly, PA – Underground Arts
June 11 Brooklyn, NY – Baby All Right
June 12 Washington, DC – U Street
June 14 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
June 16 Austin, TX – Parish
June 17 Dallas, TX – The Loft
June 18 Houston, TX – WHL Studio
June 20 Denver, CO – Cervantes
June 22 Phoenix, AZ – Pub Rock
June 23 O.C., CA – Constellation Room
June 24 Los Angeles, CA – Los Globos
June 25 Oakland, CA – Venue
June 26 Sacramento, CA – Harlow’s
June 28 Portland, OR – Analog
June 29 Seattle, WA – Crocodile

Royce Da 5’9″ – “Tabernacle” official video.