Royce Da 5’9″, Pusha T and Rick Ross Even the Scales in “Layers” Video
It's been over two months since Royce Da 5'9" dropped his album Layers, and sticking to the adage that good things come to those who wait, the Detroit rapper doesn't disappoint with the video to the album's title track. Directed by Ryan Snyder, the video premiered on Complex earlier today (June 29) with Royce explaining the Louis Farrakhan soundbites to the outlet via email.
"The Farrakhan speech inspired me to want to do something a little different and push what would be considered my creative boundary a little bit," he wrote. "I thought having me, Push, and Rozay on a song together would be unexpected as well as a great start at doing so. Enjoy."
In late April, Layers became Royce's first album to reach No. 1 on Billboard’s Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and just last week, XXL included it on our list of the 27 best hip-hop albums of 2016 so far. Royce finishes up his North American tour in support of the album tonight in Seattle and will join the Wu-Tang Clan, Swizz Beatz and more at the New York City Roots Picnic this October.
Speaking with XXL in March, the rapper explained how Layers represent the totality of his musical journey. “One of my layers is PRhyme, another is Slaughterhouse, another is Bad Meets Evil,” Royce said. “All of these different styles and sides of my creativity come out in different ways and different groups, and this is basically me peeling back all the layers and giving you every side of me as Royce da 5’9” the solo artist in 2016. This is the complete artist.”
Watch the video for "Layers" up above.
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