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Royce Da 5’9”, Success Is Certain

“Better later than never” has applied to few more aptly than Royce Da 5’9”. Public discord with co-conspirator Eminem, ghost writing controversies and jail time gave the Detroit MC's career more false starts than a deaf track athlete. Unfazed, Royce joined forces with Crooked I, Joe Budden and Joell Ortiz—all lyrically outstanding outcasts in their own right—to form Slaughterhouse. The crew and its members eventually clawed their way back to the majors with to a heavily hyped deal with Shady Records, resuscitating Royce's decades-long partnership with Marshall in the process. Now experiencing a career renaissance courtesy of his first chart-topping ...

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