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Royce Compares Eminem EP to Jay-Z/Kanye Disc

As Royce da 5’9” preps the release of his forthcoming EP with Eminem, the Slaughterhouse MC said he expects comparisons to the upcoming Kanye West/Jay-Z collaborative LP, Watch the Throne.

“I’m ready for the comparisons,” Royce told “I’m curious to see what people will say, but if you’re asking me are me and Em feeling like we’re competing with them: Nah.”

Royce said there’s no sense of competition with Kanye and Jay, because each rapper’s skills speak for themselves. “You talkin’ about four dudes that rhyme above average,” he said. “So really, it’s gon’ come down to a matter of preference. It will be some people that feel like theirs is better, some people that feel like ours is better. With me, we respect everything about them. You know what I’m sayin’? So, we not even looking at it like that.”

The still-untitled project and follow-up to Bad Meets Evil is slated to drop on June 14 via Shady/Interscope Records. —Lauren Carter with reporting by Calvin Stovall

Look for our full length feature with Royce da 5’9” on next week.

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