Royce Da 5'9" - "New Money"

Few garner more respect among underground hip hop heads than Ryan Montgomery.  Better known by his moniker, Royce Da 5'9", this Detroit emcee has contributed with greats like Eminem and DJ Premier and has ghostwritten for the likes of Diddy and Dr. Dre.  Royce was a member of the short lived duo Bad Meets Evil and is my second favorite member of underground supergroup Slaughterhouse (behind only Joell Ortiz).

Lyrically, Royce is right up there with your favorite rapper and the thing I love about him is that he is uncompromising, and would sooner go hungry before putting out a mindless pop track.  This track comes off of his upcoming Street Hop.  I've also included a link for his DJ Greenlantern-produced The Bar Exam 2 (one of the best mixtapes of 2008...I love every track especially his "I'm Me Freestyle").

Peace, Love, & Hip Hop,

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