EXCLUSIVE: Royce Da 5’9” Addresses Saying Drake Is Not A Top Lyricist (VIDEO)


(AllHipHop News) Royce Da 5’9” was among the Hip Hop representatives that shared his opinion on Drake’s place on the list of greatest emcees following the Quentin Miller ghostwriting allegations. Just like Ice Cube, Kxng Crooked, and A$AP Rocky, Royce expressed a rapper using someone else to write his verses diminishes his position in the G.O.A.T. discussion. 

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Despite reiterating a viewpoint that has been conveyed by other people, Royce faced some backlash for his comments about Drake. AllHipHop.com caught up with the Detroit spitter to see whether he felt the need to clear up saying the OVO leader is not a top-tier lyricist.

“I don’t think there’s anything to clarify,” states Royce. “If you look at the interview, I said that the way that [Drake] creates is a dope way of creating. I said I personally get fulfillment from writing.”

The Slaughterhouse member added, “I’m not going to keep explaining myself. I’ve been in the game for over 15 years. I don’t have to explain myself to anybody.”

Royce Da 5’9″ is preparing to release his Layers album on April 18. Pre-order the LP on iTunes.

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Watch Royce Da 5’9”’s interview below.