Royce Da 5'9 Preparing New Album

Detroit's Royce Da

5'9 is preparing to release a new album on his label, Make-It-Count Records.

Death Is Certain

is Royce's third album and will feature production by newcomer Asar, DJ Premier,

Carlos Broady, as well as collaborations between D-Elite and members of the

R&B trio, Next.

"I talk about

my ups and downs in the industry," Royce said. "The new single, 'Throwback'

is hitting air waves now."

In addition to

Royce's album, Make-It-Count is gearing up to release a new mixtape that features

the D-Elite crew, hosted by Detroit's DJ Butter.

Death Is Certain

is scheduled for a February 2004 release.