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Music Review: Book Of Ryan by Royce Da 5'9

I’m just going to start this off by saying…Nipsey Hussle officially has competition for album of the year in my opinion and I’m upset Slaughterhouse that collective that consists of Royce Da 5’9”, Joe Budden, Joell Ortiz and Crooked I will never be a group again…now that we got that out of the way…let’s talk “Book of Ryan.”

After releasing his last album, “Layers” back in 2016 I didn’t think Royce could top himself…I was wrong. Initially slated to drop in 2016 also along with “Layers”, as his 2nd release of the year Royce told Hot New Hip Hop said this about his most personal album to date “That album is called Book of Ryan, and it’s really, really a lot of the stuff that I want to share.” Moreover, as we see with this new album…he definitely did not disappoint. Featuring the likes of Eminem, J. Cole, Pusha T, Jadakiss, T-Pain and more “Book of Ryan” finds Royce speaking on a variety of subjects such as addiction, vulnerability, domestic abuse, suicide, his childhood and the music industry while still giving us great bars.