Royce Speaks On Eminem, Proof, Jail And New LP

posted January 29, 2007 10:39:33 AM CST | 28 comments

Royce Da 5'9 recently spent some time in jail. Using the bidas fuel to his passion for music, he came out with a fury. Recently, he spoke out about the experience in jail and his relationships with Proof and Eminem, as well as the new projects he's got in store for 2007.

While jail is rarely something people enjoy, Royce found it did not deter him from his goals.

Things happen, and it didnt set me back too far. Before I went in there, you had people that was saying Im finished. And those same people will be jumping back on my dick as soon as I come out with something. Thats how muthafuckas is, and if you can get through that, then you can get through anything, he recentlysaid in aXXL interview.

While in jail, Royce also had to grieve the loss of longtime friend (and former rival) Proof.

That was my nigga. Me and Proof were real good friends. Me going to his Grandmamma house every time I finished a song and us playing it. And I remember him pressing record on another Maxwell tape, wanting a copy as soon as I put mines in, before he even heard it. We was real cool. It was a relationship even before I met Em. It was solid with Proof. That was like 95, he explained.

According to Royce,none of this has helped bring him and former partner Eminem back to the Bad Meets Evil days.

We aiight. We just dont talk. Theres nothing really to talk about at this point. I think we both made our minds up on what it is, and thats it. Two people can agree to disagree and leave it at that. It dont have to be a problem, he added.

With this behind him, he's ready to unleash new albums and as he put it, artists should "worry."

Its gonna be the type of album to make all the artists worry when they hear it...Nobody can do what I can do. Just picture the mind frame Nas goes into making an album, the mind frame Jay goes into making an album, the mind frame Em goes into making an album, and put it all together, all elements off of all those albums. The diversity of what theyre best at doing, he added.

Currently, Royce is also working on a mixtape with DJ Premier and Statik Selektah. The mixtape will reportedly drop sometime in February or early March. No word yet on the album's finalized release date.

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