Royce Da 5’9′ proved throughout his career that his bars were as sharp as any emcee in the game. After aligning himself with the four-headed monster in Slaughterhouse and becoming one of raps’ most feared duos with Eminem, it’s safe to say that Royce’s lyrical sword is pretty lethal. While Royce has had a good run in hip hop, he still languishes on some mistakes he wishes he could have prevented. During his interview with Complex, the Detroit rapper explained his biggest regret.
“I made a decision to sign with Tommy Boy instead of Dr. Dre back in the day… he was offering me a $250,000 budget and unlimited Dre beats. Tommy Boy was just offering me a million dollars. For whatever reason, at 20 years old, a million dollars sounded like a much more valuable deal.”
A deal with Dr. Dre and Aftermath? The possibility of Marshall and Royce over some good beats by the doctor sounds like a prescription any fan would want. We’ve seen how rDre has fared with the likes of a young Kendrick Lamar, Eminem, and 50 Cent. An astute lyricist like Royce would have thrived tremendously under the aid of Dr. Dre. SHARE this with your friends.
Any man would have made the same decision.