Royce Da 5’9 Brings ‘Layers’ to Ottawa Fans

Posted: May 19, 2016 in
Written by: Chizzle

It’s been five years since Slaughterhouse and Shady Records’ rapper, Royce Da 5’9, has released a solo album. After spending the last few years getting sober and gaining a clearer perspective, he has returned with his 6th solo studio album titled ‘Layers’; A multi-dimensional, story-telling project where he speaks on his son’s birth and the loss of his grandmother. ‘Layers’, of course, comes with solid production and standout features from heavy-hitters like Rick Ross and Pusha T.

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Photo: Alexandre Brault

With more than 40 dates across the US and Canada, Royce took his brand new album on the road, starting in British Columbia and ending in Seattle. Only 9 cities into the tour, the rhymer made his way to Ottawa to perform for fans at Ritual Nightclub and give them a taste of what they’ve been missing, presented by Kapacity and Bydek. Performing recent tracks like ‘Startercoat’ off the new album and taking it back to tracks like ‘Boom’ ft. DJ Premier and ‘Fast Lane’ ft. Eminem, Royce gave the crowd a solid blend of new and classic. The crowd at Ritual Nightclub was hype and showed just how long they’ve been waiting for Royce’s return Ottawa after a few “postponed” shows with Slaughterhouse. The Detroit emcee did not disappoint.

If you missed the show, we’ve got your coverage below.

Article written by: Chizzle

All Photos shot by: Alexandre Brault

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The Author: Chizzle

Chelsea is Envy Magazine's owner. She has had a passion for hip hop at a young age and has since made it her life's career dream. Since 2008, Chelsea has worked as a freelance photographer, focusing a majority of her work on hip hop music and culture. She has photographed and interviewed many high profile artists from OG's like Obie Trice, Rakim, and Bone Thugs-n-Harmony to new-age cats like Action Bronson, Rich Homie Quan, and Yelawolf. Follow on IG: @chizzlephotodesign