Following last week’s highly anticipated release of THE ALLEGORY, Royce 5’9” enjoys both the #1 and #2 spots on iTunes Hip-Hop/Rap Albums chart debuting at #1 with the release THE ALLEGORY while enjoying the #2 spot for his work on his Bad Meets Evil partner EMINEM’s Music To Be Murdered By. The Allegory was released on February 21st via Entertainment One (eOne) and Heaven Studios, Inc. and is available on all DSPs and for purchase on iTunes.
To commemorate the release, today, Royce gives fans the new Cricket-directed visual for “TRICKED,” featuring his Slaughterhouse brethren KXNG CROOKED.
Watch Royce 5’9” f/ KXNG Crooked “Tricked” video
THE ALLEGORY examines a climate where frauds are being perpetrated all around us. Political divisiveness, rising racial tensions, civil rights violations, social media toxicity, fame culture, wealth disparity, mental illness, mass shootings, the lack of parental oversight and an opioid epidemic that is ravaging our communities. These are just a handful of the issues that are eroding our social and moral fiber and the trickle-down affect it has created.
“THE ALLEGORY is a study on perception about the ills that are afflicting our society. I have a desire to give light to these wrongs in an effort to start the conversation and hopefully help the next generation navigate through to change the narrative,” states Royce 5’9”.
THE ALLEGORY continues to display Royce’s progression and growth as an artist, as he immerses himself into production, solely producing The Allegory in its entirety. His foray into production was foreshadowed by Eminem’s recently released chart-topping album, Music To Be Murdered By, as Royce co-produced two tracks from the surprise album, including “You Gon’ Learn” featuring White Gold and with Em, Royce adds to his production arsenal on the controversial lead-single “Darkness.”