In a recent interview with XXL, Royce speaks on Relapse, D.O.A., Slaughterhouse and more. Check some of my choice quotes below, then hit the link at the bottom for the rest.
XXL: Do you think fans should hold rappers to those standards of newness? (Talking about Royce spitting a recycled verse on Green Lantern).
Royce Da 5’9: I don’t think people take into consideration what’s going on. Back in the day when I was doing radio with [Eminem], we’d go through the same three or four verses all over the country. Now, the second you say it, it’s video and audio documented on the ’Net, and you can never say it again. Then they bashed Drake for rhyming off his Blackberry at the station. This is a human brain we’re talking about. How do you expect niggas to memorize all this shit so fast? Niggas be drinking and shit. I don’t think it’s fair, but it is what it is.
XXL: Graphic. We also got Joell Ortiz to relay a question to you. He asks, if there were another four MCs that could compete with Slaughterhouse, who would they be?
Royce Da 5’9″: Only the greats, you can’t compare nobody else to us. We’ll chop their fucking heads off. I say Jay-Z, Eminem, Nas and Jesus Christ. That’s my four. I’m dead fuckin’ serious. I think they’ll take us—because Jesus is in there. [Laughs]