Royce 5’9 Turns the Page with Self-Produced Album, ‘The Allegory’

blame it on Shake February 21, 2020

With Book of Ryan still in heavy rotation from 2018, Royce 5’9″ is ready to bust our heads open again with the release of his new album, The Allegory.

Unlike any of his previous releases, Royce is not only rapping his ass off, but the Detroit native is also behind the album’s production. Yeah, he does it all.

After kicking things off on “Black Savage” with CyHi the PrynceSy Ari Da KidT.I. and While Gold, Royce kept the campaign rolling with a pair of Griselda-assisted tracks (“Overcomer” with Westside Gunn and “Upside Down” with Benny the Butcher) before hitting us with “I Don’t Age.”

Now, after circulating the country on an epic promo run, Royce is right back at the DopeHouse with the release of the album. Locked in at 22 tracks (five of which are interludes), there’s appearances from DJ Premier, Eminem, Conway, Vince Staples, G Perico, KXNG Crooked, Kid Vishis, Ashley Sorrell, Oswin Benjamin, Emanny, and Cedric the Entertainer.

Press play below and be sure to add The Allegory wherever you get music.

  1. “Mr. Grace (Intro)”
  2. “Dope Man” f. Emanny & Cedric the Entertainer
  3. “I Don’t Age”
  4. “Pendulum” f. Ashley Sorrell”
  5. “I Play Forever” f. Grafh
  6. “Ice Cream (Interlude)”
  7. “On the Block” f. Oswin Benjamin & DJ Premier
  8. “Generation Is Broken”
  9. “Overcomer” f. Westside Gunn
  10. “Mrs. Grace (Interlude)”
  11. “Thou Shall” f. Kid Vishis
  12. “FUBU” f. Conway the Machine
  13. “A Black Man Favorite Shoe (Skit)”
  14. “Upside Down” f. Ashley Sorrell & Benny the Butcher
  15. “Perspective (Skit)”
  16. “Tricked” f. KXNG Crooked
  17. “Black People In America”
  18. “Black Savage” f. Sy Ari Da Kid, White Gold, CyHi the Prynce & T.I.
  19. “Rhinestone Doo Rag”
  20. “Young World” f. Vince Staples & G Perico
  21. “My People Free” f. Ashley Sorrell
  22. “Hero” f. White Gold