Release Date: Feb 21, 2020
Record label: eOne
Genre(s): Rap, Pop/Rock, Underground Rap, Hardcore Rap, Midwest Rap
After years of dropping heady raps and multi-syllabic lyrical miracles, 2018 showed off all of Royce Da 5’9. PRhyme 2 gave listeners brutally macho bars and clever punchlines alongside sole producer DJ Premier, while Book of Ryan delivered a newer side to the Detroit veteran rapper, as he thoughtfully demystified his personal life and gave a laser-sharp focus to storytelling. While PRhyme 2 might’ve been more of the same Royce, one who sits comfortably big-headed on top as a lyrical rapper's rapper, Book of Ryan packaged a more lyrically interesting side to Royce, one who revealed his inner and past familial struggles, detailing personal subjects as addiction and childhood abuse.