Royce Da 5’9” “I’m The King” (2001)

Producer: Alchemist

Album: “Nuthin’ To Do” / “Scary Movies” Maxi Single

Label: Game Recordings

Royce Da 5’9”: “That one’s from a long time ago. That might be the first joint me and Alchemist did together. I did that way back in the day when I didn’t even know how to write records. I was still unsigned when I did that song. I don’t even remember too much of that process. All I can say is I wrote it and laid it down and I think I was doing it for a piece of vinyl that Game Records was trying to do.

“I remember saying ‘Signed with hype’ on there. First I said, ‘I’m unsigned hype,’ because I was about to be in the ‘Unsigned Hype’ column in The Source. But I got my deal before that could come out, so they didn’t put that out. I had to change the line to, ‘Now I’m signed with hype.’ I had called myself unsigned hype and I was signed to a deal literally a week later before anything could come out.”