Joell Ortiz f/ Joe Budden, Crooked I, & Royce Da 5’9” “Move On (Slaughterhouse Remix)” (2009)
Royce Da 5’9”: “I basically rap about what I’m feeling at the time. When I did Street Hop I felt like, ‘Yo, I just want to do some shit with beats and rhymes.’ I didn’t want to take it in any particular direction. That’s what I’m going to do on [this new album]. On Death Is Certain, I was just talking about what was going on in my life. Rock City, I didn’t know what the hell was going on. I was just a kid.
“Around the time we had to do ‘Move On,’ that’s really all I had to talk about. What else in my life would I be telling people to move on from? I’m basically telling people to move on from asking me about Em and saying, ‘Em, I’m sorry.’ Because that’s how I felt. I was able to look back at our relationship and see the shit that I did wrong and was willing to admit that as a man. I wasn’t looking for him to call me or anything afterwards. I thought it would be cool to let everybody know how I felt.
“Actually, me and Em did talk. We had a couple conversations. I think I did do that verse after me and him spoke. I can’t really remember. I know me and him had a conversation, but I can’t remember if it was before or after that. My memory’s terrible.”