17 Songs, 1 Hour 3 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Detroit’s Royce da 5'9" is something of a rapper’s rapper: hard-working, well connected, indifferent to trends but passionately dedicated to the craft. And he brings it all together on Layers with textbook boom bap, as confident and cinematic as it is cool. “Highest exalted/Call me commercial?/I’m highly insulted,” he drawls on “Shine,” delivering a workingman’s credo that surfaces again on the album’s title track, alongside Pusha T and Rick Ross: “I philosophize with wise words from learned lessons/In my world, mistakes turns to blessings.” Not that he’s too humble to flex when he’s ready—just listen to “Hard.”

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EDITORS’ NOTES

Detroit’s Royce da 5'9" is something of a rapper’s rapper: hard-working, well connected, indifferent to trends but passionately dedicated to the craft. And he brings it all together on Layers with textbook boom bap, as confident and cinematic as it is cool. “Highest exalted/Call me commercial?/I’m highly insulted,” he drawls on “Shine,” delivering a workingman’s credo that surfaces again on the album’s title track, alongside Pusha T and Rick Ross: “I philosophize with wise words from learned lessons/In my world, mistakes turns to blessings.” Not that he’s too humble to flex when he’s ready—just listen to “Hard.”

Parental Advisory Explicit Content
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Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
18 Ratings
18 Ratings
highfive 1 ,

layers

I’m gutted lyrics are good but production is weak. I have paid for every royce 5’9 "album from day one but i expected better as all his other albums are better than this. The mixtape for this album is better

AwesomeDuck4u ,

Good album, not memorable

It's a good album but there's no standout songs that make you want to come back, except tabernacle and Quiet(I think that's what it's called). Lyrically, Royce has done amazing on this album, and he has a good sound, but the sound varied very little throughout the album.

Big Poppa P ,

Great album

Brilliant album, great production also fro mr porter, dj khalil and S1 to name a few. Royce is a lyricist...

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