Posted: Wednesday – June 10, 2009 @ 10:24 PM
Fans of Royce da 5’9” will get more than an earful of new music as the Detroit lyricist gears up to unleash a slew of material for eager listeners.
Royce’s first release will be the digital only EP The Revival.
The offering will include songs from the rapper’s upcoming album Street Hop as well as a new unreleased track from the group Slaughterhouse.
According to Royce, The Revival will be the first in a series of digital EPs released from the Slaughterhouse camp as Royce and fellow members Joell Ortiz, Crooked I and Joe Budden prepare for the July release of the super group’s self-titled debut album.
“The Revival will give people a chance to see what I’ve been up to and what to expect from the album,” Royce stated. “The month of July will belong to Slaughterhouse with the release of our full length group album and solo EP’s from me followed by Joell, Joey and Crooked. We will show fans why we are the ones to watch.”
In addition to The Revival, a new Slaughterhouse song not featured on the group’s album will be featured on each member’s solo digital EPs throughout July.
The arrival of the Slaughterhouse album and The Revival serve as preparation for Royce’s Street Hop.
The rapper’s fourth album, which will be executive produced by DJ Premier, concludes a lengthy process spanning almost two years.
To further anticipation for his new releases, Royce will spend the summer on the road with Slaughterhouse as part of the Rock the Bells tour.
A new single and video for The Revival is set to debut in the coming weeks.
Royce da 5’9”’s The Revival is slated to be released July 7 to all major digital outlets, while Street Hop hits stores on September 22.
The following is a list of Rock the Bells tour dates featuring Slaughterhouse:
June 27 – Chicago, IL – First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
June 28 – Detroit, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre
July 5 – Toronto, ONT – Molson Amphitheatre
July 12 – Baltimore. MD/DC – Meriweather Post Pavilion
July 18 – Boston, MA – Comcast Center
July 19 – New York, NY – Jones Beach Amphitheatre
August 1 – Vancouver, BC – Deer Lake Park
August 2 – Calgary, AB – Shaw Millennium Park
August 6 – Denver, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre
August 8 – Los Angeles, CA – Glen Helen Amphitheatre
August 9 – San Francisco, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre