Royce da 5'9

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Royce da 5'9
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Background Information

Birth Name

Ryan Daniel Montgomery


July 5, 1977




Hip hop

Years Active

1995 – present


Rapper, songwriter


Bad Half Entertainment (present)
Interscope, Shady, Columbia, E1 GAME, Gracie Productions M.I.C., Records One Records (former)



Ryan Daniel Montgomery, better known by his stage name Royce da 5′9″, is a rapper and songwriter. He is best known for his longtime association with Eminem as well as his solo career, recording primarily with producers Carlos "6 July" Broady and DJ Premier, as well as ghostwriting for the likes of Diddy and Dr. Dre. Royce is one half of the rap duo Bad Meets Evil with Eminem, one quarter of the hip hop group Slaughterhouse with Joe Budden, Joell Ortiz and Crooked I, and one half of the hip hop group PRhyme with DJ Premier.

Royce is married. "I met my wife in Oak Park High School, we had Spanish class together. She was in the 10th grade and I was in the 9th grade. We didn’t become a couple until around 1995, when I was supposed to graduate. While in high school, Royce da 5′9″ was generally a good student in class. He recalls in an interview by saying, "In high school I would usually excel in class depending on the teacher, I will admit I did have a bit of attention issues but actually I was a well appreciated student

Royce has two sons, James and Trenton. He also has three daughters. He is a recovering alcoholic, being sober since September 11, 2012. One of the main reasons for his choice of sobriety was his son saying "I love my dad I think he's Superman but I don't really know him"


Complete Royce da 5'9" discography

Studio albums

  • Rock City (2002)
  • Death Is Certain (2004)
  • Independent's Day (2005)
  • Street Hop (2009)
  • Success Is Certain (2011)
  • Layers (2016)
  • Book of Ryan (2018)

Collaborative albums

  • Slaughterhouse (with Slaughterhouse) (2009)
  • Hell: The Sequel (with Bad Meets Evil) (2011)
  • Welcome to: Our House (with Slaughterhouse) (2012)
  • Shady XV (with Shady Records) (2014)
  • PRhyme (with DJ Premier as PRhyme) (2014)
  • PRhyme 2 (with DJ Premier as PRhyme) (2018)


External Links

YouTube Channel