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Album: Success Is CertainReleased: 2011
Success Is Certain
, the fifth solo album from Detroit rapper Royce da 5'9", finds him testifying to coming through from a hostile past which involved feuds with Hip-Hop luminaries and a spell in jail. "This album and where I am today is the exact opposite," Royce told The Boombox
. "I'm probably more successful than I've ever been right now, and then back then I was probably the most least successful that I've ever been. This album is about that - it has the same darkness, but the content is a little brighter. It's speaking about overcoming adversity, leaping over hurdles - just triumph in general, over the same type of production. It's still introspective, it's still emo, but it's just speaking about winning now."
This Alchemist produced track sticks to the album's concept. Royce told Boombox: "I just try to go in there and keep the integrity. I think everybody knows I can rap, put words together. I'm trying to strike a nerve and say some things that you can relate to and just let you get to know me; tell you my story."