Merry Go Round

Album: Success Is Certain (2011)

Songfacts®:

  • This poignant autobiographic track finds Royce da 5'9" giving a run-down of his difficult past. The Detroit rapper confesses to his past misuse of alcohol, his reconciliation with his Bad Meets Evil partner Eminem, and his resurrection in the game after a spell in jail and finding himself out of favor in the hip-hop community: "My life has been going around and 'round since '95/ Went from going somewhere to about to die," he raps on the Nottz-produced track.
  • When asked by The Boombox how he's come through his troubled past, Royce replied: "I just grew; some natural maturation. I think you spend the whole decade of your 20s f---in' up and making mistakes, unless you one of those special cases where you are real mature in your 20s - I wasn't. So, now that I'm in my 30s, I'm just a lot more mature; I'm able to handle it. The way that I am now, I'm in the position where whatever success comes my way, I can handle it better."

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