℗ 2020 Entertainment One U.S., LP
The Allegory Tracklist:
I've been a fan of Nickel9 for a while. I couldn't believe the reviews that said he hated white people. I was wary because I wasn't a huge fan of his last release. I had to listen to this album for myself to see if it was true. I'm glad I did because he doesn't rap about hating white people. He raps about overcoming struggles, and self-reliance. He's passing along his wisdom... to his son, and to a younger generation of artists, and listeners. Don't be influenced by people who didn't understand what they were listening to. This album is solid, and worth a listen.
I wrote this review upon hereing only one song. But I listened to the rest of the album... He is entitled to his opinion, but really? He is basically acusing a good majority of white people to be racist. . Now that, is true racicsm . Please go back to your first album.
Yo Royce been a lyricist u fake rap fans! Go listen to Death is Certain, The Mic, Lost files, All Bar Exams, Prhymez! Nikle responsible for alot of the Detroit culture u rap pundits! Peace Nikle rip Kobe rip Nipsey
Look of course I’m a long time Royce da 5’9” fan but overall Yelawolf is a better overall artist. In a rap battle it would be hard to go against Royce but honestly I strongly think Yelawolf would hold his own. #BloodySunday V.S. #LookingatmyDogs
Flows are tight. Beats are tight and I would’ve given the album a 3 but I had to balance out all the 5 stars. Sorry fam you missed me on this one. Guess my white skin says “enemy” to you. Not all whites people are evil billionaires who run the world. Let’s look at the real problem with the separation of rich and poor. NOT black and white. Cant stand racists of ANY skin color.
Nothing but respect for one of the best MC’s to ever spit very solid album lyrical content is superb hopefully it don’t go over people heads who can’t understand clever metaphors and hard punchlines
His last five album run were better than any other rapper out there...If you gave this any less than a five you dont listen to hip hop and need to go listen to some of that lil young mumble nonsense What up Doe
All these white people are mad are Royce for telling the truth. If you take offense from this album youre probably a racist because if you weren’t you’d realize there’s a difference between white people and white racists. You’re proving his point
Between him and Eminem, they are both legends. Although Royce isn’t nearly as known as Eminem, this proves he is just as good as him! Extremely underrated in my eyes. There was maybe 1-2 songs that I wanted to skip after the first listen (not including skits). 4.8/5
The only way to NOT enjoy this album is to NOT have an open mind. Seeing all these reviews from other white people thinking Royce hates them, when all he’s doing is speaking facts has me face palming real hard. This is the most woke album we’ve gotten from Royce. And his production FIRE!!! Try to achieve an open mind, then maybe you will feel just as honored as I do to have this mans talent available to all of us.
This is very, very good. This isn’t an album you can listen to just once, and make a judgement on it. The concept is complex, and each time I listen to it, I get more from it. (I’m 3 listens in so far.) However Royces lyrical abilities are beyond impressive, and the fact that he produced the whole thing is all the more impressive. Definitely do yourself a favor and familiarize yourself with Platos Allegory of the cave going into the is album because it’ll help a lot. Would absolutely recommend this album to any fan of hip-hop.
Royce has grown into an extremely introspective artists. This was previously showcased on Book of Ryan. That was a good album. In my opinion, Allegory is his best Album yet. Royce’s production was really impressive on an ample amount of tracks. Lyrically, he delivered razor-sharp metaphors and usual thought provoking lines. It seem that one major criticism I’ve heard has been in regards to the immunization/autism lines heard in to tracks. Royce is an artist not your “yes man” , and like you and I, he has his own reference points, opinions, and beliefs. Offcourse artists should allows welcome constructive criticism however such criticism should be on the Art not individual opinions. The fact that some people focus on those lines and cancel the album is a bit naive and premature. The album is the best album he has had since PRhyme 1. The features were fitting as well. Lastly, Royce does not want to be mainstream Matter of fact, he can’t!! This industry won’t allow it. Lupe and BOB fell into this trap initially even though they are great artist. Royce has a level of balance and notoriety that we’ll ensure he stays relevant. He isn’t going no where. He’s realest work of art comes from when he is being true to himself and very introspective, and if listeners can’t objectively appreciate that then you are simply fickle.
I knew Royce thought he was woke (Being a Multimillionaire from making Music for a White man in Em) but now he’s just a openly angry racist agains all whites not named Em. If people actually listen to this LP then they will learn this man is filled with hate.
iTunes, stop letting people review the album before they even listen to it. That’s what’s wrong with these people now. They’re mad because Royce didn’t mumble on the album. That’s the problem. They wanna hear all the same auto-tuned trap mumbling that everybody else has been doing. They’re mad cause Royce is an artist who can actually RAP. Great album!!
Like the other comments about racism, it doesn’t really apply to me so I guess I’m not a part of the in crowd. So everyone is clear, if you’re born in America it makes you American so going back to Africa isn’t a thing. Really one dimensional of nickel nine and disheartening at best. Patterns, bars and punchlines still hit but the messaging is intended to keep segregation alive and well. If you really want to be “woke” take a page out of MLK’s handbook and do it with consistent peace and the application of actual change. Not this BS about the white man holding an entire race down. Everyone realizes it’s 2020 right? Here we are still using racism as a platform to harness recognition to a problem that certain individuals have. It’s disappointing that as much education and access to information that EVERYONE has that we still preach ignorance and mask it in such a way that it creates independence. I don’t see that independence in the unemployment line, EBT Cards and cost assisted living but that applies to all races so don’t get that twisted. Royce is far more versatile, Book of Ryan is where it’s at. This ain’t it.