Earlier this week, Detroit’s own Royce Da 5’9 that he will release his Layers album next month. While he did expressed that he’s more than happy with where he’s at today in his music career, he did share one of his biggest regrets, during an interview with Complex.
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In 1998, Royce signed with the now defunct Tommy Boy Records. At the time, he says the label offered him $1 million, hundreds of thousands more than what Dr. Dre offered as a budget. It’s a decision he says he now regrets.
“I made a decision to sign with Tommy Boy instead of Dr. Dre, back in the day,” Royce Da 5’9 said. “Sometimes I don’t really regret it because by saying that I’m basically saying that I regret where I’m at today, which couldn’t be further than the truth, but sometimes I wonder what would have happened had I done that. What kind of music would I have been able to make? Because he was offering me a $250,000 budget and unlimited Dre beats. And Tommy Boy was just offering me $1 million.”