Today’s date is 5/9. It’s May 9, which is Detroit’s own Chavis Chandler’s birthday,  so it was perfect timing for him to link up with Royce 5’9″ again, on a song “Hell & Back,” produced by Crowe & Dennis Mars. (previous tracks include “Everyday Struggle” and “First of the Month”)


“I met Royce back in 2012, I was growing my brand and my style and he invited me to the studio to sit in on his sessions. He got me back into boxing and that discipline helped me focus more on my music; and less on the streets. Royce changed my life. ‘Hell & Back’ is touching on some of the obstacles I’ve had to overcome as a young artist; but more importantly as a man. I know Royce can relate with that.”  says Chavis


“‘Hell & Back’ is just the beginning for us. Chavis is someone who reminds me a lot of myself as a younger artist. He’s so raw and talented and progressing with every new song I hear. I can’t wait for the world to see in him what I see.”  says Royce as he raps: “Am I king of Detroit? The answer to that is of course, as I pass Chavis the torch.”


Check out the Crowe & Dennis Mars-produced “Hell & Back” below: