We can definitely say Royce Da 5’9″ has critically acclaimed, one of the most lyrical album of 2018. You can check the reviews from critics below:


Magazine: Exclaim!;

Rating: 9 out of 10.

“A member of the (now defunct) group Slaughterhouse, Royce has built a strong reputation as a lyricist, possibly one of the best out there right now. For anyone who has been following his career since Rock City — and even those who have been following him since the Game Records days — Book of Ryan is a welcome origin story, an Issue Zero that leaves no stone unturned.” (Read full review here).


Magazine: HotNewHipHop;

Rating: 8.8 out of 10.

Book Of Ryan will surely resonate on a deeper level than it might with a casual fan. It’s evident that crafting this project was a meaningful endeavor, a meditation on fatherhood, equal parts photo album and time capsule. Royce leaves nothing on the table. While it’s still too early to tell whether Book Of Ryan is Royce’s strongest album (as Death Is Certain and Layers are excellent bodies of work in their own right), it certainly stands as his most definitive. And like any timeless book, this one will no doubt prove all the more rewarding upon the re-read.” (Read full review here.)


Magazine: XXL;

Rating: 8 out of 10.

Book Of Ryan does start to feel the weight of having 21 tracks at times, but little overstays its welcome. Even 20 years into his career, Royce maintains his reputation as one of hip-hop’s premier rappers by releasing his most affecting work yet.” (Read full review here.)


Magazine: HipHopDX;

Rating: 9 out of 10.

Book Of Ryan continues a four-year, six-album streak of top-tier lyricism, with noted personal and artistic growth in the process. His 2018 output will not only earn him noted respect as one of the best lyricists of the year but in rap as a whole. Royce just released his definitive work. And he’s still getting started.” (Read full review here)


Magazine: Medium;

Rating: 9 out of 10.

Book Of Ryan is close to being a masterpiece and I would go as far to say that it is in the same league as an album like Good Kid, M.A.A.D City in terms of storytelling.” (Read the full review here.)


Magazine: JOE;

Rating: 10 out of 10.

Book of Ryan proves Royce Da 5’9” is a Top 5 dead or alive rapper, no question. Wearing his heart on his sleeve throughout, the album is an introspective gift that not too many people are capable of giving. Combining transcendent lyricism with incredible instrumental choices, it’s an excellent example of how beats and rhymes are supposed to marry one another.” (Read full review here.)


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