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Rock City
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Studio album by Royce da 5'9"
Released November 26, 2002
Recorded 1999-2000
Genre Hip-Hop
Length 1:01:45
Label Columbia Records, E1, Game
Producer 6 July, Ayatollah, DJ Premier, Doc Soose, Eminem (exec.), Nashiem Myrick, Red Spyda, Reef, Royce da 5'9" (co-exec.), The Neptunes, Trackmasters, Ty Fyffe
Stream Apple Music, Spotify, SoundCloud, YouTube Music, Deezer, iHeartRadio
Royce da 5'9" chronology
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(2002) (2004)
Cover art for singles from Rock City
Singles from Rock City
  1. "Boom"
    Released: December 14, 1999
  2. "You Can't Touch Me"
    Released: April 26, 2000
  3. "Rock City (ft. Eminem)"
    Released: January 5, 2002
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<<Royce da 5'9" (discography)

Rock City was Royce's debut studio album. It was released on November 26, 2002.

Track List[]

  • The album was released in many versions. The most notable of them is Version 2.0
  • The following is the tracklist for Version 2.0
No. TitleProducer(s) Length
1. It's Tuesday (Intro)  Nashiem Myrick, Lee Stone 3:02
2. Rock City  Red Spyda 4:14
3. Off Parole  The Neptunes 6:05
4. My Friend  DJ Premier 3:30
5. You Can't Touch Me  Trackmasters 3:56
6. Mr. Baller  The Neptunes 4:26
7. Let's Go  6 July 4:18
8. D-Elite  Ty Fyffe 1:42
9. Take His Life  Reef 4:21
10. Nickel Nine Is...  Reef 4:56
11. Boom  DJ Premier 3:56
12. Soldier's Story  Reef 4:18
13. Who Am I  6 July 3:44
14. Life  Ayatollah 5:20
15. King of Kings  Doc Soose 4:06

Notes[]

"Get'cha Paper", "We Live (Danger)", "D-Elite Part 2", "She's the One" and "What Would You Do" from his original album do not appear on Version 2.0.

Samples[]

  • "My Friend" samples "Let's Have Some Fun" by The Bar-Kays, "Cross My Heart" by Killah Priest
  • "Nickel Nine Is..." samples "I'll Live My Love for You" by Millie Jackson
  • "Boom" samples "Forever Is a Long, Long Time" by Marc Hannibal, "Anthology" by Kay-Gees, "You Know My Steez" by Gang Starr, "Afro Puffs" by The Lady of Rage
  • "Who Am I" samples "Livin Inside Your Love" by Earl Klugh
  • "Life" samples "Woman in Love" by Barbra Streisand
  • "You Can't Touch Me" samples "Love and Happiness" by Al Green
  • "King of Kings" samples "Distant Land" by Traci Lords

Chart positions[]

Album chart positions[]

Chart (2002) Peak
position
US Independent Albums (Billboard) 7
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard) 29

Singles chart positions[]

Year Song Chart positions
Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks Hot Rap Singles
1999 "Boom" - #48
2000 "You Can't Touch Me" #66 -
2002 "Rock City" #99 -
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