Royce Da 5'9" to Release New 'Tabernacle' EP Ahead of 'Layers'

Royce Da 5'9" to Release New 'Tabernacle' EP Ahead of 'Layers'
It turns out there's even more Layers to Detroit rapper Royce Da 5'9" than we'd realized. The veteran Slaughterhouse spitter has revealed plans to drop an EP of solo tracks that didn't quite fit onto his forthcoming Layers full-length sometime within the next month.

Though the details have yet to drop in full, Royce Da 5'9" has confirmed that a mini-project titled Tabernacle: Trust the Shooter arrives ahead of Layers, which hits stores April 15 via his own Bad Half Entertainment. He explained that the offshoot project grew from tacking a couple of extra tracks onto a single release for "Tabernacle."

"My original concept was to release a B-side record to coincide with the release of 'Tabernacle,'" he told the FADER. "But it turned into an entire EP that was inspired by a photo my man JD took at the 'Tabernacle' video shoot. Trust the Shooter is his brand and we both thought it would be dope to give fans all new music not available on the album."

While tracklisting details have not yet been revealed for Tabernacle: Trust the Shooter, Royce Da 5'9" has unveiled a stream of its soul-sampling "Dead President Heads." The track was produced by Streetrunner and features keyboards from Tarik Azzouz.

You'll find the new number, above which Royce rolls out his self-described "Pac/Big L eternity flow," down below. The cover image for the EP has yet to arrive, but the single art for "Dead President Heads" can be seen up above.