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Royce Da 5’9″ has a lot to get off his chest right now — just listen to his biographical new single, “Tabernacle.” But apparently Nickel Nine recorded too much material for his upcoming album Layers, so he’s decided to package the leftovers into a new EP titledTabernacle: Trust The Shooter.
“My original concept was to release a b-side record to coincide with the release of ‘Tabernacle,'” Royce 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.”
“Dead President Heads” is the first leak off the free project, and hears Royce put forward his case as “the illest MC of all time, right now and all the time” over some triumphant StreetRunner production. Tabernacle: Trust The Shooter is set to arrive before Layers, which hits iTunes on April 15.

As a bonus, watch Royce’s recent appearance on Sway In the Morning below: