Skip to main content

Royce da 5'9" Thinks About Dr. Dre's Financial Advice to Him Every Day

"He just kept saying it over and over again, and he ain't never lie."
Royce da 5'9" Thinks About Dr. Dre's Financial Advice to Him Every Day

“Dr. Dre gave me some advice that I'll always think about, every day..."

In a new interview with 247HH, Royce da 5’9’’ revealed the most potent and resonant financial advice he ever received from Dr. Dre. To set the scene, the Detroit native took us back to his first time in California, when Dre invited him to work on 2001, which was also the first time Royce ever stepped foot in a mansion. 

According to Royce, Dre walked him from room to room, showing off his riches, before sitting down to deliver the gut punch of truth:

Scroll to Continue

RECOMMENDED ARTICLES

Header--15-

“Let It All Out”: An Interview With PGF Nuk

PGF Nuk is the newest prodigy of Chicago drill. He breaks down his career journey for Audiomack World.

am-world-top10-july-16x9@2x--1-

10 Rappers You Should Know Right Now

Get familiar with ASM Bopster, Kill Jasper, Sha EK, Bandmanrill, Dr. Grim, Ice Spice and more — all available for stream on Audiomack.

BOTW-16x9--6-

5 New Songs You Need to Hear: Best of the Week

Drake, Asake, Kay Flock, Ckay, and FKA twigs delivered the best new songs of the week on Audiomack.

"‘Money is easy to make, but harder to keep,’” Royce recalled Dre saying. “‘Don't forget: the money is easy to make, but it's hard to keep.’ He just kept saying it over and over again, and he ain't never lie. That shit is easy to make, but goddamn it is hard to keep. That's why I hate seeing these younguns spend all they money, man.”

Ain’t that the truth? There are far too many stories of artists making it all, just to lose it all. Just ask Scott Storch, or Will Smith, who recently shared the career-altering story behind the first thousand dollars earned of his career. When Dre tells Royce the money was easy to lose, and when Smith wears off vices because the feeling of making money was too good, both artists are speaking the same language.

Regardless of an artist's career path, once a bag is secured, it's best to hold onto it—or invest a portion of it, wisely. Few things are worth losing your comfort and stability.

Related

Royce da 5'9", PRhyme

Royce da 5'9" on Ageism in Hip-Hop: "It's Just the Cool Factor"

"They never talk about Pharrell's age because he's so cool."

Royce da 5'9" Tackles Being a Rap Dad: "You Commit to a Lifestyle"

Royce da 5'9" Reveals the Unfortunate Realities of Being a Rap Dad

“I think I waived my right to be a 100% father by being in this business."

Royce da 5'9"

Royce da 5’9’’ Tackles Hip-Hop’s Age Divide

“Everybody love each other, man.”

DJBooth_logo2x

Kendrick Lamar Reveals the Invaluable Advice Dr. Dre Gave Him

"The easy part is not getting it...you have to keep this big motherfucker."

"Longterm Bags Only": Russ Shares Valuable Investment Advice

"Long-Term Bags Only": Russ Shares Valuable Investment Advice

"For a genre that’s so infatuated with wealth, y’all be doing short-term shit…"

"All My Money Goes to Developing": A$AP Rocky Shares Valuable Investment Advice

A$AP Rocky Shares Valuable Investment Advice

“Statistically, a rapper’s career lasts two to four years. I’m three years past that mark..."