Royce Da 5’9

Ryan Montgomery, born on July 5, 1977 was raised on the West Side of Detroit, Michigan. In his high school years he acquired the nick name Royce after wearing a chain with a R pendant resembling a Rolls Royce, which later became his stage name, Royce da 5’9. He signed his first deal in 1998 with Tommy Boy Records and later signed to Shady Records.