Real friends rock with you through every all up and down. Rap veteran Royce da 5’9″ embodies just that and has been by iconic hip-hop star Eminem‘s side through it all. Today, he celebrated his pal’s twelfth year of sobriety.

Royce Salutes Slim Shady

On Monday, Royce posted a picture of Em holding his sobriety coin and attached a short but heartfelt message to celebrate the special twelve year mark.

“And counting…. Proud of my brother 🌹” – Royce da 5’9’s Instagram

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And counting…. Proud of my brother 🌹

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The Detroit Legend Gets Deep

In March 2020, Royce pulled through to “Drink Champs” to dish on everything from his eight years of sobriety and the Motown rap scene to his close-knit Eminem bond.

Wait, There’s More

Despite not being on the tracklist of Nickel Nine’s brand new The Allegory album that dropped earlier in the year, Eminem makes a surprise appearance about two-thirds of the way through the audio gem. On the record “Perspective (Skit),” he speaks about hip-hop and racism for nearly two minutes.

Before You Go

Last week, Royce went super throwback mode. He shared a vintage pic of himself hanging out with his longtime pal Em and Dr. Dre but getting mistaken for West Coast legend Ice Cube. The Motown rap artist hit up Instagram with the must-see shot. In the pic’s caption, Royce da 5’9 is mistaken as the legendary Cube.

“West Up 🗣👐🏿” -Royce da 5’9’s Instagram