Prince Royce was raised in the Bronx and he doesn’t forget where he’s from. The 28-year-old recently released a new music video with Shakira called “Déjà vu” and he shares what keeps him motivated and inspired to write these songs. he’s known for his lyrics, since he doesn’t come from a musical background, but it was his poetry that got him writing the beautiful songs he’s so well-known for.
“I was in a poetry jam-like class in high school. It was an extracurricular thing I had to take, and we did jam sessions and we started writing and figuring out rhyming and metaphors. I still have the notebook of the poetry I started writing from that. I was writing a lot of English stuff and then I transitioned to writing in Spanish. People were like, ‘Oh that’s cool!’ and I think that helped me a lot. I wrote a lot of poetry before I did songs,” says Royce to Bazaar.