PRhyme is one of the best albums of the year so to celebrate we had Royce, Primo, and Adrian come by to talk about it, their history together, and Primo’s history in general. As we discuss on the show, this will be the first of several DJ Premier episodes, but still it was a nice start nonetheless. The show begins with just Ciph and I talking sh*t but the guys show up at around the 30 minute mark. Some highlights include awesome Group Home stories, issues between Puff and Jeru, and much more.
Royce Da 5’9″ and DJ Premier explain to WatchLoud what makes their relationship special.
This project captures one of those rare moments when the stars align and everything falls perfectly into place. Royce 5’9″, one of the most technically-advanced MCs in the game paired with DJ Premier who needs no introduction at this point, doing what they do best on a backbone of samples entirely produced by Adrian Younge- the closest thing to a living spring of loops and breaks hip hop may ever get. The result being three masters of their craft combining ingredients for an extraordinary recipe.
Collaborating with each one of them individually was a long time coming, but all three together is simply a blessing. So it was only right for us to shoot at Chung King, one of hip hop’s holy grails, and put together our own dream team of moderators and video/sound team to make this session extra special. The result is one of the most intimate and high caliber rap sessions we’ve had to date, and a marvelous DJ set by Adrian of classic samples, breaks, and loops.
Hard Knock TV sits down with Nickle and Preem to discuss a plethora of subjects. Royce explains how his perspective on life changed as well as being sober for the past two years. DJ Premier gives insight on how to remain relevant after so many years in the game and so much more.
Check out Killer Mike’s contribution to the massive song “The Rap Monument” that will feature 30 emcees.
Royce Da 5’9″ appears on ESPN’s Highly Questionable to discuss partying at Jerry Stackhouse’s crib, the thought process behind “Hi Rihanna” at the BET Hip Hop Awards and Proof.
In the last of DJ Booth‘s sit down with DJ Premier and Royce da 5’9″, the duo talk about making their entire PRhyme album with only samples of Adrian Younge’s production.
Now that the album is out, DJ Premier and Royce Da 5’9″ have announced a nationwide tour that kicks off in Baltimore on February 18th and concludes in Austin, TX at SXSW. Take a look at the dates and then run and cop your tickets.
The full itinerary for PRyhme: The Tour
Feb. 18 – Baltimore, MD @ Soundstage
Feb. 19 – Washington, DC @ Howard Theatre
Feb. 20 – Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts
Feb. 21 – Boston, MA @ Middle East
Feb. 22 – New York, NY @ Highline Ballroom
Feb. 24 – Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop
Feb. 25 – Toronto, Canada @ Tattoo Queen West
Feb. 26 – Ann Arbor, MI @ Blind Pig
Feb. 27 – Chicago, IL @ Reggies
Feb. 28 – Madison, WI @ High Saloon
Mar. 01 – Minneapolis, MN @ Fineline
Mar. 03 – Denver, CO @ Blue Bird
Mar. 04 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
Mar. 06 – Seattle, WA @ Croc
Mar. 07 – Vancouver, Canada @ Fortune Sound Club
Mar. 08 – Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
Mar. 10 – Sacramento, CA @ Harlows
Mar. 11 – Oakland, CA @ New Parish
Mar. 12 – Santa Ana, CA @ Constellation Room
Mar. 13 – Los Angeles, CA @ Dragon Fly
Mar. 14 – Tucson, AZ @ The Rock
Mar. 17 – Dallas, TX @ Trees
Mar. 18 – Houston, TX @ WLS
Mar. 19 – Austin, TX @ SXSW
Mar. 20 – Austin, TX @ SXSW