Before we receive the second installment of Royce 5’9″ and DJ Premier’s PRhyme, the duo took to Instagram to drop off a track listing of the songs we’re going to hear on March 16th. If you were reserving judgment on the album, one look at this tracklist should make you reconsider as joints featuring Rapsody, 2 Chainz, Big K.R.I.T., Cee Lo Green and more make this worth your time.
After blessing us with “Terminally Ill” the production and emcee tandem of Forever M.C. and It’s Different are back with a new banger that brings DMX together with two Slaughterhouse members on “King Kong.” Turn this up to ignorant volumes as everyone gets busy and Statik Selektah provides the cuts.
We’re full steam ahead with the next installment of PRhyme and Royce 5’9″ & DJ Premier drop off a new joint on our dome pieces with the wicked “Rock It.”
We talk to DJ Premier and Royce da 5’9″ about their second project “PRhyme 2,” the evolution in clearing production samples, ghostwriting clients, who would win a Slaughterhouse cypher, and Royce’s working relationship with Eminem.
A day after dropping the first song from PRhyme 2, Royce and Preemo deliver the video for “Era” featuring Dave East.
It’s the return of PRhyme, y’all! After killing the game with their first album, Royce 5’9″ and DJ Premier are back at it with PRhyme 2 dropping on March 16th (pre-order here). For this go around, the duo will sample work from Antman Wonder for the entirety of the album. To start the rumbling, Preemo and Nickel team up with Dave East for “Era.”
Royce, Joyner and Black Thought hop on the remix of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s “Wrote My Way Out” and enhance it with supreme lyricism.
The duo of Ro Spit and producer 14KT are now known as RSXGLD and collaborate with Royce 5’9″ and JMSN for an absolute banger titled “True.” Their album drops on November 3rd and if this is any indication, it’s going to be worth the purchase.
On December 8, KXNG Crooked will release the sequel to last year’s excellent Good vs. Evil with part two. To get things rolling, Crook is joined by Royce 5’9″ for the brooding “Truth (Why You Mad).”
“When I first started creating Good Vs Evil I wondered how I would get my audience to listen to a project covering social injustice, racism, classism etc. in a climate where most rappers are making music about poppin’ Xanax and drinking lean” Crooked commented. “My immediate afterthought was who gives a fuck what other artists are doing, Hip-Hop needs this album! Look at the world today. We have a president whose ex-wife is on record saying she was raped by him. We have police officers who are on film killing unarmed citizens with no consequences. We have entire cities like Flint, MI drinking poisonous water. Good Vs Evil 2 is just as necessary as part one. From the production to the content to the music sequencing to the artwork everything is designed to provoke thought. And the shit slaps too!”
Royce 5’9″ and his little brother Kid Vishis prove that lyricism runs in the family as the two “Go Off” in Vishis’ new visuals.