DJ Premier and Royce 5’9” (aka PRhyme) have joined forces once again and released PRhyme 2, the sequel to their 2014 debut effort. The 17-song LP is available for streaming on all digital platforms including Apple Music and Spotify.
The collection boast guest appearances from Dave East, Roc Marciano, Yelawolf, Rapsody, Big B.R.I.T., 2 Chainz, CeeLo Green and more. Much like their previous work, Premier delivers the boom-bap beats and turntable scratching, while Royce spits introspective rhymes and scathing bars at his detractors.
Standout tracks include the haunting "W.O.W. (With Out Warning)" and the head-nodding banger "Loved Ones" where Royce pays homage to the late Prodigy. On the thought-provoking "Everyday Struggle" Royce talks about the state hip-hop including the generation gap between rap purists and the new school rhymers.
In a recent Billboard interview, Royce revealed that Madlib might contribute tracks on their next project. He also said future albums could move in a number directions. “Next time it might be David Axelrod, it might be all Prince stuff chopped in the Premier style,” he said.
You can listen to PRhyme's album above and watch their new video for "Rock It" below.