PRhyme‘s self-titled debut was, by all accounts, a classic. Subsequently, the duo — Detroit rapper Royce Da 5’9 and legendary producer DJ Premier — earned a nod for Album Of The Year in the 2014 HipHopDX Year-End Awards. The project was a resurrection of ’90s boom-bap and featured an incredible supporting cast as well as beats entirely crafted using Adrian Younge samples.
While it was not the first time the two had collaborated, the project did have an air of organic finality about it, leaving any hope for a sequel out of the conversation — until last month. During an interview with Billboard, Preemo slyly stated the existence of a follow-up. “’PRhyme 2′ is almost done,” he said. “We still have to mix … we still got to get all the features locked down.”
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A post on Instagram by Royce, which also tags composer Antman Wonder — a frequent DJ Premier collaborator — proves the two are currently