It’s been nearly four years since Royce Da 5’9″ and DJ Premier linked up and dropped their debut collaborative project PRhyme. Though they’ve continued to hint at the possibility of a sequel in the years since, it finally became a reality this week when PRhyme 2 hit streaming services. While the stars of the show are obviously the vet emcee and producer themselves, there are also some well-selected features throughout the album, including guest spots from Yelawolf, Dave East, Cee-Lo, Big K.R.I.T. and more. Roc Marciano, who shows up on “Respect My Gun,” might not be the biggest feature, but it’s hard to find a rapper whose energy is more fit for this style of rap. His calm, collected, highly technical New York bars are a perfect contrast to Royce’s more straight ahead punchlines. Add one of the grittier loops from Primo on the project, and you’ve got yourself a winner.
Listen to the full album here.
Facts, I might air you with gats
Dump your body out on Fairfax
Played the trap, laid on the air mat before rap
I had the .44 Mag in the velour bag
Had ’em bickering back and forth
This ain’t badminton
I had to admit, that shit bad for business