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Watch: PRhyme Live At Vevo

 Royce Da 5’9″ and DJ Premier’s PRhyme 2 just came out and they appeared in the Vevo studios today and gave a mini concert. The new album has appearances from Denaun Porter, Rapsody, B.I.G. K.R.I.T. and more. They also appeared on The Tonight Show last night and performed “Flirt” with 2Chainz. 

 

 

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PRhyme: Rock It & Era Official Videos

PRhyme’s sophomore album is one of the most awaited this year. DJ Premier and Royce Da 5’9″‘s chemistry as infinite bearers of two turntables and a microphone is rooted in a Golden Era fierceness that never falters. The videos for “Rock It” and “Era” praise hip-hop and the later criticizes America’s problems. Dave East appears in the “Era” visual for his verses celebrating a rap style he states is unusual for his average millennial peer. PRhyme 2 will be released March 16th.

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PRhyme: Era Featuring Dave East

 

DJ Premier and Royce Da 5′ 9″‘s PRhyme 2 has a tentative release date of March 16th but the first single,  “Era” featuring Dave East is out now. DJ Premier’s ’80s-styled beats comfort East’s laments about being born at the wrong time for his love of the boom bap. The excitement of “Era” is creating pressure for the duo to release the new album as soon as possible.

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DJ Premier Talks To Mass Appeal About The Making Of D’Angelo’s Devil’s Pie

DJ Premier recants the story of how his beat ended-up on D’Angelo’s “Devils Pie.” The recording session was a moment of history with J.Dilla, D’Angelo, Questlove and The Alchemist in the studio. The song from D’Angelo’s Voodoo album will forever be associated with Hype Williams’ Belly.

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DJ Premier Talks About Making Nas’ Illmatic

DJ Premier talks to Mass Appeal about working on Nas’ celebrated debut album Illmatic. He gives specific details on how “N.Y. State Of Mind” and “Memory Lane (Sittin’ In Da Park)” were sonically constructed. After 23 years Illmatic still holds up as one of the key albums of the Golden Era and helped to make 1994 such an important year for hip-hop.

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