PRhyme 2

PRhyme 2

by PrhymePrhyme

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Overview

The sophomore outing from the dynamic duo of Royce da 5'9" and DJ Premier, PRhyme 2 maintains a similar formula to the debut installment while improving upon production and vitality. On 2014's PRhyme, Royce and Preem sampled a single artist -- soulman Adrian Younge -- on a tight collection with a roster of high-profile guests. Here, the pair focus on AntMan Wonder, a Philadelphia producer and composer, for their samples. Combined with hard-hitting beats, old-school scratching, and a dizzying maze of dense rhymes, PRhyme 2 satisfies more than its predecessor and should please fans of Smoke DZA and Pete Rock's collaborative Don't Smoke Rock, Run the Jewels' more laid-back material, and the Dilated Peoples catalog. A distinct old-school flavor creates a rich and nostalgic experience, especially on highlights like "W.O.W." and "Rock It." As veterans of hip-hop, PRhyme make their impressive pedigrees known, addressing the Lil Mumbles and Lil SoundClouds of the world with elder statesmen wisdom, not outright attacks, as heard on "Everyday Struggle." They get rightfully angry about the state of the world, with Royce assuming lyrical prophet and truth-teller status on "Black History," while maintaining a tough, braggadocious veneer on the breath-snatching "1 of the Hardest." Royce's flow is something to behold, with layers of lyrics to pore over with repeated listens, revealing humor, pain, and everything in between. Guest recruits hold their own with the formidable MC. Roc Marciano stars on the standout "Respect My Gun," as menacing as it is smoothly addictive. Dave East goes toe to toe with Royce on the sparse "Era," while 2 Chainz lends some playfulness to the slinky bounce of "Flirt." In addition, Big K.R.I.T., Rapsody, and CeeLo Green boost PRhyme 2 with their distinctive voices and energies. At a time when multiple producers and playlists/mixtapes rule the rap game, the focus and intent on PRhyme 2 are comforts that PRhyme effortlessly nail. ~ Neil Z. Yeung

Product Details

Release Date: 03/16/2018
Label: Prhyme
UPC: 0881034136701
catalogNumber: 2
Rank: 159829

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Prhyme   Primary Artist
DJ Premier   scratching

Technical Credits

DJ Premier   Producer,Executive Producer,Vocal Engineer
I.V. Duncan   Vocal Engineer
Asar   Vocal Engineer
Chris E. Martin   Composer
Denaun Porter   Composer
J Scott   Composer
Thomas Callaway   Composer
Alonzo "Novel" Stevenson   Composer
Anthony Reid   Composer
Brady Watt   Composer
Ryan Hyland   Vocal Engineer
Marianna Evans   Composer
Michael Atha   Composer
Ryan Montgomery   Composer,Executive Producer
Tauheed Epps   Composer
Rakeem Calief Myer   Composer
AntMan Wonder   Sample Source
Parks Valley   Vocal Engineer
Chavis Chandler   Composer
Christopher Ardell   Layout

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