AOTY 2018

PRhyme 2

PRhyme - PRhyme 2
Critic Score
Based on 7 reviews
2018 Ratings: #458 / 706
User Score
Based on 118 ratings
2018 Ratings: #496
March 16, 2018 / Release Date
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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.


Even without Adrian Younge's luscious music to draw from, Premier has found a clearly ample replacement with the more eclectic, less retro up-and-coming composer Antman Wonder. All that, along with Royce's ambitious spitting, make PRhyme 2 a prime contender for the best hip-hop LP of 2018.


There's something for everyone here—Premier's production is diverse and tuneful while Royce pushes the bounds of his imagination with impressive wordplay. Win-win.

The 405

Cohesively, Prhyme 2 serves as a pivotal point in the connection between old school and emerging rappers.

Consequence of Sound

PRhyme 2 is a clinic in adapting to a changing climate to retain the freedom necessary to do what you love.


On his second LP as a duo with DJ Premier, Royce 5’9” fights mightily to offer more than corny punchlines and pointless bars.

The Needle Drop
Royce da 5'9" and DJ Premier's second outing as PRhyme is a more versatile effort than the first, with Premo's varied production stealing the show.
Does lightning strike twice with PRhyme 2? Not quite.

Prhyme 2 isn't as good as the original Prhyme project due to a number of half-baked filler tracks. DJ Premier's production remains legendary as always, but on the second half of the album there is a number of more subdued instrumentals and soulful voicework by Royce, which isn't his strong point. Having all of these smoother tracks come on the second half of the album was a misstep that bores the listener. Not every smooth track is bad, but ... read more
This ain't it, this project was boring and honestly I wasn't feeling some of this production. And let's not talk about that album cover.
Assim q eu ouvi este disco algmas vezes, sempre me diverti e achei momentos incriveis nesta sonoridade, e principalmente nas rimas de Royce da 5'9 e cia. Gosto mto dessa produção, Premier continuar sendo um produtor super criativo: ele consegue acrescentar mta vibração e energia em samples de R&B/Soul que pediam outra abordagem, subtraindo instrumentos e mesclando esta sonoridade, por vezes soando de forma incrivelmente ríspida, simples e ... read more
Great set of features, but they clearly are just there to help mask the lack of thought that went into this entry. Very disappointing overall lyrical content.
To see DJ Premier and Royce make something like this... Wow this was a massive let down. These two guys individually have made some amazing things and combined together nothing was really going for either of them. Sure there is a nice and catchy song here and there but overall quite mediocre.
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Track List

  1. Interlude 1 (Salute)
  2. Black History
  3. 1 of the Hardest
  4. Era (feat. Dave East)
  5. Respect My Gun (feat. Roc Marciano)
  6. W.O.W. (With Out Warning) [feat. Yelawolf]
  7. Sunflower Seeds (feat. Novel & Summer of '96)
  8. Streets at Night
  9. Rock It
  10. Loved Ones (feat. Rapsody)
  11. My Calling
  12. Made Man (feat. Big K.R.I.T. & Denaun Porter)
  13. Relationships (Skit)
  14. Flirt (feat. 2 Chainz)
  15. Everyday Struggle (feat. Chavis Chandler)
  16. Do Ya Thang
  17. Gotta Love It (feat. CeeLo Green & Brady Watt)
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Added on: February 4, 2018