DJ Premier Confirms He is Working on 'PRhyme 3' with Royce da 5'9"

DJ Premier Confirms He is Working on 'PRhyme 3' with Royce da 5'9"

Published Mon, February 19, 2024 at 12:02 PM EST

During a recent interview with Idea Generation, DJ Premier touched on a a number of topics. But one nugget hidden among a treasure trove of vital Hip-Hop history was his plan for he and Royce da 5'9" to make their PRyme collaboration a trilogy.

Premier stated, "PRhyme 3 is a doozy. That’s all I can say. That one we are not going to announce until it’s done. But you are definitely going to be like, 'Oh, shit, okay!'”

Preemo also delved into the origin story of the group itself: "Royce stays up in so many different hours. He’ll call you at all different types of hours of the day. He’ll stay up for five days straight, not sleep, just be recording. He’s like a Kanye in that regard. Right before I get to the airport, he goes, 'Yo, how about we call ourselves a name, like a group? Instead of being DJ Premier and Royce da 5’9.” I was like, 'You got a name?’ He’s like. “How about we call ourselves PRhyme?’ P and R is capital, P is for Premier and R is for Royce and 'hyme' just encompasses everything of Hip-Hop together. I was like, 'I like that.' We started coming up with logos. He was like, 'Yo, Eminem’s art guy is really good. Can we use Eminem’s art guy to do something?' He showed me PRhyme logo and I liked it. And he said, 'From now on, we are Prhyme!' That’s how it was, it was birth."

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