When it comes to making great music, sometimes you have to take a leap of faith. Today’s 120-character absorbed music lover may not be used to the experience of sitting through an entire album. But that is about to change. The first full-length collaboration from Royce Da 5’9” and DJ Premier will be celebrated for its true Hip-Hop makeup and its overall purpose. This is one of the reasons they started making music in the first place. And this is why they formed the group PRhyme.
In a sea of followers, Royce and Premier are leading the way with their latest project, PRhyme. Making a record like this may not come off like a single that shoots to the #1 spot on iTunes. “Right now, everybody seems like they are programmed to listen to singles and gravitate towards the popular songs, begins Royce as he explains the thinking that led to PRhyme. “Our thing is to teach people how to not skim through the albums because their attention span is short. I want people to appreciate the fact that we didn’t compromise in lieu of the environment. In order to try to change the way that people digest music, we had to take a leap of faith.”
Ryan Daniel Montgomery (born July 5, 1977), better known by his stage name Royce da 5'9", is an American rapper from Detroit, Michigan. He is best known for his longtime association with Eminem as well as his solo career, recording primarily with Carlos "6 July" Broady and DJ Premier, as well as ghostwriting for the likes of Diddy and Dr. Dre. Royce is one half of the rap duo Bad Meets Evil with Eminem and also a member of hip hop group Slaughterhouse. The editors of About.com ranked him No. 30 on their list of the Top 50 MCs of Our Time (1987–2007)
Christopher Edward Martin (born March 21, 1966), better known by his stage name DJ Premier (also known as Preem, Premo, or Primo for short), is an American record producer and DJ, and was the instrumental half of the hip hop duo Gang Starr, together with emcee Guru, also the half of the hip hop duo PRhyme together with Royce Da 5'9''. Born in Houston and raised in Prairie View, Texas, and Brooklyn, New York during his teen years, he has lived in Brooklyn for much of his professional career. Rolling Stone identified Premier as arguably hip hop's greatest producer of all time.