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OriginDetroit, Michigan, U.S.
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
GenresHip hop
Years active2014–present
MembersRoyce da 5'9"
DJ Premier

PRhyme is an American hip hop duo composed of Detroit-based rapper Royce da 5'9" and New York-based record producer DJ Premier. They created their own record label PRhyme Records and released their first album, PRhyme, on December 9, 2014, and its follow-up, PRhyme 2, on March 16, 2018.[1] The production of each album is based on sampling a single artist's compositions: Adrian Younge for PRhyme and AntMan Wonder for PRhyme 2.[1][2] When the concept was originally pitched to Premier, he viewed it as a challenge since he recognized that he was previously known for his beats from obscure samples from many different sources, and this project forced him to find what he needed from a single catalogue of work.[3] For PRhyme 2, Royce described the process of receiving compositions to work off of directly from AntMan Wonder as being "like sampling from Mozart but Mozart is actually giving you the music".[3] The duo also appeared on the Southpaw soundtrack.


Studio albums

Year Title Peak chart positions Notes
Billboard 200
Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Independent Albums
2014 PRhyme
  • Release date: December 9, 2014
  • Label: PRhyme, INgrooves
59 7 6 Featured artists: Ab-Soul, Black Thought, Common, Dwele, Jay Electronica, Joey Bada$$, Killer Mike, Logic, Mac Miller, MF Doom, Phonte, Schoolboy Q, Slaughterhouse
2018 PRhyme 2
  • Release date: March 16, 2018
  • Label: PRhyme, INgrooves
40 23 3 Featured artists: 2 Chainz, Big K.R.I.T., Brady Watt, Cee-Lo Green, Chavis Chandler, Dave East, Denaun Porter, Novel, Rapsody, Roc Marciano, Yelawolf


  1. ^ a b Carmichael, Rodney (March 8, 2018). "First Listen: PRhyme 2". NPR Music. Retrieved March 9, 2018.
  2. ^ Diep, Eric (September 24, 2014). "Prhyme Announce Collaboration LP That Features Jay Electronica, Common, ScHoolboy Q And More". XXL. Retrieved March 9, 2018.
  3. ^ a b Hussein, Wandara (March 16, 2019). "DJ Premier and Royce da 5'9" are having fun on their hip-hop victory lap". Fader. Retrieved April 18, 2018.
  4. ^ "PRhyme – Chart History: Billboard 200". Billboard. Retrieved March 27, 2018.
  5. ^ "PRhyme – Chart History: R&B/Hip-Hop Albums". Billboard. Retrieved March 27, 2018.
  6. ^ "PRhyme – Chart History: Independent Albums". Billboard. Retrieved March 27, 2018.