PRhyme Announces North American Tour

Royce Da 5'9 and DJ Premier are set to hit the road as part of their "PRhyme: The Tour" beginning in February 2015.

Following the release of its debut self-titled album yesterday (December 9), PRhyme, a duo consisting of Royce Da 5’9 and DJ Premier, have announced plans to hit the road at the beginning of next year.

According to a story on Billboard, the 24-city tour, titled PRhyme: The Tour, is scheduled to begin in Baltimore, Maryland on February 18 and conclude on March 20 at SXSW in Austin, Texas.

Accompanying the announcement was an interview with Royce Da 5’9 who, among other things, spoke on the nature of PRhyme’s album.

"We don't have any concerns, man," Royce Da 5’9 says. "We've got a guy [collaborator Adrian Younge] who can create music from nothing. He's walking around with a 24-piece orchestra in his head at all times, so we don't have to clear samples. We've got one of the greatest deejays and one of the greatest beat-makers in terms of chipping up samples and sampling music. We can do whatever we want to do, whenever we want to do it. We got our own money. We don't need a label. We don't need anything. We basically just play it by ear, and we're just having fun with it."

Later in the conversation, Royce Da 5’9 discussed the work of Adrian Younge, to whom PRhyme took samples from for the project.

“He pulls from the era of 1968 to 1973, which he feels is the golden era of recording,” Royce Da 5’9 says. “It's probably one of the most exciting things I've had an opportunity to work on. It's not, like, five different producers with five different scattered sounds. It's one cohesive sound, and it's raw Hip Hop — beats, rhymes and scratches, content and lyrics. That's the foundation of Hip Hop. I can't wait to see how much more we do and how much further we go with it."

PRhyme’s PRhyme: The Tour itinerary can be viewed below:

02/18/2014 Baltimore, MD – Soundstage

02/19/2014 Washington, DC – Howard Theatre

02/20/2014 Philadelphia, PA – Underground Arts

02/21/2014 Boston, MA – Middle East

02/22/2014 New York, NY – Highline Ballroom

02/24/2014 Cleveland, OH – Grog Shop

02/25/2014 Toronto, Canada – Tattoo Queen West

02/26/2014 Ann Arbor, MI – Blind Pig

02/27/2014 Chicago, IL – Reggies

02/28/2014 Madison, WI – High Saloon

03/01/2014 Minneapolis, MN – Fineline

03/03/2014 Denver, CO – Blue Bird

03/04/2014 Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge

03/06/2014 Seattle, WA – Croc

03/07/2014 Vancouver, Canada – Fortune Sound Club

03/08/2014 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre

03/10/2014 Sacramento, CA – Harlows

03/11/2014 Oakland, CA – New Parish

03/12/2014 Santa Ana, CA – Constellation Room

03/13/2014 Los Angeles, CA – Dragon Fly

03/14/2014 Tucson, AZ – The Rock

03/17/2014 Dallas, TX – Trees

03/18/2014 Houston, TX – WLS

03/19/2014 Austin, TX – SXSW

03/20/2014 Austin, TX – SXSW

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