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  • Summary: The second full-length release from Royce da 5'9" and DJ Premier features guest appearances from 2 Chainz, Big K.R.I.T., Chavis Chandler, Dave East, CeeLo Green, Roc Marciano, Novel, Denaun Porter, Rapsody, Summer of '96, Brady Watt and Yelawolf
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  1. Positive: 6 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
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  1. Mar 28, 2018
    80
    Musically and lyrically, PRhyme 2 holds its own next to its precursor. 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.
  2. Mar 28, 2018
    80
    The good news is that 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.
  3. Mar 28, 2018
    80
    Big K.R.I.T., Rapsody, and CeeLo Green boost PRhyme 2 with their distinctive voices and energies. 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.
  4. Mar 29, 2018
    70
    Cohesively, Prhyme 2 serves as a pivotal point in the connection between old school and emerging rappers.
  5. 67
    PRhyme’s progressive approach to the evolution of “real hip-hop” suggests that somewhere beneath the growing pile of impassioned, but largely semantic internal arguments plaguing rap might lie the reconciliation and unity necessary to elevate the art form in a manner that allows all parties to avoid a messy, public divorce where the kids are forced to pick sides.
  6. Mar 28, 2018
    61
    Sometimes, the veteran Detroit rapper transcends his natural Buddenism, avoiding corny punchlines, esoteric lyrical easter eggs, and bars that lead him nowhere. At other times, he doesn’t.
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  1. Sep 6, 2018
    7
    It was gonna be damn near impossible to top the surprise that Royce & Preem dropped at the end of 2015, but this is still worth checking outIt was gonna be damn near impossible to top the surprise that Royce & Preem dropped at the end of 2015, but this is still worth checking out if you loved the original. This time around AntMan Wonder is sampled on each song just like Adrian Younge was for the previous album. Unfortunately neither the samples, beats or lyrics match up to the original but that being said Prhyme definitely ain't slouching on this record. Another plus is the amount of varied guest features on the record. Solid album, but by no means a classic.

    Favorite tracks: Black History, Sunflower Seeds (feat. Novel & Summer of '96), Flirt (feat. 2 Chainz)
    Least favorite tracks: Gotta Love It (feat. CeeLo Green & Brady Watt)
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