In 2014, turntable legend DJ Premier paired with fellow Houston rapper Royce Da 5’9” to release the self-titled debut PRhyme. And last night (Feb. 1), at exactly midnight, the two put up the pre-order for PRhyme 2 — due out March 16 — and dropped the project’s stellar lead track, featuring Harlem rapper Dave East.
“Era,” the first cut from the album, is a layered, multi-part southern-style lyrical exercise with a throwback theme that includes an opening nod to The Bizzie Boyz’s 1990 “Droppin’ It,” with East borrowing the line: “How can you do this when you’re spanking brand new to this?”
In-between Premier’s familiar record scratches, the song touches on everything from the national anthem, being born in the wrong era, and everyone’s obsession with crypto-currency.
The upcoming album is available for pre-order on iTunes now.