Detroit’s Slaughterhouse representative has a few big projects in the pipeline.
Royce Da 5’9 says he wants to the studio with DJ Premier to possibly begin working on the sequel to their 2014 album PRhyme. During Dilla Weekend in Miami, we caught up with Royce after he rocked the stage alongside his younger brother and budding MC, Kid Vishis.
After reflecting on the 10-year anniversary of James “J Dilla” Yancy’s seminal album Donuts, the Detroit native revealed that he has several major announcements coming up in the near future. Although he didn’t give away all of the surprises he’s got in store for 2016, he did give PRhyme fans hope for the second installment of his joint album with Preemo.
“I can tell you that me and Preem are going in April to do ‘PRhyme 2,'” said Royce.
Since PRhyme’s cross-country tour in 2015 and the release of “Wishin’ II” featuring Black Thought back in December, the anticipation for the second installment of their joint album has been steadily building amongst loyal ‘PRhyme’ fans.
Later on, Royce also discusses about how humble he felt after he received a true honor from his hometown. The Mayor of Detroit Mike Duggan presented Royce with a certificate of appreciation which honors his music and what he has done for the city of Detroit.
“I was really humbled by it. I’ve never received an award or honor on that level so it was surreal. It was surreal to me because I remember a time — a point in my career where I feel like a lot of people weren’t showing me love from my city. So it’s just goes to show that being consistent, being persistent, it pays off in the end.”
Watch the interview in full below.