Royce Da 5’9″ & DJ Premier – Courtesy

blame it on Shake October 13, 2014

After teasing fans with a trailer and announcing their PRhyme project last month, Royce Da 5’9″ and DJ Premier let loose the album’s first single. Check out “Courtesy” below.

DJ Premier also recently spoke with Rap is Outta Control about the formation of PRhyme.

RELATED: Eminem Brings Out B.o.B & Royce Da 5’9″ At Music Midtown 2014, Atlanta

  • AndOneill

    dope..!! this is nice…….. Album gonna fire

  • Kent Brockman

    Dem Boyz Good! If this is a sign of whats to come we may have a classic on our hands.

  • 91&^UP

    Yeah this project came roughly 10 years too late

    • dino

      No it didn’t.

      • Thomas_76

        I agree this album is years too late. This is the album I was looking for in 2009 with ‘Street Hop’ especially with the year Royce had in 08′ (murdered everything he was on). I’m not sure this album will be appreciated the way it would have in 04′-05′ or even in 09′. With that said I will cop and enjoy it.

        • hiiipower

          royce DID body every beat he was on in 08′-09′ right before SH. but this shit is giving me bar exam flashbacks i cant wait!!!

  • Joe Kerr

    Royce is definitely one of the nicest out….. love his wordplay and bar structure man…. unparalleled…..

  • Kidd

    This was dope but please tell me we gone see a future royce x loaded lux collab. Shit would be too nice.

  • Thomas Gregersen

    Maaan. I was straight nodding my head for the entire 3:19
    Sounds promising

    • espyy

      Me too lol

      • Thomas Gregersen

        Must have pressed play 3 or 4 times, so make that about 15 minutes of nodding

  • DiscountDoubleCheck

    Can’t wait for this project now. Sounds super promising

  • fonzo517

    wow this could be up there for album of the year if all the tracks are like this

  • Sirilly

    Royce did his thing, and I don’t mean to sound like a hater but this beat bored the hell out of me. Maybe it’ll grow on me after the album is released.

    • LIV3

      yea me too dope song but the beat was a little boring, well, i’ll say it was not what i expected

    • Roy (ラ·フレイム)

      Agreed. Beat isn’t really up to par with their previous collabs. “Boom”, “Shake This”, or even that “Writer’s Block” remix were all dope.

    • Ryan

      Yeah, not exactly what I expected from Premier and this being the first single.

  • TrueGem17

    ok…I’ll be slammed for saying this, but this is wack. Royce is nice, but Premo’s been getting lazy with beats. this one is really boring.

    • Motion Fiction Media

      Agree. I love Premo, but what the hell is up with these drums??

  • StudentOfTheGame


  • Pizza Steve

    Raw as fuck! This project is for hip hop, I can’t wait!

  • These two always bring heat.

  • Frank Kennedy

    Guess a Nas & Premo tape is never gonna happen then…

    • linkavich

      Nas has one more album left on his deal, then he will release the Nas/Premo album on his Mass Appeal label. That’s what Nas says anyway.

      • Frank Kennedy

        Yeah, and dr dre is supposedly gonna put out a new cd sometime soon too… That’s what Dre says anyways -_-

  • who cares

    I really hate Hip Hop fans. One song and you people are already talking about “classic” and “album of the year”? It’s like ya’ll want to be let down.
    OT: This song is alright. I was digging it in the beginning, but that second verse is a fucking trainwreck.

  • Igotcha(HHG)

    Weakest collab I’ve heard out of the tracks they got together

  • Classic

  • TheCatalyst

    I thoroughly enjoyed this. Royce sounds motivated again and the wordplay is dope. The beat sounds cool but I can’t pass judgment until the CDQ is out and i bump it in the car. Premo’s scratches are MEAN tho.

  • Nelmatic

    yup… I’m buying this!!

  • KanYe2tha

    drums are kind of wack.. bars are golden. the over all vibe of this has me excited but i hope preem has some harder boom bap drums on tuck for this.. 808 sound kills this sonically

    • KanYe2tha

      it is just a radio rip.. maybe the cdq will slap more

  • Stylus_XL

    Royce did his thing but Premo has become lazy on the boards. His drums always sound thin these days.

  • New millennium Nat turner

    It makes no sense how amazing this is

  • Kev