DJ Premier Postpones “PRhyme 2” Tour Dates To Care For His Father
DJ Premier has revealed that he and Royce Da 5’9, his partner in PRhyme, must prematurely postpone the remainder of their PRhyme 2 Tour due to his father’s declining health.
The Gang Starr member released the following statement to fans, as told to Ambrosia For Heads: “Throughout the duration of my career, I have taken great pride in the fact that I have perfect attendance and never missed a show or performance. However, due to my father being extremely sick, we (Royce and I) had to make a very difficult decision to postpone the remaining PRhyme 2 Tour dates. While my fans are of the utmost importance to me, I always put family first and as much as they need me right now; I definitely need them. My brother Royce was very understanding and supportive of my decision and we will reschedule every postponed date as soon as possible. Thank you to every single person supporting us and our brand and for understanding.”
There has been no announcement of rescheduled dates at press time. The canceled dates include a New York City homecoming for Preemo, a similar pilgrimage in Detroit for Nickel, as well as stops in Los Angeles and San Francisco. The PRhyme 2 Tour was to promote their second collaboration album of the same name, which was released earlier this year in March. The second go-round (which debuted at #40 on the Top 200) included samples created by Philadelphia, Pennsylvania producer Antman Wonder.
Since then, Royce Da 5’9 released his seventh solo album Book Of Ryan. Plus, the former Slaughterhouse rapper made a special guest appearance during his longtime cohort Eminem’s headline stage performance at the Governor’s Ball Festival in New York City on Sunday (June 3).
Ambrosia For Heads extends caring thoughts to DJ Premier and the Martin family at this time.
#BonusBeat: In March, DJ Premier spoke at length to Ambrosia For Heads in his studio about the 20th anniversary of Gang Starr’s Moment Of Truth: