DJ Premier was forced to make a tough decision and cancel the remaining dates on the PRhyme 2 Tour with Royce Da 5’9.
On Monday (June 4), the veteran turntablist/producer hit Instagram and revealed his father has fallen seriously ill, bringing the tour to a halt.
“Throughout the duration my career, I have taken great pride in the fact that I have perfect attendance and never missed a show or performance,” Premier wrote. “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 the upmost importance to me, I always put family first and as much as they need me right now; I definitely need them.”
Preemo assured his fans he and his PRhyme cohort would be able to reschedule the missed dates in the future.
“My brother Royce was very understanding and supportive my decision and we will reschedule every postponed date as soon as possible,” he concluded. “Thank you to every single person supporting us and our brand and for understanding.”
The former Gang Starr legend captioned the post with, “LOVE & FAMILY WILL NEVER BE BROKEN APART…I’M BUILT FROM STEEL.”
Preemo and Royce embarked on the tour last Wednesday (May 30) in Philadelphia in support PRhyme 2, their follow-up to 2014’s PRhyme. The duo had four more shows on their run, which would have culminated in El Rey, California on June 15.