CyHi the Prynce's time to shine has officially arrived, ladies and gentlemen. For the past few years, the G.O.O.D. Music affiliate has played an integral role in the composition, production, and execution for some of rap's (specifically Kanye West's) most esteemed works, earning credits on My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, nine out of ten songs on Yeezus, and “FourFiveSeconds” featuring Rihanna and Paul McCartney.
His contributions to the aforementioned works definitely gained him recognition, but the Atlanta emcee's lyrical prowess, one-of-a-kind flow, and unrivaled creative insight have gotten him where he is today. And where is that, exactly? A few weeks out from the release of his debut album (No Dope On Sundays) and on Lil Wayne's current tour, which kicked off last night in Gainesville, Florida.
The rapper's forthcoming Kanye-produced LP, which was written about a seven-day period in his life, features the thought-provoking track (and one of our favorite songs this year), "Nu Africa". All we can say is that if this lyrical gem is just a fragment of the conceptual puzzle to come, we wouldn't be shocked if the Grammy stage awaits Prynce Cyhi.
We got to briefly chat with the "Like It Or Not" musician ahead of his tour with Weezy—a run which will hit college campuses across the country until it wraps on May 11 in Detroit. Find out what song he's most excited to perform onstage, which artist most impressed him at SXSW, and who would be on his dream co-headlining tour. Then, make sure to Track him on Bandsintown to stay-up-to-date with all of CyHi's upcoming shows.
I didn’t, God did. But that’s something I always say: my music can influence street/urban dudes to do positive things for their community.
Yes that’s a possibility. We’re going to have a lot of different vibes on tour.
Because Weezy is one of the first Southern lyricists. It would be dope to pick his brain the whole time to see how a legend works.
The self-titled track, “No Dope On Sundays”.
Teamwork and brainstorming.
Birthday Bash when Jay Z came on stage.
, J. Cole’s new artist.
Tupac and Earth, Wind, & Fire.