CyHi The Prynce Shows Why Rap’s Biggest MCs Buy His Rhymes, In A Killer Cypher (Video)
Although CyHi The Prynce might not be a household name yet, his rhymes are already universal. As one of Kanye West’s most acclaimed co-writers, CyHi’s prodigious pen was a prominent part of West’s albums My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy and Yeezus. His contributions would earn him a spot on Kanye’s G.O.O.D. Music roster, as well, yielding a number of outstanding mixtapes over the last few years. In 2010, CyHi also was invited to perform in G.O.O.D. Music’s BET Hip Hop Awards cypher, along with Common, Big Sean, Pusha T and Ye.
While that appearance was the Stone Mountain, Georgia MC’s biggest stage to date, at the time, he was the young gun in the group. Now, seven years later, CyHi has once again been invited to the cypher, and this time, he was the standout. Joined by Fat Joe and Belly, CyHi rhymed for more than half of the 3-minute cypher.
Dropping clever punchline after clever punchline, The Prynce touched on everything from impeaching the president to the shady industry politics he’s faced, and more. In the midst of it all, he also dropped that his debut album, No Dope On Sunday, is also done.
CyHi’s verse was book-ended by rhymes from Belly and Fat Joe. Before beginning his verse, Joe took a moment to honor those affected by the hurricane in Houston. Since the cypher was taped, both Miami and Puerto Rico also were devastated by hurricanes. In that time, Joe has emerged as one of the biggest activists in bringing relief to those in need. Last week, he spearheaded efforts that lead to over 2 million pounds in supplies being collected, half of which he pledged to deliver to Puerto Rico, himself.