Cyne

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CYNE
Origin Gainesville, Florida, United States
Genres Alternative hip hop, experimental
Years active 2000-present
Labels Botanica Del Jibaro, Hometapes, City Centre Offices
Associated acts Nujabes, Four Tet
Website www.cyne.net
Members Clyde "Cise Starr" Graham
David "Enoch" Newell
Michael "Speck" Gersten
Past members Akin Yai

Cyne, often stylized as CYNE ("Cultivating Your New Experience"; pronounced "sign"),[1] is an American alternative hip hop group originating from Gainesville, Florida.[2] The group consists of MCs Akin Yai and Clyde "Cise Starr" Graham, and producers David "Enoch" Newell and Michael "Speck" Gersten, and are currently signed to Hometapes.

History[edit]

CYNE's 2005 release Evolution Fight was named Album of the Week at Stylus Magazine for the week of August 29 – September 3, 2005.[3] In 2007, CYNE released the Grey Matter EP on their website to be downloaded, free of charge.[4] In 2014, the group released a studio album, All My Angles Are Right, on Hometapes.[5]

Style and influences[edit]

Their often socio-politically charged, culturally introspective, and motivational lyrics find influence rooted in blues, jazz, highlife, activism, humanities and philosophy.[6]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Compilation albums[edit]

  • Cyne (Collection 1999-2003) (2003)
  • Wasteland Vol. 1: Killmore (2011)

EPs[edit]

  • Growing (2004)
  • Running Water (2005)
  • Grey Matter (2007)

Singles[edit]

  • "African Elephants" (2001)
  • "Midas" (2002)
  • "Movements" (2002)
  • "Out of Time" (2003)
  • "Due Progress" (2003)

Guest appearances[edit]

  • Supersoul - "Sattva Guna (Make It Happen!)" from 40 Acres and a Moog (2002)
  • Nujabes - "Lady Brown" and "High 2 Lows" from Metaphorical Music (2003)
  • Nujabes - "Feather" from Modal Soul (2005)
  • Daedelus - "Drops" from Exquisite Corpse (2005)
  • Depth Affect - "One Day or So" from Arche-Lymb (2006)
  • Deceptikon - "Montana" from Greater Cascadia (2007)
  • Supersoul - "Satellites" from Plastic Rap (2007)
  • Seven Star - "Speak the Truth" (2008)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Marston, Jennifer (February 12, 2009). "Podcast 73: CYNE's Hip-Hop Experience". XLR8R. 
  2. ^ Cole, Zach (February 7, 2009). "Album Review: CYNE - Pretty Dark Things (2008)". Potholes in My Blog. 
  3. ^ Park, Adam (August 25, 2005). "Cyne - Evolution Fight". Stylus Magazine. Retrieved February 19, 2008. 
  4. ^ "Cyne put free online EP out". Caught in the Crossfire. Retrieved February 19, 2008. 
  5. ^ Hodge, Brian (March 17, 2014). "CYNE – All My Angles Are Right". Potholes in My Blog. Retrieved March 19, 2015. 
  6. ^ Yates, Steve (August 25, 2005). "cyne 'evolution flight'". BBC. Retrieved February 19, 2008. 

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