Cyhi the Prynce
|CyHi the Prynce|
Cyhi the Prynce performing in June 2014
|Birth name||Cydel Young|
|Also known as||Prynce CyHi, Prynce|
|Born||September 15, 1984|
|Origin||Stone Mountain, Georgia, United States|
|Labels||GOOD Music, Konvict Muzik, BuVision, Def Jam|
|Associated acts||Akon, Kanye West, Pusha T, Yelawolf|
Cydel Young (born September 15, 1984), better known by his stage name CyHi the Prynce, is an American hip hop recording artist from Stone Mountain, Georgia. He is currently signed to Akon's Konvict Muzik, Bu Thiam's BuVision, Kanye West's GOOD Music and Def Jam Recordings. Young has appeared on West's highly acclaimed album, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (2010) and has released six mixtapes, with the latest being Black Hystori Project (2014), a conscious hip hop concept album about the history of black people in America, executive produced by Kanye West.
Growing up in Georgia, Young played various sports including football, basketball, and track and field, in addition to singing in school choirs and participating in school plays and dances. He was raised Baptist by strict parents, who didn't allow him to listen to hip hop music as a youth. However, Young cites his parents' methods as a foundation upon which he could build himself in character.
Young first gained major attention in 2010 when he received a co-sign from fellow American rapper and hip hop mogul Kanye West. Young reports that American singer Beyoncé, a friend of West and the wife of his mentor, Jay-Z, convinced Kanye West to sign him to his GOOD Music imprint. This culminated in Young's inclusion on West's weekly free music giveaway GOOD Fridays and his fifth studio album My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (2010).
He recorded his second mixtape, Royal Flush II, with producer CPK, and plans to work further with previous collaborators the J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League, No I.D. and Kanye West, as well as DJ Toomp, The Alchemist and Just Blaze. Young released his third mixtape, Jack of All Trades, later in 2011, which announced the title of his debut studio album to be Hardway Musical.
2012-present: Cruel Summer
Young appeared on G.O.O.D. Music's compilation album Cruel Summer, released September 18, 2012. Young was ultimately featured on two tracks, including: "The Morning," along with Raekwon, Common, Pusha T, 2 Chainz, Kid Cudi, and D'Banj, as well as "Sin City," alongside John Legend, Teyana Taylor, Malik Yusef, and Travi$ Scott. On January 29, 2013 he released his fifth mixtape, Ivy League: Kick Back. The tape features guest appearances from 2 Chainz, B.o.B, Travis Porter, Yelawolf, Childish Gambino, Trae Tha Truth and Bobby Valentino among others. Despite not being featured on Kanye West’s Yeezus album, Young has writing credits on all but one of the album’s songs. In 2013 CyHi plans to release a mixtape, an EP and then begin prepping his debut studio album, Hardway Musical at the beginning of 2014.
|Title||Album details||Peak chart positions|
(with GOOD Music)
|"—" denotes items that did not chart or were not released.|
|Royal Flush II||
|Jack of All Trades||
|Ivy League Club||
|Ivy League: Kick Back||
|Black Hystori Project
(executive produced by Kanye West)
Other charted songs
|Title||Year||Peak chart positions||Album|
(Kanye West featuring Jay-Z, Pusha T, CyHi the Prynce, Swizz Beatz and RZA)
|2010||114||My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy|
|"Don't Go Outside"||2009||Killer Mike||Underground Atlanta|
|"Pass Me the Rubbas"||Verse Simmonds, Young Capone||The Sextape Chronicles|
|"I Wish" (Remix)||2010||Yelawolf, Pill||Trunk Muzik|
|"Ray Ban Vision"||A-Trak||Fool's Gold Vol. 1|
|"Soulja"||Selasi||Coming to America|
|"Higher"||B.o.B, Playboy Tre, Bun B||No Genre|
|"Take One for the Team"||Kanye West, Keri Hilson, Pusha T||GOOD Fridays|
|"Looking for Trouble"||Kanye West, Pusha T, Big Sean, J. Cole|
|"Christmas in Harlem"||Kanye West, Cam'ron, Jim Jones, Vado, Big Sean, Musiq Soulchild, Teyana Taylor, Pusha T|
|"So Appalled"||Kanye West, Jay-Z, Pusha T, Swizz Beatz, RZA||My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy|
|"Stand Still"||2011||Tity Boi||Codeine Cowboy (A 2 Chainz Collective)|
|"I'm On One" (Remix)||Talib Kweli||N/A|
|"All For Me"||XV, Vado, Erin Christine||Zero Heroes|
|"Thirsty"||Terrace Martin, Kendrick Lamar||N/A|
|"Outfit"||Bobby V||Fly on the Wall|
|"Gotta Get Dat Money"||N/A|
|"Hometeam"||Wes Fif, Big K.R.I.T., Dreamer (of Hollyweerd)||Golden Nights|
|"Rise"||Pill, Wale, Teedra Moses, Curren$y||Self Made Vol. 1|
|"Ray Ban Vision" (Remix)||A-Trak, Donnis, Pill, Danny Brown||N/A|
|"Racks" (Remix)||YC, Young Jeezy, Wiz Khalifa, Waka Flocka Flame, B.o.B, Bun B, Twista, Big Sean, Cory Mo, Cory Gunz, Nelly, Ace Hood, Trae, Wale, Yo Gotti|
|"If You Wanna" (Remix)||Knoc-turn'al, K-Young||Knoc's Ville|
|"Let Me Go" (Remix)||Shaun Boothe||Waiting Room|
|"Heater"||2012||Truth Turner||The Whole Truth|
|"We Ain't Playin"||Chip tha Ripper, Malik Yusef||Tell Ya Friends|
|"Luv Me"||Tez McClain, Nikkiya||Wishful Thinking 2: Respect My Grind|
|"Bad Bitches, Good Weed"||Big Bang||N/A|
|"Roaches" (Remix)||¡Mayday!, SpaceGhostPurrp|
|"Celebration"||Celeb Forever, Maclyn Lucille||Make Believers|
|"All I Know"||Jacquees, Jody Breeze||Fan Affiliated|
|"La Belle Vie"||NA!RA, Ess Vee||FEARLESS: The Art of Letting Go|
|"Summertime Ish"||Big Hud, Yelawolf||The Long Way Home|
|"Me & My Baby"||Lloyd||The Playboy Diaries|
|"Know How To Hustle"||Chubbie Baby, Big Zak||36 Oz, Part 2|
|"After Party"||2013||Bangladesh, Future, Alley Boy, Fast Life||Ponzi Scheme|
|"Material Thing$ Hard To Deal With"||Trinidad James||10 PC Mild|
|"Look At My Name"||Chris Webby||The Homegrown EP|
|"Hold You Down"||Snow Tha Product||Good Nights & Bad Mornings 2: The Hangover|
- "Rapper Prynce | Atlanta Artist of the Month | Sweet Georgia". Djx-rated.com. 1984-09-15. Retrieved 2011-06-15.
- CyHi Da Prynce – What’s My Name? – Listen & Download Now. Djbooth.net. Retrieved on 2012-06-27.
- Kanye West Co-Signs Prynce Cy Hi | News | CyHi The Prince | Artists | Def Jam. Island Def Jam (2010-02-16). Retrieved on 2012-06-27.
- Kanye West Endorses CyHi Da Prynce. Rap Radar (2010-02-15). Retrieved on 2012-06-27.
- Horowitz, Steven J.. (2011-07-26) CyHi Da Prynce Says Beyonce Told Kanye West To Sign Him To G.O.O.D. Music | Get The Latest Hip Hop News, Rap News & Hip Hop Album Sales. HipHop DX. Retrieved on 2012-06-27.
- Ryon, Sean. (2011-07-30) CyHi Da Prynce Talks Debut Album, G.O.O.D. Music Beef | Get The Latest Hip Hop News, Rap News & Hip Hop Album Sales. HipHop DX. Retrieved on 2012-06-27.
- Young, Alex. "Kanye West’s Cruel Summer tracklist revealed". consequenceofsound.net. Retrieved 7 September 2012.
- Iandoli, Kathy (2013-01-14). "Mixtape Release Dates: Consequence, Big K.R.I.T., B-Real, Wiz Khalifa and Curren$y". HipHop DX. Retrieved 2013-08-14.
- Horowitz, Steven J. (2013-01-30). "CyHi The Prynce "Ivy League: Kickback" Mixtape Download". HipHop DX. Retrieved 2013-08-14.
- "CyHi The Prynce Speaks On His Yeezus Contributions (Video)". 2DopeBoyz.com. Retrieved 19 June 2013.
- Baker, Soren (2013-06-27). "CyHi The Prynce Says G.O.O.D. Music's "Cruel Winter" LP May Arrive This Year". HipHop DX. Retrieved 2013-08-14.
- "Cyhi Da Prynce - Royal Flush - G.O.O.D. Music". Livemixtapes.com. Retrieved 2013-08-14.
- "Cyhi Da Prynce - Royal Flush 2 // Free Mixtape @". Datpiff.com. 2011-06-14. Retrieved 2013-08-14.
- "Cyhi The Prynce - Jack Of All Trades Hosted by DJ Scream & DJ Spinz // Free Mixtape @". Datpiff.com. 2011-08-30. Retrieved 2013-08-14.
- "Cyhi The Prynce - Ivy League Club // Free Mixtape @". Datpiff.com. 2012-07-17. Retrieved 2013-08-14.
- "CyHi The Prynce - Ivy League: Kick Back Hosted by DJ Holiday // Free Mixtape @". Datpiff.com. 2013-01-30. Retrieved 2013-08-14.
- Paine, Jake (March 14, 2013). "Bangladesh "Ponzi Scheme" Mixtape Stream & Download Link". HipHopDX. Retrieved March 13, 2013.
- Meara, Paul. "Trinidad Jame$ "10 PC Mild" Download & Mixtape Stream". HipHop DX. Retrieved 2013-08-14.
- Cyhi the Prynce on Twitter
- www.nancioradioshow.com – Nanci O Is Hip Hop Interview With CyHi The Prynce