Cyhi the Prynce

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CyHi the Prynce
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Cyhi the Prynce performing in June 2014
Background information
Birth name Cydel Young
Also known as Prynce CyHi, Prynce
Born (1984-09-15) September 15, 1984 (age 29)
Origin Stone Mountain, Georgia, United States
Genres Hip hop
Occupations Rapper, songwriter
Years active 2005–present
Labels GOOD Music, Konvict Muzik, BuVision, Def Jam
Associated acts Akon, Kanye West, Pusha T, Yelawolf
Website Official Twitter

Cydel Young[1] (born September 15, 1984),[1] better known by his stage name CyHi the Prynce, is an American hip hop recording artist from Stone Mountain, Georgia.[2] 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.

Early life[edit]

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.

Career[edit]

2010-2011: Beginnings[edit]

Young first gained major attention in 2010 when he received a co-sign from fellow American rapper and hip hop mogul Kanye West.[3][4] 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.[5] 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.[6] 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[edit]

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.[7] On January 29, 2013 he released his fifth mixtape, Ivy League: Kick Back.[8] The tape features guest appearances from 2 Chainz, B.o.B, Travis Porter, Yelawolf, Childish Gambino, Trae Tha Truth and Bobby Valentino among others.[9] Despite not being featured on Kanye West’s Yeezus album, Young has writing credits on all but one of the album’s songs.[10] 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.[11]

Discography[edit]

Compilation albums[edit]

List of albums, with selected chart positions, sales figures and certifications
Title Album details Peak chart positions
US US R&B AUS CAN FRA SWI UK
Cruel Summer
(with GOOD Music)
2 1 7 4 30 10 2
"—" denotes items that did not chart or were not released.

Mixtapes[edit]

List of mixtapes, with year released
Title Album details
Royal Flush[12]
Royal Flush II[13]
  • Released: June 14, 2011
  • Label: Self-released
  • Format: Digital download
Jack of All Trades[14]
  • Released: August 30, 2011
  • Label: Self-released
  • Format: Digital download
Ivy League Club[15]
  • Released: July 17, 2012
  • Label: Self-released
  • Format: Digital download
Ivy League: Kick Back[16]
  • Released: January 30, 2013
  • Label: Self-released
  • Format: Digital download
Black Hystori Project[17]
(executive produced by Kanye West)
  • Released: February 24, 2014
  • Label: GOOD Music
  • Format: Digital download

Other charted songs[edit]

List of songs, with selected chart positions
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
US
R&B
"So Appalled"
(Kanye West featuring Jay-Z, Pusha T, CyHi the Prynce, Swizz Beatz and RZA)
2010 114 My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy

Guest appearances[edit]

List of non-single guest appearances, with other performing artists, showing year released and album name
Title Year Other artist(s) Album
"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
"Honor" Laws N/A
"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$y Self Made Vol. 1
"Ray Ban Vision" (Remix) A-Trak, Donnis, Pill, Danny Brown N/A
"Racks" (Remix) YC, Young Jeezy, Wiz Khalifa, Waka Flocka Flame, B.o.B, Bun B, Twista, Big Sean, Cory Mo, Cory Gunz, Nelly, Ace Hood, Trae, Wale, Yo Gotti
"If You Wanna" (Remix) Knoc-turn'al, K-Young Knoc's Ville
"Let Me Go" (Remix) Shaun Boothe Waiting Room
"Heater" 2012 Truth Turner The Whole Truth
"We Ain't Playin" Chip tha Ripper, Malik Yusef Tell Ya Friends
"Luv Me" Tez McClain, Nikkiya Wishful Thinking 2: Respect My Grind
"Bad Bitches, Good Weed" Big Bang N/A
"Roaches" (Remix) ¡Mayday!, SpaceGhostPurrp
"Celebration" Celeb Forever, Maclyn Lucille Make Believers
"All I Know" Jacquees, Jody Breeze Fan Affiliated
"La Belle Vie"[18] NA!RA, Ess Vee FEARLESS: The Art of Letting Go
"Summertime Ish" Big Hud, Yelawolf The Long Way Home
"Me & My Baby" Lloyd The Playboy Diaries
"Know How To Hustle" Chubbie Baby, Big Zak 36 Oz, Part 2
"After Party"[19] 2013 Bangladesh, Future, Alley Boy, Fast Life Ponzi Scheme
"Material Thing$ Hard To Deal With"[20] Trinidad James 10 PC Mild
"Look At My Name"[21] Chris Webby The Homegrown EP
"Hold You Down" Snow Tha Product Good Nights & Bad Mornings 2: The Hangover

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Rapper Prynce | Atlanta Artist of the Month | Sweet Georgia". Djx-rated.com. 1984-09-15. Retrieved 2011-06-15. 
  2. ^ CyHi Da Prynce – What’s My Name? – Listen & Download Now. Djbooth.net. Retrieved on 2012-06-27.
  3. ^ 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.
  4. ^ Kanye West Endorses CyHi Da Prynce. Rap Radar (2010-02-15). Retrieved on 2012-06-27.
  5. ^ 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.
  6. ^ 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.
  7. ^ Young, Alex. "Kanye West’s Cruel Summer tracklist revealed". consequenceofsound.net. Retrieved 7 September 2012. 
  8. ^ Iandoli, Kathy (2013-01-14). "Mixtape Release Dates: Consequence, Big K.R.I.T., B-Real, Wiz Khalifa and Curren$y". HipHop DX. Retrieved 2013-08-14. 
  9. ^ Horowitz, Steven J. (2013-01-30). "CyHi The Prynce "Ivy League: Kickback" Mixtape Download". HipHop DX. Retrieved 2013-08-14. 
  10. ^ "CyHi The Prynce Speaks On His Yeezus Contributions (Video)". 2DopeBoyz.com. Retrieved 19 June 2013. 
  11. ^ Baker, Soren (2013-06-27). "CyHi The Prynce Says G.O.O.D. Music's "Cruel Winter" LP May Arrive This Year". HipHop DX. Retrieved 2013-08-14. 
  12. ^ "Cyhi Da Prynce - Royal Flush - G.O.O.D. Music". Livemixtapes.com. Retrieved 2013-08-14. 
  13. ^ "Cyhi Da Prynce - Royal Flush 2 // Free Mixtape @". Datpiff.com. 2011-06-14. Retrieved 2013-08-14. 
  14. ^ "Cyhi The Prynce - Jack Of All Trades Hosted by DJ Scream & DJ Spinz // Free Mixtape @". Datpiff.com. 2011-08-30. Retrieved 2013-08-14. 
  15. ^ "Cyhi The Prynce - Ivy League Club // Free Mixtape @". Datpiff.com. 2012-07-17. Retrieved 2013-08-14. 
  16. ^ "CyHi The Prynce - Ivy League: Kick Back Hosted by DJ Holiday // Free Mixtape @". Datpiff.com. 2013-01-30. Retrieved 2013-08-14. 
  17. ^ "CyHi The Prynce - Black Hystori Project // Free Mixtape @". Datpiff.com. 2014-02-24. Retrieved 2014-08-10. 
  18. ^ "NAIRA". Naira.bandcamp.com. 2012-12-18. Retrieved 2014-08-10. 
  19. ^ Paine, Jake (March 14, 2013). "Bangladesh "Ponzi Scheme" Mixtape Stream & Download Link". HipHopDX. Retrieved March 13, 2013. 
  20. ^ Meara, Paul. "Trinidad Jame$ "10 PC Mild" Download & Mixtape Stream". HipHop DX. Retrieved 2013-08-14. 
  21. ^ "Chris Webby – Look At My Name f. CyHi The Prynce". 2DOPEBOYZ. 2013-08-21. Retrieved 2014-08-10. 

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