CyHi the Prynce
Cyhi the Prynce performing in June 2014
Also known as Prynce CyHi, Prynce
September 15, 1984
Stone Mountain, Georgia, United States
GOOD Music, Konvict Muzik, BuVision, Def Jam
Kanye West, Pusha T, Akon, Yelawolf
Cydel Young (born September 15, 1984), [1 ] better known by his [1 ] stage name CyHi the Prynce, is an American hip hop recording artist from Stone Mountain, Georgia. He is currently signed to [2 ] Akon's Konvict Muzik, Kanye West's GOOD Music, Bu Thiam's BuVision, and Def Jam Recordings. Young has appeared on West's highly acclaimed album, (2010) and has released nine My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy mixtapes, with the latest being BHP II: NAACP (2015), a conscious hip hop concept mixtape about the history of black people in America and the sequel to Black Hystori Project, released in February 2014.
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, especially growing up in the area that he was.
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 ] Young reports that American singer [4 ] 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 [5 ] GOOD Fridays and his fifth studio album (2010). My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
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, [6 ] 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 GOOD Music's compilation album
, released September 18, 2012. Young was ultimately featured on two tracks, including: "The Morning", along with Cruel Summer 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, [7 ] Ivy League: Kick Back. The tape features guest appearances from [8 ] 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 [9 ] album, Young has writing credits on all but one of the album's songs. Yeezus CyHi is continuing to prepare his debut studio album [10 ] Hardway Musical for release. [11 ]
Discography [ edit ]
Compilation albums [ edit ]
Mixtapes [ edit ]
Other charted songs [ edit ]
Guest appearances [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
^ a b "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$y". HipHop DX . Retrieved . 2013-08-14
^ Horowitz, Steven J. (2013-01-30). "CyHi The Prynce "Ivy League: Kickback" Mixtape Download". HipHop DX . Retrieved . 2013-08-14
^ "CyHi The Prynce Speaks On His Yeezus Contributions (Video)". 2DopeBoyz.com . Retrieved . 19 June 2013
^ Baker, Soren (2013-06-27). "CyHi The Prynce Says G.O.O.D. Music's "Cruel Winter" LP May Arrive This Year". HipHop DX . Retrieved . 2013-08-14
^ "NAIRA". Naira.bandcamp.com. 2012-12-18 . Retrieved . 2014-08-10
^ Paine, Jake (March 14, 2013). "Bangladesh "Ponzi Scheme" Mixtape Stream & Download Link". HipHopDX . Retrieved . March 13, 2013
^ Meara, Paul. "Trinidad Jame$ "10 PC Mild" Download & Mixtape Stream". HipHop DX . Retrieved . 2013-08-14
^ "Chris Webby – Look At My Name f. CyHi The Prynce". 2DOPEBOYZ. 2013-08-21 . Retrieved . 2014-08-10
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