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New Interview: CyHi The Prynce Talks About ‘Ivy League Club’, G.O.O.D. Music, His Debut Album & More With Billboard

Almost two years ago, Atlanta native CyHi The Prynce signed to Kanye West’s G.O.O.D. Music. He appeared on Kanye’s “So Appalled” and released his first mixtape as a G.O.O.D. Music artist, Royal Flush in 2010, followed by Royal Flush 2 and Jack Of All Trades in 2011. CyHi recently dropped his latest mixtape Ivy League Club and he had a mixtape listening party in Atlanta this past Tuesday (July17) to support the disc. After the party, CyHi chatted with Billboard about the disc, G.O.O.D. Music, his debut album and more. Below are some excerpts:

Why name your latest “Ivy League Club”?
It’s really an extension from my younger days. [Ivy League Club] was my code for the marijuana trade. I was looked at as the weed man earlier in my teens. It was a clever way of me saying that without saying that. I feel like I grew up around a lot of intelligent young men and I thought me and my friends were pretty intelligent to be from where we’re from. Some of us got caught up but a lot of us didn’t. We’re blessed. I feel like that was the most resemblance of myself and my upbringing.

In a month, you’ll have been with G.O.O.D Music for two years. What are your thoughts on your own position within the label?
A lot of people don’t know my role. A lot of people don’t know that Big Sean was signed five years before he actually broke. But what we do is build on foundation organically because it doesn’t matter if [Kanye] is on our song or not, we can still promote our music. I can still put out a mixtape and everybody receives it. That’s the foundation I built so… And at the same time I do a lot of creative work that people don’t see. I play my position, then when it’s time for me to do what I do, then I do.

So you’re getting work in, in between the mixtapes…
Yeah, absolutely. I’ve been working on the G.O.O.D. Music album. We’re working on ‘Ye’s new album. Working on mine, “The Hardway Musical,” for the first quarter.

How much input would you say Kanye has had on your debut album, “The Hardway Musical”?
Kanye has a very intricate part of it. Yes. To observe him is to learn. You can kind of see how he does it and you’d better be taking notes. I gathered a lot of different ideas, different things, and different methods from him to incorporate in my project.

Read the interview in its entirety over at Billboard.

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New Music: CyHi The Prynce “Slick”

DJ Greg Street recently dropped a new track called “Slick” from G.O.O.D. Music rapper CyHi The Prynce. This track goes hard! The ATLien got real slick with his wordplay and punchlines on this banger. Cruel Summer compilation arrives August 7. Listen to “Slick” below:

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New Video: Cyhi Da Prynce “Can’t Wait”

Kanye West’s protegé Cyhi Da Prynce official video to “Can’t Wait” have been released. The track is featured on his upcoming mixtape Royal Flush 2. In September 2010, Cyhi signed to Kanye’s G.O.O.D. Music. He appeared on the track “Looking For Trouble,” off Kanye West’s last album, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. Over the years, Cyhi has released four mixtapes, with the latest being Royal Flush.Peep the video below:

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Jay-Z, Kanye West & G.O.O.D. Music Takes Over SXSW

Over the weekend was the SXSW festival in Austin, Texas. The most anticipated show was the VEVO present G.O.O.D. Music in concert, with Kanye West as the headliner. The event took place at the Seaholm Power Plant in Austin, Texas. Jay-Z, Kanye West, CyHi Da Prynce, Big Sean, Mos Def, Pusha T, Diddy, Teyana Taylor, Fornzworth Bentey, Lil B and other artists all took the stage to perform some of their most classic hits. Beyoncé, Cassie and Asher Roth were all there as guests.

The show lasted for over three hours. Kanye performed “All of The Light,” “So Appalled” and other tracks. The most surprising moment of the evening was when Kanye brought out Jay-Z for “H.A.M.” Jay-Z stormed on stage to rap his verses. Also, Jay-Z performed “Big Pimpin.” An little after 4a.m. Kanye’s labelmates joined him onstage to closed out the show with “Good Life.” The entire show will be airing on-demand on April 22.

Pictures Credit: Daniel Boczarski/Getty Images for VEVO

Additional Reporting: Don Bleek/HipHopWeekly.com

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Meek Millz, French Montana, Diggy Simmons, Lil B, CyHi Da Prynce & More Makes XXL’S “2011 Freshman” Cover

It’s about that time of the year again; for XXL magazine to reveal their annually “Freshman Cover.” On the “2011 Freshman” cover, the following artists below made the list.

Meek Millz, French Montana, Big K.R.I.T.,Mac Miller, Kendrick Lamar, Lil B, Lil Twist, Yelawolf, Diggy Simmons and CyHi Da Prynce.

Congrats to all who made the list.

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Dope Or Nope?: Kanye West Ft. Teyana Taylor, CyHi Da Prynce, Cam’Ron, Vado, Jim Jones, Pusha T, Big Sean & Musiq Soulchild “Christmas In Harlem”

Earlier this evening, I posted Kanye West  new song “Christmas In Harlem” Ft. Teyana Taylor x CyHi Da Prynce http://wp.me/pIgNF-1li.  Just a few minutes ago, the extended/official version featuring Teyana Taylor, CyHi Da Prynce, Cam’Ron, Vado, Jim Jones, Pusha T, Big Sean & Musiq Soulchild was released.  The track was produced by Hit-Boy. “Christmas In Harlem” will be available tomorrow on iTunes. The final version is much better than the version I posted earlier. Listen to the track below.

I like Cam and Jim verses the best. Are you guys feeling this track, Dope Or Nope?

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Dope Or Nope?: Kanye West Ft. Teyana Taylor x CyHi Da Prynce “Christmas In Harlem”

This year Kanye West is celebrating “Christmas In Harlem” with the released of his new track Ft. Teyana Taylor and CyHi Da Prynce. The track was produced by Hit-Boy. “Christmas In Harlem”  will be available tomorrow on iTunes, the final version will also include Cam’Ron, Vado, Jim Jones, Pusha T, Big Sean, and Musiq Soulchild. Hopefully the final version will be much better than this version, because this version isn’t that good. I’m a big fan of Kanye but I’m not feeling this track. Listen to the track below.

Are you guys feeling this track, Dope Or Nope?

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New Music: Kanye West Ft. Pusha T, CyHi Da Prynce, Big Sean & J. Cole “Looking For Trouble”

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11  weeks later, Kanye West is “Looking For Trouble” on his new track.  The track Features Pusha T, CyHi Da Prynce, Big Sean and J. Cole. As I previously reported  back in August, Ye made a  promise, “I will be dropping a new track every Friday up until Christmas.” This track goes hard, I can’t stop listening to it. Pusha T started this track off with a banger and CyHi Da Prince verse was hard as well, but I think the best verse is the last verse which is J. Cole. Just read what J Cole said.

Never said I’m better than Hov but I’m the closest one, heard you looking for trouble, what I’m supposed to run, your b***h invited me inside her, ain’t I supposed to cum,  got n****s that will blow your T off, put a hole in one, now you outside of Heaven’s gate fronting like you know someone, talking hard but y’all still ain’t put me, they say you are what you eat, and I’m still ain’t p***y“-J-Cole

Kanye West will be dropping his forthcoming LP My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy on November 22.  This will be Kanye’s follow-up to 808s & Heartbreak. So far Kanye has released nine of the singles from the 12 tracks album. Last week, I posted the  rumored album cover and tracklisting http://yodonbleekraps.com/2010/10/29/kanye-west%e2%80%99s-my-beautiful-dark-twisted-fantasy-album-cover-tracklisting/.  Ye shot a 40-minute video for ”Runaway”  in Prague starring supermodel Selita Ebanks. “Runaway” is now available on iTunes. Runaway visual premiered in the USA  on BET and MTV  on October 23rd . The film/visual will be narrated by Barbie in a British accent.

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New Music: Kanye West ft. Keri Hilson, Pusha T, & Cyhi the Prynce “Take One for the Team”

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Nine weeks later, Kanye West is taking one for the team with the released of his G.O.O.D. Friday new music.  Back in August, Ye made a  promise, “I will be dropping a new track every Friday up until Christmas.” This time around Ye dropped a new track called “Taking One For The Team”  Ft. Keri Hilson and his G.O.O.D. Music artists Pusha T and Cyhi the Prynce. This record goes hard; this s**t is ill. Lyrically, Kanye is in a class all by himself.  Pusha T and Cyhi the Prynce went hard too. Listen to the track  below.

Kanye West will be dropping his forthcoming LP My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy on November 22.  This will be Kanye’s follow-up to 808s & Heartbreak. So far Kanye has released two singles “Power” and “Runaway,” for which ‘Ye shot a 40-minute video in Prague starring supermodel Selita Ebanks. “Runaway” is now available on iTunes. Runaway visual will premiere in the USA  on BET and MTV October 23rd . The film/visual will be narrated by Barbie in a British accent.

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New Music: Kanye West Ft. RZA, Jay-Z, Pusha T, Swizz Beatz & CyHi Da Prynce “So Appalled”

Six weeks later, Kanye West is keeping his promise that he made back in August. “I will be dropping a new track every Friday up until Christmas,” said Kanye West. This time around Ye dropped a new track called “So Appalled.” Ye called his big brother Jay-Z and his close friend Swizz Beatz to help him out. Also Ye recurited Rza of the Wu Tang Clan and G.O.O.D. Music new signees Pusha T and CyHi Da Prynce.

Every track Jay-Z gets on, he murder it. Jay-Z is the best to ever do it. Kanye West verse  was dope as well. I have to admit that Pusha T went hard too.

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