like this is my take over and I feel like Kanye is the King. I feel
like you may be in bondage from the other rappers that you hear, but
now freedom is about to ring, youre about to be set free. Im about
to take over the rap world, thats what Im here to do. With that
song I let people know. Im one of the strongest lyricist from my
city and in hip hop, but nobody ever knew it so now they get a chance
to hear the real. Im off the shackles now. With that song I let the
real king be featured in one of my verses. No disrespect to the
other kings out there but I had to come with the true king to get my
AllHipHop.com: So tell me if the release of Royal Flush is meeting your expectations?
CyHi The Prynce: Absolutely,
Its over exceeding my expectations actually. I have to give
a lot of credit to Kanye because he let the world know that I am a great
artist so now everyone is more attentive. Now all of the clever and
little witty things that I might say that use to go over some peoples
head are catching them dead in their tracks. I love the mixtape,
its everything that I wanted it to be even down to the pictures and
me the most truthful song that youve ever penned and why was it important
to make a record on that particular item?
CyHi The Prynce:
A lot of the songs are super real. For example Cant Find
Love is definitely a real life situation for me. All my songs
are actual things that I have either went through, or thought about
at some point in time. I dont do no lying! Everything I talk
about is meaningful on some level. The song Hear Me Out that was
about a time in my life where I was facing a lot. I had just lost my
sister and my nephew and a few close friends. I had a girl that I really
liked but we just didnt work out and that kind of hurt my feelings
told that you havent had a girlfriend in about seven years. Why?
I mean I know you get plenty of women so whats been missing?
CyHi The Prynce: Its nothing to do with the women that Ive been meeting. I grew up with three sisters plus my mother and I just respect women so much. I understand that commitment and marriage are nothing to play with. I have way more respect for a woman than she probably could ever think that I do. Girls get mad at me like youre not supposed to tell me that youre with another girl but Im like listen if I was to lie to you, it would hurt you more. Im not into the lying and cheating bulls**t. Plus I want to marry my best friend meaning that the women I settle down with will have to know everything about me and I want to know everything about her. Im not the whole girlfriend/boyfriend type either youre my fiancé, wife, or were just friends.
AllHipHop.com: So were
going to walk thru the signing with Kanye. Tell me how you first learned
that Ye had interest in signing you?
CyHi The Prynce: NoID called and he was telling Greg Street that Kanye wanted to talk to me and that he wanted to do something with me. Due to the blogs and everything the word was growing on me. L.A. Reid was actually about to go to Hawaii to meet Kanye so sent my homeboy Boo down there. When I went to meet him Kanye was rapping and quoting my lyrics so I was just excited because he liked where I was going with everything. When I was in New York for the XXL shoot that the deal was going to be official.
me a little about the new album? Guest Appearances, special features?
CyHi The Prynce: I dont
even know what my album will be like at this point because Kanye has
opened up so many doors for me so far. Its just hard to say right
now because I just have access to so many people from Lady GaGa to John
Legend. Right now Im just piecing everything together slowly but
AllHipHop.com: How were able to be apart of this years BET Hip-Hop Awards how was that experience for you?
CyHi The Prynce: It
was crazy because just last year I was like man I want to be in the
cipher and this year. When it came around I knew Chaka so I was like
man can you try to get me on but he was like weve already picked
the list. I felt like oh no and was instantly hurt. Later on that night
I got a call from my manager and he was like weve got to fly to New
York cause youre doing the cipher with Kanye. I couldnt believe
it I was so excited. I tell you man God works in mysterious ways.
G.O.O.D. Music Cipher At BET Hip-Hop Awards
actually performed at the Fools Gold event in Brooklyn Bowl and Kanye
came out to perform Im So Appalled. What do you think you will
always remember about that show in particular?
CyHi The Prynce: Well
first that was my first time being on stage with Kanye. You know
whats crazy my first show in New York was in Brooklyn and the crowd
booed me. But this time they were cheering so loud for me. Its been
on hell of a journey. It was a once and a lifetime experience
that even now still has me speechless. It was the biggest highlight
of my life.