(AllHipHop News) One of the most outspoken members of Kanye West’s G.O.O.D. Music label is Cyhi Tha Prince. Speaking EXCLUSIVELY with AllHipHop, Cyhi discusses how Kanye West’s cultural responsibilities limits his lyrics, how Hip Hop is returning to a main focus on lyricism and more.
Kanye West’s summer of 2013 can be summed up succinctly with one word: rants. Whether it was towards Nike CEO Mark Parker, Sway Calloway or even Hip Hop itself, West made sure his opinion was heard. According to Cyhi, West’s mindset when making Yeezus was geared towards presenting a message rather than lyrical feats:
A lot of rappers could use the whole dictionary. They could kill a n*gga on one bar. They could ride in a Lambo on the next bar. Be in the G4 on the next bar. Then back at a club on the next bar. Then sold 20 bricks on this bar. I got a plethora of words and a plethora of imagination to work with. When you have a responsibility, ALLLLLLLL of that shrinks and you have to work with these words. How Kanye can make these little bitty word bigger than all of the words you used.
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Ever since he snuck his way onto Kanye West’s “So Appalled” posse cut, Cyhi’s lyrical ability has been undeniable and his latest project Hystori is further evidence. Cyhi says, the Hip Hop landscape is shifting and uses a clever sports analogy to explain where the game is now heading:
More artists like Kanye, your Kendrick’s, your J. Cole’s, we’re getting to that. The Joey Bada$$. Those type of artsits still remember that. So, I feel like it’s fairly coming back to that now and that’s why I want to say “ok, y’all playing basketball again. Y’all were playing football and all this other stuff. I was never really that good. Y’all dropping bars now? Ok, I can play.
Check out the interview with Cyhi The Prince below: