(AllHipHop News) Kanye West’s latest single “All Day” has three other performers (Theophilus London, Allan Kingdom and Paul McCartney) listed as featured artists, but 21 different people are credited as songwriters for the tune. Good Music’s Cyhi The Prynce was asked why Ye’s song from the So Help Me God album is loaded with so many writers.
Cyhi told Revolt:
When you look at Whitney Houston albums, Michael Jackson albums, you look at their credits – everybody gets credit. The programmers, the brainstormers, the dude who tightens the strings on the guitar. Everybody gets credit when you’re doing monumental music.
Now, if you’re just going in, jump on the beat, smoke your weed, drink your lean, then it might just be two people on the record. When you’ve got a responsibility for pop culture, Hip Hop culture, and the world you can’t be in there thinking by yourself…
He ain’t think of these great ideas by himself. He’s getting inspired by different people. It’s a brainstorm. It’s a think tank. That’s what we’re trying to get people to understand. We involve everybody. That’s just what we’re trying to give the young culture. Let them know everybody’s got to work together.
The Atlanta rapper appeared on Kanye’s 2010 album My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy and the GOOD Music compilation Cruel Summer. Cyhi has also released his own mixtapes including this year’s BHP 2: N.A.A.C.P.
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Watch Cyhi The Prynce’s interview below.