Following CyHi’s release of “Ivy League Club,” his fourth project on Kanye’s G.O.O.D. label, CyHi discussed his relationship with his powerhouse circle of friends and how it affects the creative process that puts out such critically acclaimed music.
Although at times it’s difficult to tell, Cyhi the Prynce is a vital part of the G.O.O.D. Music process; according to the Atlantean artist, Kanye West builds upon an organic foundation of talent, signing artists like Big Sean and CyHi well before they ever break mainstream ears. Each member then, learns from Kanye West as they rise, but also from each other; as CyHi put it so eloquently, “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.” G.O.O.D. Music is looking more like a championship team than ever.
The creative process that CyHi takes part in with Kanye West and his teammates is open and free flowing, allowing for a think tank that has put out some of the hottest tracks of the last few years. He elaborated, saying “it’s like if you’re all in the room and the beat’s playing, you’re gonna bounce ideas. As the wise man, Kanye, always says. ‘You have an idea and I have an idea. We have two ideas. But if we keep our ideas to ourselves then we only have one.’ It’s just sharing ideas.” The members of the G.O.O.D. team make each other better and raise each other up by collaboration, utilizing their unique talents and strengths to transform a mediocre track to a hit. Everything is a group effort, proven when CyHi said “I’ve been working on the G.O.O.D. Music album. We’re working on ‘Ye’s new album. Working on mine;” they rise and fall together.
With the release of “Cruel Summer” and numerous solo albums on the horizon, G.O.O.D. Music is slated to be one of the few powerhouses at the end of 2012 and 2013. CyHi has proven himself as an artist who can stand alone as well as a part of the greater whole, and might just become a star of his own with his debut G.O.O.D. album, “The Hardway Musical,” set to release early next year.
For The Source’s review of CyHi the Prynce’s “Ivy League Club,” click here.
-Kevin Shea (@kevinnshea)