Every rap track must have a solid backbeat, which can be composed of the sound of drums, handclaps, or birds flying into glass doors. Feel the rhythm with this GrouponLive deal.
- $10 to See Cyhi the Prynce (up to a $20.50 value)
- When: Saturday, June 15, at 10 p.m.
- Where: The Ballroom at Warehouse Live
- Seating: standing-room general admission
- Door time: 9 p.m.
- Ticket values include all fees.<p>
Cyhi the Prince
Cyhi performing/freestyling “Popular Demand”
One of Cyhi the Prynce’s many defining moments is when he drops in on the track “So Appalled” from Kanye West’s applauded My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. Three verses in, right after Ye, Jay-Z, and Pusha-T have done their thing, Cyhi the Prynce drops a verse that announces an MC to be reckoned with. “If God had an iPod, I’d be on his playlist/My phrases amazes the faces in places,” he spouts with authority, lyrically bobbing and weaving around stock rap braggadocio. Although he’d already caught Kanye’s ear with his appearance on Yelawolf’s “I Wish (Remix),” it was his “So Appalled” verse that bewitched Beyonce and got Cyhi the Prynce signed to Kanye’s G.O.O.D. Music label. Now the Georgia-bred rapper is getting the recognition he’s long deserved. A poet first, and a rapper second, the innovative and introspective rhyme-crafter has been honing his craft for years, first in the short-lived Def Jam group Hoodlum and then as part of the Konvict Muzik collection. Now he’s the scene stealer of mixtape tracks such as “The Morning” and “Sin City” from Kanye’s Cruel Summer compilation mixtapes. On tour in support of his recent February mixtape, Ivy League: The Kick Back, the young rapper burns off the energy garnered from eating raw thesauruses as he shows off his rhyming finesse in new party-made jams such as “We Drink, We Smoke,” and “Young, Rich, Fly, & Famous.”