Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Artist of the Day: CyHi the Prynce
So why is he the artist of the day? Honestly, because his association with Kanye is arguably more important than his talent. CyHi can certainly string a verse together, but he's not as clever as he thinks he is and too often gets shown up by his guest stars (see: Smoke DZA murdering him on "Mary Jane"). He's green, but that's ok. It took Big Sean four years of being on GOOD before he blew up, and many would argue that the still doesn't demonstrate the technical skills that Cy already has. Furthermore, his style is elastic, so he can flow over any beat. On Ivy League, he deftly spits over beats from producers as diverse as Lex Luger and The Audibles. It's also his flashes of brilliance, like the second verse of "Favorite Things," that make me think CyHi can fill Cudi's vacancy. He may not be as adept at dropping hooks as Cudi, but his rhymes can be vicious, his stories occasionally keenly interesting. The biggest problems right now with CyHi are his lack of material and inconsistency. His mixtapes are stuffed to the brim with filler and his rhymes get stale after a while. With a little refinement, don't be surprised if CyHi becomes a big name on the scene.
Ivy League: The Kickback
Posted by Nathan Flynn