In the last track off his new mixtape Ivy League Class, CyHi the Prynce scoffed at haters deriding his apparent success. "Niggas hate it when you made it out the hood," he rapped in "Changed," before he touted his G.O.O.D. Music fortune: his ties to label boss Kanye West, new clothes.
However, unlike most of the emcees featured on Cruel Summer, CyHi actually had something to prove - after all, this 2011 XXL Freshman is still without an album to his name. Unfortunately, his two lone, earnest Cruel Summer verses suffered simply because of the compilation's execution. (Lesson learned: never place a roster-flaunting album in an egomaniac's hands.)
Fortunately, CyHi can stand on his own. A few of Ivy League Club's tracks re-purpose beloved songs by Sade and Marvin Gaye for his now-mainstream rap needs. (Now, he's singing, "I pull my tool on a hater" to "Smooth Operator.") And when he isn't doing that, he's shouting out to his hood. Perhaps the most appropriate cut for the Stone Mountain native's homecoming: "A-Town," which is set to the Atlanta Braves war chant.
CyHi the Prynce is playing tonight (Friday, December 7) at Moderna with Tom P, 4-Ize, T Clarence, Ethereal, and more. $10 (adv). 9 p.m.
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