Most of the world was introduced to CyHi da Prynce via Kanye's “So Appalled,” where he rhymed “Matt Leinart” with “Pathfinder,” vowed that “if God had a iPod I would be on his playlist,” and generally held his own alongside Jay-Z and Pusha-T. CyHi (that's pronounced “Sy High,” for the record) had already been active on the mixtape circuit and making slow and steady in-roads before getting the Kanye call-up dramatically accelerated the process. So with the prominent intro and co-sign, can the young feller now really get his career rolling? That's certainly the plan: playing off the newfound momentum, CyHi has dropped a brand-new mixtape, Royal Flush, plus a high-profile feature on A-Trak's “Ray Ban Vision.” He's got an immediately engaging voice: It's an instantly recognizable world-weary kind of thing, certainly appreciated considering he's only 25, and he seems to have no problem coming up with funny quotables (from the mixtape's “Fast Lane”: “So now I'm on the autobahn / Wit' a auto nine / I'm in Central Europe and still on Chicago time”) and picking the right smoothed-over beats to complement his general “I am awesome” mentality. There's nothing particularly earth-shaking about him right now, but label this one under "promising."
"Ray Ban Vision"
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