CyHi The Prynce believes that up and coming rappers should do as much as possible on their own, but thinks the equation changes when you get big.
CyHi The Prynce is toward the top of the list of best rappers who’ve never dropped an album.
He humorously addressed that situation in the 2015 song ‘Elephant in The Room‘. While it seemed like he had harsh words for his label boss Kanye West in the track, it was all in fun, and the two are on good terms.
In fact, after hearing CyHi’s interview with Montreality it wouldn’t surprise us if he did some ghost work on ‘Ye’s new album The Life Of Pablo.
During the chat, CyHi addresses ghostwriting. While he believes that up-and- coming rappers should do as much as possible on their own, he thinks the equation changes when you get big.
“What you have to understand about artists like Drake and Kanye is that they’ve already bodied Hip Hop,” CyHi explains. “They’ve already reached every plateau. Every BET Award, MTV Award, Grammy you can get for Hip Hop they’ve gotten it. Now, what I’ve learned is when you get to the Grammys and you’re going up against real artists like country singers. BET Awards it’s just R&B and rap. At the Grammys it’s jazz, gospel, country, pop, rap. It’s so many genres and they have 20 people working on their songs. So you’re in the studio trying to write this song by yourself but Whitney Houston in the studio or Adele in the studio with 20 people and she wins the Grammy or Sam Smith wins the Grammy because they have 30 people working on their project when you as a rapper feel like you can only work with yourself. So that’s what I think Meek didn’t understand in the cases of your Drake’s and your Kendrick’s. … Justin Bieber ain’t in the studio by himself, how can you compete?.”
He starts talking ghostwriting at the 6:30 mark.