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CyHi The Prynce was close to the edge. Close to living in a car, close to finding a dead end
Photo by Virgil Solis
Words by Alexander “RTC” Fruchter
It’s Friday, November 19th. We’re at SoundScape Studios in Chicago, IL. The city is buzzing with activity, as Kanye West’s new album, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, is set to hit stores in just a matter of days and the newest addition to his G.O.O.D. Music family is in Chicago set to make his debut at our Digital Freshness party on Saturday night. But we’re not talking about the impending performance, or Kanye’s album for that matter. Nope, not right now. In fact, nobody is doing much talking at all. A soulful and breezy instrumental has been playing on loop for the last couple hours, a full helping of Harold’s has been consumed, and CyHi is busy writing.
He is in his own zone, constructing rhymes, forming them into couplets, and rapping them to himself as the instrumental continues to loop. From time to time he breaks his silence to double check a reference, show his partner, Mike, a new text message from “someone out in Calgary,” or say something crazy like, “this is one of the best verses I’ve ever written.” It was statements like the latter that continued to give me the chills. I’ve been in the studio with a lot of artists, but none really like CyHi Da Prynce, and no other Closed Session felt like this one. I knew we captured lightning in a bottle, and however this song shaped up, it was going to be something special.
CyHi Da Prynce shut down Digital Freshness at Beauty Bar on 11/20/10. The appearance marked CyHi’s first in Chicago, and the emcee took the stage to perform “So Appalled”, “Hero”, “Living Wonderful” as well as “Fast Lane”. DJs Metrognome, VIPJ, RTC, Hollywood Holt and Vic Lloyd also did their thing. Check out Peter Parker Lewis’ pics after the jump.