CyHi the Prynce

G.O.O.D. Music’s CyHi the Prynce Empowers, Shares Heartbreak on Mixtape

On his newly released mixtape Royal Flush, G.O.O.D. Music signee CyHi the Prynce has a single mission: to lyrically showcase his move from the streets to the royal house.

“I’ve done some things in a negative light, but I want to show the transition from when you go from a street thug to an actual prince, a young man that has values but still keeping it 100 where that street dude will feel me,” he tells

Fans of the Decatur, Georgia native won’t feel slighted while listening to the tape—CyHi treats listeners to 17 tracks, one of which is particularly meaningful.

“I’ve been getting a lot of feedback from this record called ‘Hero,'” says CyHi of the Taku-produced song. “I like that song because I feel like when everybody is doing something powerful or making a movie or starting a revolution, they tend to, like Jay-Z say, ‘Cut the head off a king.’ At the same time, I’mma be a leader and there’s gonna be a time where I might be approached with some of those same problems, but I don’t want to speak them into existence, so metaphorically speaking I’m like a Martin Luther King or I am a Malcolm X or a Marcus Garvey or a Harriet Tubman, those people. I feel like I’m saving my generation, you feel me.”

While the rapper went for big name producers like J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League, he also opted to call on a beatsmith very close to home.

“‘Can’t Find Love’ was produced by my best friend, Actual,” CyHi reveals. “That’s a record about a bachelor, like myself. I haven’t had a girlfriend in about six or seven years. I was brought up in a different kind of household, I had my mother and my father. I had three sisters; I couldn’t disrespect a woman. But it gets lonely sometimes. So you want to tell people, ‘You might not have no girls and can’t find love, but I got a lotta girls and I still can’t find love.’ It’s a different way of looking at it.”

CyHi, a fan of “original sounds,” chose not to rely on heavy bass-driven beats while recording Royal Flush in order to have his message ring clearer than the sound of the 808. “My style is real hip-hop,” he states. “But I bring the Atlanta swag on top of that.”

–Georgette Cline