News: Kanye West's Protégé Sets The Record Straight, "A Lot Of People Don't Know Big Sean Was Signed 5 Years Before He Actually Broke"

Friday, Jul 20, 2012 10:00AM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Grammy-winning rapper Kanye West's protégé CyHi The Prynce recently discussed his position on G.O.O.D. Music and how each artist has put in work before making it big.

CyHi said although you may not always see him on a mainstream level, he stays working and focused on building off of a foundation.

"A lot of people don't know my role. A lot of people don't know that Big Sean was signed five years before he actually broke. But what we do is build on foundation organically because it doesn't matter if [Kanye] is on our song or not, we can still promote our music. I can still put out a mixtape and everybody receives it. That's the foundation I built so... And at the same time I do a lot of creative work that people don't see. I play my position, then when it's time for me to do what I do, then I do." (The Juice)

He also revealed his contribution to the upcoming G.O.O.D. Music Cruel Summer compilation.

"It's like if you're all in the room and the beat's playing, you're gonna bounce ideas. As the wise man, Kanye, always says, "You have an idea and I have an idea, we have two ideas. But if we keep our ideas to ourselves then we only have one. It's just sharing ideas. [From] fashion, music to relationships, you know what I mean? We indulge in all that, so it's cool. ... I've been working on the G.O.O.D. Music album. We're working on 'Ye's new album. Working on mine, "The Hardway Musical," for the first quarter." (The Juice)

Back in February, CyHi emphasized the strength behind Team Yeezy.

"To me YMCMB is mid and Rocafella/GoodMusic is kush you sell more pounds of mid but which one would you rather smoke #imjustsayin," he tweeted Friday (February 24). (Cyhi The Prynce's Twitter)

In August 2010, the rapper officially joined forces with Ye's G.O.O.D. Music crew.

"I just affiliated with Kanye," the September 2010 Show and Prove rapper told "It's been a beautiful journey for me." Now with an even greater backing than what he had before, CyHi expects big things. "To me, [Kanye] is the most complete artist in hip-hop, and I feel like that's what I want to be. To have him as a mentor is just a blessing. I'm learning." (XXL Mag)

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