Monday, October 18

Cyhi Da Prynce - Royal Flush

 On Royal Flush, Stone Mountain native Cyhi Da Prynce emphatically demonstrates why he's earned co-signs from Akon and Kanye West. Using incredible wordplay, a impeccable knowledge of pop culture, a seemingly limitless vocabulary, and a dead on flow, Cyhi indeed deals us a royal flush. Eschewing guest rapperrs on all but the seminal "Appalled", Da Prynce does more than carry every song by himself, he makes every track his personal plaything. Like a cat he plays with his food before he kills it, on one memorable rhyme scheme, he even weaves Patrick Creighton and Iraqui basement together. From the first song that samples Martin Luther King Jr to a later track where he pays homage to Andre 3000's verse from "Elevators", Cyhi is dead on on every single verse and every single track. On top of two strong mixtapes, CDP further cemented his presence in hip-hop's upper echelon with an memorable performance in the Cypher from this years Bet Hip-Hop awards. Proving that Kanye West is a rare triple threa t(artist, producer, and executive), the young Prynce just put his feet up on hip-hop's couch and got mud all over it. My recommendation is to download this, and anything you see his name on.

Check Cyhi on myspace, follow him @cyhidaprynce.

Cyhi - Prince of Jacks mixtape and B.E.T. Cypher video after the jump