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Cyhi Da Prynce

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Stone Mountain, Georgia (2006 – present)

Cydel Young (born September 15, 1984), better known by his stage name CyHi Da Prynce, is an American hip hop recording artist from Stone Mountain, Georgia. He is signed to Akon’s Konvict Muzik label, also Bu Thiam’s BuVision label, Kanye West’s GOOD Music label and Def Jam Recordings. Cyhi has made appearances on Kanye West’s My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy and has released five mixtapes, with the latest being Ivy League Club.

Konvict Muzik’s debut artist, charismatic Southern rapper Cyhi da Prynce, began his industry ascendance as a member of Stone Mountain, Georgia’s infamous rap group, Hoodlum, a short-lived Def Jam Records group. After establishing himself as a successful solo artist, he has grown to become a critical favorite, known especially for his entertaining, yet truthful musical rap lyrics. Born Cydel Young, on September 15, 1984, in Atlanta, GA, Prynce grew up in the Decatur county neighborhood of Atlanta’s suburban Stone Mountain region. There he developed relationships with L.A. Reid, Clive Davis, Mark Pitts, Ludacris, Lil John, Jazzy Fe, Scarface and Keith Sweat, but he eventually joined Hoodlum. Big 4oes Chevy (2006), a Hoodlum Anthem, marked Cyhi Da Prynce’s lyrical debut.

Growing up, Prynce was a vibrant youth as he played several sports including football, basketball, and track and field in addition to singing in school choirs, and participating in school plays and dances. His parents, who raised Prynce in a Baptist church, were very strict in nature, as Prynce was not even allowed to listen to rap music until he was 12 years of age.

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