Kanye West protege CyHi the Prince plays Asheville Music Hall, June 19

From a press release:

Kanye West protege CyHi the Prince plays Asheville Music Hall, June 19

Kanye West’s newest protege, grammy-nominated songwriter and rapper CyHi the Prince, signed to West’s G.O.O.D. Music label, brings his Hystori tour to Asheville Music Hall!

Asheville Music Hall
31 Patton Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801
9pm // 21+ // $10adv. / $15d.o.s.
ADVANCE TIX:  http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/676652

CyHi The Prynce, is doing just fine.  Signed to Kanye West’s G.O.O.D. Music label in 2010, it’s all coming together with the recent release of Black Hystori Project, his newest mixtape executive produced by none other than Kanye himself, which has already been downloaded more than 100K times.  Since mid 2012, CyHi has been working closely with Kanye West on several projects like last years chart-topping, platinum-selling YEEZUS. Having writing credits on nine out of ten songs on the album, CyHi is now one of hip-hop’s most sought after songwriters. His efforts on YEEZUS even earned him his first Grammy Award Nomination for Best Rap Song for “New Slaves.”  CyHi The Prynce makes his Asheville debut on Thursday June 19th at Asheville Music Hall with local emcees Hunter, Doug Dew & Rose Royce Rique opening the show.

Growing up in Stone Mountain, Georgia, an Atlanta suburb, his parents, who raised him in a Baptist church, were very strict in nature, forbidding Prynce to listen to rap music before the age of twelve.  Cyhi The Prynce began his industry ascendance as a member of Hoodlum, a short-lived Def Jam group. Since establishing himself as a successful solo artist, he has grown to become a favorite among music critics worldwide, known especially for his entertaining, yet truthful musical rap lyrics. In January 2008 he signed with Akon’s Konvict Records and in February 2009 he signed a sub-label deal with Def Jam Records. In August 2010, Kanye West signed Prynce to his G.O.O.D Music label after hearing him earlier that year on Yelawolf’s “I Wish (Remix).”  Prior to his signing, CyHi was climbing his way to the top with accolades coming from Hip Hop Weekly’s “2010 Next To Blow,” Ozone Magazine’s “Patiently Waiting,” and XXL Magazine’s “Show & Prove.”

About Alli Marshall
Alli Marshall is the arts section editor at Mountain Xpress. She's lived in Asheville for more than 20 years and loves live music, visual art, fiction and friendly dogs. Alli is the winner of the 2016 Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize and the author of the novel "How to Talk to Rockstars," published by Logosophia Books. Follow me @alli_marshall

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