CyHi Da Prynce may carry himself like royalty, but the upstart MC's life hasn't been easy by any stretch.
Last year, he inked with Kanye West's G.O.O.D. Music label, but the Georgia product also suffered through personal tragedy with the passing of multiple family members and friends. So it's only fitting that the title of his debut album reflects those experiences.
"The album is called The Hard Way Musical," Cy told MTV News on Thursday (March 24). "We don't do things the Broadway — we do it the hard way. That's the slogan I'm using this year. My album is a lot of storytelling. It's heartfelt, but at the same time it's hip-hop to the T."
West and No ID will lend their production talents to Cy's debut effort, but the "So Appalled" rapper will also look to his Royal Flush producers for "Atlanta flavor."
Before The Hard Way Musical arrives, however, CyHi will drop Royal Flush 2 at the top of the summer with his Allies mixtape project following during the back-to-school rush. So far, he's making inroads on both projects, but he's also beginning to work on his proper debut, which he said he has "three to four records that are guaranteed to be on there."
"Royal Flush is more so the different parts of me, but my album is gonna be more the story of me," he said.
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