By Hillary Crosley, with reporting by Jayson Rodriguez
One lesson rap’s taught us here at RapFix? Haters are everywhere, word to B.o.B.
G.O.O.D. Music MC CyHi the Prynce spoke to MTV News for Mixtape Daily and admitted that, after taking the path less traveled to stardom, he’s garnered a few crazy looks. Accordingly, his song “Sideways” from his recent mixtape Royal Flush is not only one of our favorite cuts from the collection, but also demonstrates his reaction to those who don’t wish him well.
“When I was making this song, I was just thinking, ‘OK, with me being signed, some people look at me crazy, like they wish they were in [my] position,’ ” Cy explained. ” ‘Cause I didn’t do it the traditional way. The traditional way is just get all your dope boys and dope girls, bring them to the club, throw a lot of money, get your buzz on the street.”
Remind you of anything? We immediately thought of Young Jeezy because the road to stardom CyHi describes is a throwback to one of our first introductions to the Georgia MC through his video, “Over Here/Air Forces” featuring Bun B. Well, outside of his initial visit to our RapFix offices as a wary new artist in 2005. “Over Here/Air Forces” was filmed during the hey day of the South’s famed drug crew, B.M.F, and Jeezy and his entourage arrived at a Miami club in droves, throwing money and convincing us that he was the new rapper to be heard. And he wasn’t wrong. *cues up “Jizzle”*
On the other hand, CyHi says he “just did it with pure talent. So a lot of people look at me like, ‘How did he get with Kanye and Jay, and I’m bigger than him?’ ”
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