Like most people, I’ve always dreamed of listening to a song where a voice actor deftly portrays a hogtied and gagged Kanye West locked in the trunk of a car. CyHi The Prynce’s incendiary new diss track Elephant in the Room does exactly that.
CyHi was one of the most promising members of Yeezy’s G.O.O.D Music Roster. CyHi absolutely murdered his guest verse on My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy stand-out track So Appalled, besting the likes of Pusha T, Jay-Z and even Kanye himself. Since signing with Kanye, CyHi has put out an impressive nine mixtapes, most recently the cerebral and politically conscious Black Hystori Project 2: NAACP. But still no G.O.O.D music studio album.
Hence the Elephant in the Room. CyHi is pissed as hell that he’s been forced to claw out an existence as a respected indie artist whilst signed to one of the major hip hop labels. Fair deuce. CyHi is done with Yeezy’s Keeping up with the Kardashians procrastinating. “While you’re in your little Lambo on Sunset, I’m riding with a gun next to me and it sounds like a little boy playing with a drum set / And, it holds a hundred rounds ’cause when you come around, n*ggas quick to gun you down.”
But some keen observers called shenanigans when they noticed the diss track cover art still bore the G.O.O.D. Music logo and was even shared by Pusha T on Twitter. Fast-forward to the present day, as CyHi has announced his debut album L.I.O.N , accompanied by a G.O.O.D. Music hashtag. Confirming suspicions that the diss track was really a publicity stunt, CyHi shared a series of tweets that compared the threats against Kanye to those made by Eminem against Dr. Dre on My Name Is and The Real Slim Shady.
A new film clip, thought to be the first single off the new album, shows CyHi sporting a pair of Yeezy Boosts. Now, maybe the shoes are just so comfortable that he cant stop wearing them despite warring with their creator. The better view is that him and Yeezy are all G.O.O.D.