The certified platinum album Watch The Throne celebrated its six-year anniversary yesterday (August 8).
Jay-Z and Kanye West’s collaborative effort presented the two Hip Hop superstars as the elite monarchs Hip Hop culture.
In a new interview with AllHipHop.com, G.O.O.D. Music affiliate Cyhi The Prynce spoke about how his own mixtapes – like 2010’s Royal Flush and 2014’s Black Hystori Project – played a role in setting the tone for WTT and other musical work by Kanye.
“When you listen to Watch The Throne, I was the one on that prince/king vibe,” said Cyhi. “I was even in those sessions. I was supposed to be on the album. A lot people don’t know that.”
He continued, “So when you hear Black Hystori Project, you hear ‘New Slaves,’ you hear ‘Blood On The Leaves,’ you hear Yeezus. That’s what I always brought to my peers. They gave me different ways to make my music, and when I come in the room I also bring my vibe.”
The Atlanta spitter is preparing to drop his debut studio album No Dope On Sundays later this year.
No Dope On Sundays will include the single “Movin’ Around” featuring Schoolboy Q, and that track apparently got a co-sign from Hov.
“I also played my album for Jay-Z, and Jay-Z is the one that told me to put out ‘Movin’ Around’ first,” revealed Cyhi.
The 5-time Grammy nominated songwriter (Yeezus, The Life Pablo) also discussed how No Dope On Sundays will complement the themes on Jay’s latest LP 4:44.
“I love 4:44. It was incredible, and my album is kind in that same direction. But like I said, I was the one who waved the flag first, in my opinion,” Cyhi stated.
Read part 1 Cyhi The Prynce’s interview with AllHipHop.com here.