CyHi – “Black Superhero” (Video)
Regarded as one of the most gifted lyricists in hip-hop, Atlanta musician / artist CyHi has spent more than a decade working behind-the-scenes of some of music’s most prolific albums and tracks. His independently released Royal Flush mixtape in 2010 caught the ear of Kanye, who was so impressed that he invited CyHi to contribute to what would be his platinum-selling album, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, appearing on “So Appalled” alongside Jay-Z, Swizz Beatz, Pusha T and RZA.
After signing with Kanye’s GOOD Music in 2010, CyHi released nine mixtapes, including the critically acclaimed Black Hystori Project and Black Hystori Project 2: NAACP, with collaborations spanning from Childish Gambino, Bobby Valentino, B.o.B., Travis Porter, 2 Chainz and Yelawolf. CyHi also had a substantial part in the creation of Kanye’s Yeezus, with writing credits on all but one of the album’s songs, and appeared on the 2012 GOOD Music compilation album Cruel Summer, featuring on “This Morning” with Raekwon, Common, Pusha T, 2 Chainz, Kid Cudi and D’banj, and “Sin City” alongside John Legend, Teyana Taylor, Malik Yusef and Travis Scott.
To date, CyHi has been nominated for a Grammy for five of the past six years, including Kanye West’s “New Slaves” and “Ultralight Beam,” as well as Travis Scott and Drake’s multi-platinum hit, “Sicko Mode.” CyHi has garnered acclaim from the likes of Pitchfork, Complex and XXL, who featured him on their coveted Freshman cover in 2011.