CyHi The Prynce talks role in G.O.O.D. Music, debut album ‘The Hardway Musical’ + more

Just a day after securing an interview with Pusha T, Billboard catch up with his label mate CyHi The Prynce to get the scoop on G.O.O.D. Music‘s master plans.

Next month will mark two years since the Atlanta native signed to Kanye West‘s G.O.O.D. roster, and aside from a few guest verses here and there (notably on the MBDTF cut, “So Appalled”), and his relatively quiet Royal Flush, Royal Flush 2 and Jack Of All Trades mixtape releases, his contributions have been limited. CyHi assures us that’s been hard at work behind-the-scenes, though.

“A lot of people don’t know my role. A lot of people don’t know that Big Sean was signed five years before he actually broke,” he said. “But what we do is build on foundation organically because it doesn’t matter if [Kanye] is on our song or not, we can still promote our music. I can still put out a mixtape and everybody receives it. That’s the foundation I built so… And at the same time I do a lot of creative work that people don’t see. I play my position, then when it’s time for me to do what I do, then I do.”

He continued: “I’ve been working on the G.O.O.D. Music album. We’re working on ‘Ye’s new album. Working on mine, ‘The Hardway Musical.'”

Elaborating on his long-awaited debut album, which is scheduled for a release in early 2013, the rapper detailed his boss’ input and influence on the record.

“Kanye has a very intricate part of it. Yes. To observe him is to learn. You can kind of see how he does it and you’d better be taking notes. I gathered a lot of different ideas, different things, and different methods from him to incorporate in my project.”

CyHi added that fans can expect to see the music video for “Slick“, a track taken from his brand new mixtape, Ivy League Club, next week. That should help curb the wait, at least.