CyHi The Prynce Recalls Witnessing Kanye West Record "All Of The Lights"

The G.O.O.D. Music rapper says that it was like watching an orchestra work on a song.

During the creation of Kanye West’s “All of the Lights,” CyHi the Prynce was given the opportunity to kick it in the studio and witness how the majestic tune came together. Speaking with 3 Little Digs, the G.O.O.D. Music rapper recalled how it was like watching an orchestra put a piece together, and that it’s much more layered than listeners suspect.

“’Ye had everything in there, shakers, trumpets, saxophones, fuckin’ vocals alto, soprano and tenor… ‘All of the Lights,’ people don’t know, it’s Elton John, Alicia Keys, Rihanna, Drake… All of them are on there,” he said. “He didn’t ask them to sing their own verse or their own part. He asked them could you sing a melody for a background. Like they signing ‘We Are the World.’”

CyHi bigged up Yeezy for his ability to orchestrate the track and “make it sound right,” especially with the amount of instruments and vocals that made the final cut of the song.

“I’m like, this is history. Swizz Beatz, he’s a super producer, he’s like cut, bounce, boom… You’re seeing real musical people coming together like a real orchestra. People who play the violins to the people who play the drums to the people who play the baritones and the brass. Music is music, so you gotta understand, There are motherfuckers who know how to orchestrate all that shit to make it sound right, and then there are motherfuckers who just play it right. But they can’t make it sound right.”

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29 Comments

  • thought dog

    One thing I've learned in life is...Never trust a man that wears belts on his jacket.

  • Baby>>>>Drake/Wayne/Nicki

    Nice. But most importantly, Cyhi, I'm waiting on the album man!!!!! "Heroes" is my joint my dude!!!! And yes, if God did have an iPod, Cyhi would be on his playlist!!!!

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  • Anonymous

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  • GoReadABook

    I'm gay and love dick up my ass, it's astronomically exuberant!

  • Anonymous

    LMMFAO GAY GAY GAY BLAH BLAH BLAH. U WANNA DISCREDIT THAT MAN 4 SHARING HIS EXPERIENCE BUT U WANNA TYPE DISSERTATIONS SO EVERYONE BELIEVES U? FOH LOL @ DA CLOWN DOWN THERE TALKING 'BOUT A CROWN IS A TIARA, BUT U NAMED YO' CREW AFTA A DOLL? OL' CABBAGE PATCH GANGSTAS! HAHAHAHAHAHAHA

  • Anonymous

    all of the lights is not a hip hop record. it is however a very gay record, that appeals to very gay men. this guy is acting like he witnessed da vinci paint the mona lisa, nah, you saw a gay man put together a gay record, you faggot. cyhi da prince and good music is a roster of artsy gays that give hip hop a bad name. this guy will never drop an album so he cans top sucking dick in hopes of that.

    • Woah

      @goreadabook my God, you are gay as fuck, you sit there and act out your weird fantasies by projecting them on a rapper you hate and someone you're talking shit to on the internet. Once again, you get fucking mad about nothing, and once again it gets you nowhere, nobody gives a fuck, you're trying to point out that I'm a dickrider, but I didn't say anything that would make me look like one. I'll just say that you probably like Waka Flocka Flame and Soulja Boy, that's enough for me to go poke a hole in your wall, find a butcher knife and place it in that hole, and the run straight into it, preferably head first.

    • TheGoon

      That sounds like alot of hating to me just because somebody is getting their shine on and you're sitting at home reading about it

    • Kimberly

      Shout out to the tag team of the ignorant closet homosexual and the internet professor over-compensating his vocabulary to try and sound educated to his internet peers on hip hop dx.com *face palm*

    • Greg Randolf

      @goreadabook this is not a nato meeting or the oval office, stop embarrassing yourself. stop talking like you've done something with your life. to be brutally honest with you honest it just sounds like the shit you said with that much detail must apply your own life and you're just projecting your own frustration onto other people. that level of reaction is not normal for people that lead fulfilling live. no way should one person's comment validly asking "what is wrong with you" to a guy who was judging music quality based on how "gay" he thought it ever prompt someone to over-react and over-compensate as much you just did. its almost like you had all that self-hatred built up inside you and were just waiting for any excuse to let it out. i hope it felt good, because the amount of energy you put into such a non-issue is cringe-worthy and hard to watch. And usually that level of rage and frustration is reflection of deep self dissatisfaction. don't blames your own shortcomings and failures on other people. dont get on a hip hop blog and try to try to throw your weight around and misuses "big" words (that was embarrassing as welll) as if this is going on your non existent resume. aligning yourself with a blatant homophobe and hater just as an excuse to vent your personal demons and insecurities not becoming and you can do much better for yourself.. take ownership of your life. stop blaming other for not amounting to anything. not a joke but counseling helps (its just expensive). the time is now. good luck bro.

    • Anonymous

      @go read a book youre trying to sound intellectual and half of the words you use are forced and unnecessary and dont even make sense in the way you use them. stop trying to condescend to people for appreciating the artistry in a great song and a great musician. stop trying to undermine the intellect of a genre based on your own prejudice and bias. that song WAS voted song of the year from multiple sources... your anger and false sense of music intellectualism is amusing. and the fact that you are seriously defending a comment for bashing a song based solely on his own homosexual insecurities is just reflects degree to which you spite certain music based on arbitrary and bias reasoning. get over yourself.

    • Brandon Hamm

      @GoReadABook I wasn't questioning his musical opinion (if it's not what you're into, that's fine; to be honest, All of the Lights was my least favorite song from MBDTF). What Anonymous was being ignorant about was acting as if liking Kanye West's music equated to somebody being a flaming homosexual. Hopefully, you can agree that that's taking it even just a LITTLE too far? It's like saying that listening to Lil Wayne means that you're full-blown mentally retarded. Stupid generalizations people make for no fucking reason.

    • GoReadABook

      Taking things too seriously? Nope, I'm defending the validity of my point. Because I'm not a little bitch. You probably have a 'CyHi was here!' tat with an arrow pointing to your asshole. You're the type to turn yourself in for pirating 808's and Heartbreak. If Kanye or CyHi went to prison, you would rob a bank, get caught intentionally and go to prison, then offer to be their bitch while you're in. You give new meaning to the term 'pussy'

    • Woah

      this dude really feels like he's important. I'll give you another tip, mix a bunch of detergents together and drink them. You'll be doing everbody a favor. Guarantee you that even your own family members would be thanking me for the advice that I've given to you. The problem with you is that you're going to take everything too seriously, so really do yourself a favor and either go to an "educated rap hating" website (which doesn't exist) or shut the fuck up and deal with the fact that your a punk ass bitch that is just trying to be hard as shit from behind a computer screen.

    • GoReadABook

      you clearly read what I wrote. Man up bitch. Its people like you that drift through life being nobody and accomplishing nothing, breathing air that could otherwise contribute to the sustainment of a person who didn't waste their fucking life. You would attack what I said knowing I'm right, just to defend your own complacency and inability to do anything worth doing. You don't wanna start this with me, I'll have you jumping off the roof of your busted ass apartment building by the time I have to go take a piss little boy. Get off the internet and go act like somebody cares you exist.

    • Haha

      someone is incredibly mad, for real get the dick out of your ass, it's fucking up your mind and making you angry about nothing. Get over yourself you elitist fuck, nobody gives a shit about what type of "awesome" music you like or is going to read what you wrote. If you're this mad about a song, you should probably do yourself a favor by slicing your wrists and end your life.

    • GoReadABook

      @ Brandon Hamm haha what's wrong with you??? Cyhi acting like Kanye just composed Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture. There's something wrong with Anonymous for not promulgating the continuance of intellectual de-evolution? You would rather he just jumped on the bandwagon so we can continue lowering our requisite standard of greatness without opposition until we are all as fucking dumb as you are??? Get outta here you fuck. @ dockevoc that statement is further proof of what Anonymous is saying. Song of the year? What the fuck is next??? Like seriously how fucked, how incontravertibly doomed can a generation be? All of the Lights was song of the year in 2010 and in 2011 Skrillex was nominated for 5 Grammys. We all might as well buy a Jersey Shore dvd box set, take a disc out, and slit our own throats with it. Both of your mindsets are our generations' Black Plague, a seemingly undefeatable epidemic.

    • dockevoc

      Yeah, it was only song of the year in 2010...

    • Brandon Hamm

      What is wrong with you? Honest question, too.

  • Anonymous

    first off fuck alf gang second CY-HI DA PRYNCE IS A FUCKIN DOG!!

    • Alf Capone

      y all da Alf Gang hate lil nigga? we run a train on ur bitch or some? dont fuck around lil nigga, remember we gets thuggy. real talk

  • Alf Capone

    y dis gay nigga wearing a fuckin tiara in that pic? y this kinda gay shit keep gettin a pass in hip hop? Alf Gang or let gay shit like this slide

    • Alf Capone

      good lookin out my nigga

    • GoReadABook

      I fucks with Alf Gang bitches....cuz his philosophies are consistent with not being a little bitch. Y'all the types of dudes who would take a bad bitch to a CyHi concert then pass on fucking her after because he invited you to carry his bags back onto the tour bus. Bitchmade, y'all got bieberswag

    • Alf Capone

      @the nigga that wants to fuck Alf Gang maybe in ur hood they let niggas walk up n down the streets wearin a "crown" but that nigga would get the shit beat outta him where im at. gay ass nigga. only nigga that can get away with wearing a crown is Slick Rick and thats only cuz da nigga a legend Alf Gang or encourage niggas wearing tiaras

    • FUCK ALF GANG, NIGGA!

      it's clearly a CROWN!stop bein a hater

    • Anonymous

      Alf Gang???LMAO What the fuck iz that????!!! X-D

    • Anonymous

      GO BACK TO sohh

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