It’s been a year since we’ve heard new music from CyHi The Prynce. While 2013 brought us the DJ Holiday hosted Ivy League: Kick Back, there was another mixtape in the vault that never saw the light of day. To give fans what they want, CyHi delivers “Napoleon,” a track-turned-video from the unreleased project, produced by M16. The video, directed by Shawny Ocho & Famo Since 1991, is more of a short film than merely a music video. Shot in a (as CyHi puts it) “dope and scenic” forest in Alpharetta, Georgia, the video shows CyHi in a number of costume changes that all share a similar sentiment: he’s ready for combat.

“I really wanted a scenic, somewhat dark look to tie into the Napoleon Bonaparte concept,” CyHi explains exclusively to HipHopDX of the video’s concept. “Having the black horse was the key. Really it’s a dope visual aesthetic to compliment the lyricism in this song.” The rapper approached the video team with the idea and together they brought it to life. His wardrobe varies from a camouflage ski mask to a karakul hat, which CyHi likens to Eddie Murphy’s princely garb in the classic film Coming To America.

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While “Napoleon” is more of an effort to sate fans, there is much more in store for The Fresh Prynce. “I want to release a few mixtapes and then focus on my first album,” he says. As he readies his first full-length project, CyHi names Kanye West as the Executive Producer. “We’re been working on all this new music,” he says, as he’s working very closely with West. “I’ve been writing a lot.” Kanye spoke about CyHi in an interview with Atlanta’s V-103 Greg Street, where he details taking CyHi under his wing (check out the video here).

The G.O.O.D. Music/Def Jam signee has made cameos on Kanye West’s projects, including three tracks from his #GOODFridays series (“Take One For The Team,” “Looking For Trouble,” and “Christmas In Harlem”) along with a spot on “So Appalled” off West’s 2010 My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy.

Be on the lookout for new music from CyHi The Prynce, coming very soon.