CyHi The Prynce Reveals That "Elephant In The Room" Was Inspired By Eminem & Dr. Dre

In an exclusive interview with HipHopDX, veteran songwriter and longtime G.O.O.D. Music affiliate CyHi The Prynce chopped it up with the rap platform to discuss a myriad of topics, ranging from his contributions to G.O.O.D. Music artists like Travis Scott to his thoughts on whether any of Kanye West’s last few albums can truly be considered great. During the interview, CyHi also shed light on one of his most eye-catching releases of 2015, his Kanye West-aimed diss track “Elephant In The Room.” 

Rapper Cyhi the Prynce and The Roots perform during the Budlight Event 2017 SXSW Conference and Festivals on March 18, 2017 in Austin, Texas.
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The song found CyHi aiming shots at Kanye, with lines like “Hey Ye, do you know what it feel like/To really be signed to you in real life?” and “And there ain’t gon’ be no new Yeezy album/Cause he in the the trunk with his mouth taped and his wrists wrapped.” However, “Elephant In The Room” preceded CyHi’s debut album No Dope On Sundays, sp many outlets were quick to write off the Kanye West diss track as nothing more than a publicity stunt to build hype for CyHi’s forthcoming album.