FROM CYHI THE PRYNCE'S PERSPECTIVE:
I used to be the type to write lyrics before I had the beat ‘cause I never had any beats. But now that I’m blessed to have some beats, I write them to the music.
On the beat & song concept of "Start A War":
The beat brought it [the concept] out in me. Once I heard the track, you know. I’ve been through that situation a few times, so it kinda just whatever the emotion of the track is where I go. I like the emotion of the track to fit the actual song.
It’s actually easier for me to do [personal tracks] than weed, and money and everything else [Laughs]. Actually all that is harder for me to write.
I mean because I’m more of a distinctive person. I’ve been through some real problems and real situations that I wouldn’t wish on my enemies. So I like to enlighten them because, you know, when I was doing what I was doing, you be cool with the money and you got the fly cars and stuff, but there’s some causalities to that, and I like to sometimes give ‘em both sides, the pros and the cons of it.
It’s a real experience for me, but it’s like I’ve been through it so many times, so I kinda added all my situations in one. I done had over ten friends who’ve been shot. So it’s like that situation going over and over again in your head. So I just put it together in one story that happened to me when I was younger.