Leading up to G.O.O.D. Music's "Cruel Summer", CyHi shows he deserves to be on the honor roll with "Ivy League Club". The Prynce is adept at holding down a track with his linguistic skill, or sharing big tunes with notable features.
Yeezy always has an ace up his sleeve, however, when it comes to his signee CyHi he’s got two royal flushes and a jack of all trades. Yes, the Prynce comes with a loaded deck. Ever since leaping into the limelight he’s been relentless with his craft. On the road to a Cruel Summer he’s released Ivy League Club.
This twenty-one track outing sees the Georgian getting guttural on a variety of sounds and samples. Beginning with the title track, CyHi explains that his fanbase are a prestigious bunch. Those that support Da Prynce are considered honored entrants at Prynceton University. With introductions out of the way he proceeds to initiate on “Honor Roll” where CyHi indoctrinates with his hardway musical flow, and thereafter the professor gets patriotic on “A-Town”. Armed with the Braves tomahawk chant, and assisted by fellow locals B.o.B. and Travis Porter, the song stands as a memorable ATL anthem. Following this he gets into linguistics. “Slick” is an excellent example of CyHi’s artistry, and within the track the feature word is employed in countless creative ways.
CyHi continues to make the grade with “Food Savers & Scissors", and its ScHoolBoy Q verse earns the cut extra marks. In fact, it’s important to mention all the alumni who deserve praise at this point. Pill and Trouble are enlisted to aid in a discussion about guns in “Tool” making the listener aware of their expertise in the field, and with smooth operator sounds, they impress with their delivery. The topic then changes to “Drank & Smoke”, something every student enjoys, but few relish as much as Southerners Big K.R.I.T. and Yelawolf.
The Prynce returns to the forefront on “Bachelor” where his Jack of Hearts flow returns as well. Built for men who can relate, and women who are willing, this style continues into “Tomorrow” which School sweethearts will like the most, while the promiscuous will prefer “Grits”. Relationships aside, everyone can appreciate the banging single, “100 Bottles”.
CyHi can be commended at this point for riding out with friendly subject matter. The two beats from Illusive Orchestra are incredible, and on “Entourage” Da Prynce venerates the G.O.O.D. Music family. With their group effort soon at hand it’s great to hear, “there’s my brother Kanye, and my cousin Big Sean. There’s my nigga Pusha T, Kid Cudi and D’banj. Chilling with my homie Common, can’t forget my nigga John… the entourage.” The track is a great lead in to what waits ahead. CyHi is certified G.O.O.D. Music material, and in time the world will see it, but until then, the educated will enjoy the Ivy League.