In The Cut is a new series we're starting on HNHH, and the premise is pretty straightforward: we choose one track that we are really feeling and talk to the artist and the producer of that specific cut to find out how it all came together, from both sides. 

The first edition features a CyHi The Prynce song, "Start A War," off his recent mixtape,Ivy League: Kick Back. The Arkatech Beatz-produced track was the perfect joint to kick off the series, with CyHi's lyrical ability and story-telling on full display, backed by a strong sampled-instrumental from Arkatech Beatz. 

CyHi helps put the song into context by explaining how life was growing up in Georgia, he details why he likes to tell stories when he raps, shares his favorites lines from the song and more. Arkatech Beatz reveal how they found the sample on "Start A War," and how the instrumental came together before finally sending it off to the rapper.

Check out the full piece below. If there are any songs you'd like to see featured on In The Cut, let us know in the comments.