‘Yeezus’ Defined: CyHi The Prynce Reveals Meaning Behind Kanye’s Album Name

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By: Adelle Platon / June 25, 2013

While the title of Kanye West’s recent album Yeezus may cal religious imagery to mind, G.O.O.D. Music signee CyHi The Prynce brings the meaning to light.

The Georgia-bred rapper said that ‘Ye was going to stick to his no-media policy and would just deliver the message himself. “A lot of people don’t know Yeezus if you break it down is: ‘Ye-Is-us,” CyHi told MTV News.

“I’ll break it down to you because I don’t care. ‘Ye will let you sit there and beat yourself up about it,” he added. “He ain’t gonna do no interviews. He gonna be like, ‘Yeah it’s Yeezus and that’s what it’s called and y’all gotta deal with it.'”

CyHi was present during much of the recording process for Yeezus, and is credited on nine out of the ten songs present on the album. But he assures he’s no ghostwriter.

“I’m just in there with him, keeping him up, keeping the environment in the room. That’s like one of my jobs I feel like, because they ask me to do it,” CyHi said. “We wrote a booklet of different things that could be put in here. The bible just wasn’t wrote by Jesus. Inspirations came from everywhere that put this whole thing together.” —Kandice Lawson