Today, Grammy-nominated musician/artist CyHi (
“I’ve been kept silent for awhile, just biding my time, but now I’m ready to start sharing myself in a way I haven’t done before,” said CyHi. “BARCODE has allowed me to showcase my screenwriting skills and acting ability in the most creative and impactful way possible.”
BARCODE is set to premiere this Wednesday, 11/4, with new episodes dropping every Wednesday of November. The series will feature live performances, comical skits and interactive tools, including Q&As with CyHi, exclusive merch, live chat functions and more. Barcode also has a segment in which viewers will have the opportunity to donate, with a portion of the proceeds going towards the release of CyHi’s forthcoming album, as well as funding prison reform initiatives and assisting with medical attention for a multitude of prison facilities.
The upcoming album marks CyHi’s first release since 2017, when he dropped his debut studio album, No Dope On Sundays. The album which peaked at No. 65 on the Billboard 200 and No. 30 on the Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums, featured guest appearances from the likes of Kanye West, Pusha T, Schoolboy Q, Travis Scott, 2 Chainz, Jagged Edge, BJ the Chicago Kid, Estelle and Ernestine Johnson.
Regarded as one of the most gifted lyricists in hip-hop, Atlanta musician / artist CyHi has spent more than a decade working behind-the-scenes of some of music’s most prolific albums and tracks. His independently released Royal Flush mixtape in 2010 caught the ear of Kanye, who was so impressed that he invited CyHi to contribute to what would be his platinum-selling album, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, appearing on “So Appalled” alongside Jay-Z, Swizz Beatz, Pusha T and RZA.
After signing with Kanye’s GOOD Music in 2010, CyHi released nine mixtapes, including the critically acclaimed Black Hystori
To date, CyHi has been nominated for a Grammy for five of the past six years, including for Kanye West’s “New Slaves” and “Ultralight Beam,” as well as for Travis Scott and Drake’s multi-platinum hit, “Sicko Mode.” CyHi has garnered acclaim from the likes of Pitchfork, Complex and XXL, who featured him on their coveted Freshman cover in 2011.
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