For Christian rapper CY, it launched a fresh phase of his music career – one marked by a new found creative freedom for his sound, lyrics, and stage show.
After launching the Circus World Event…The Ringleader album at the 2007 Texas Holy Hip Hop Achievement Awards (where MTV personality Sway was a presenter) to critical acclaim, CY began to pray about the direction of its much anticipated follow-up.
Whereas The Ringleader’s concept envisioned our world as a circus with one true ringleader (God) and an imposter (Satan) who plots and schemes for the same position, Circus World Event…High Wire Act plays off a tight rope metaphor that represents the narrow road believers in Christ must walk in order to receive eternal life. The project also carries other messages about the humility that must be maintained by those placed in lofty positions.
CY’s High Wire Act employs a gloomier carnival sound, picture painting lyrics, and explosive energy. It’s versatile and accessible to all listeners with tracks produced by himself, Phillip Moore, Tony Stone, Vohn Beats/Symbolyc One, Jimmy Natural and others. Guest artists include Young Joshua, Tony Stone, One Dose, Von Won, FireJaws, Gina V, Tannie, Gifted, Kent & Shellee Coley, MiKalibur, Titus, D.Steele, and more.
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Circus World Event…High Wire Act marks CY’s third solo album (fourth overall.) Previous records have spawned an award winning video for his “Confession Invasion” single, recognition for the best New Album and New Artist of the Year (2003 Texas Holy Hip Hop Awards), and several other nominations and industry honors.
In addition, CY has performed at major events such as SXSW, Rap Fest, the En Sound Music Awards, the All Eyes On Me Awards, and Atlanta’s Holy Hip Hop Awards (where he was also honored.)
Through those events and others, he has been honored to share the stage with music ministers such as Da’ T.R.U.T.H., Deitrick Haddon, Knowdaverbs, 4th Avenue Jones, Corey Red & Precise, Mark J, Lil Raskull, Pettidee, Todd Bangz, Everyday Process, and Lecrae.
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