CYNE — Firefights
“Every night I light approximately four candles, turn on “Illmatic” backwards, and make a sacrifice (ranging from a pair of Adidas without the laces to a New Era hat) to the hip-hop gods hoping that all my devotion will bring about the two things I want most in hip-hop: Jay Electronica’s album and something new from CYNE…….The level of depth, passion, originality, and soul in their music is astounding……Come March, we are all in for a treat.”
CYNE are more than one emcee, more than two producers, more than their decade-spanning discography, and, with the announcement of their new album, All My Angles Are Right, more than just hip-hop. Cise Star is a conscience for your headphones. Speck and Enoch dig deep so you don’t have to. CYNE rise above their sphere, merging the personal and the political with genre-busting production and silver-tongued rhymes that capture cross-millennia truths. Their beats have been used by Joey Bada$$, they’ve been remixed by Four Tet, they’ve collaborated with To Rococo Rot, Daedelus, and Nujabes, and, since 2008, they’ve been on Hometapes alongside Bear In Heaven, Megafaun, Matthew E. White, and Medicine-founder Brad Laner. CYNE lights up their full spectrum with All My Angles Are Right, their fifth album.