YC the Cynic - The Heaviest Cross

Posted 3 years ago
Producer:
Frank Drake
Album:

Being (or thinking you are) God ain’t all it’s cracked up to be. Sure, you have awesome powers, but you’ve also got the Heaviest Cross to bear. Having tackled the positive side of deityhood on his lead mixtape single, South Bronx spitter YC the Cynic dedicates the latest release off the project to the job’s more disheartening side. Over Frank Duke‘s lumbering, brass-laced rhythm section, the rapper bemoans the lack of appreciation he receives for his magnanimity: “I’m only expanding the human brain / I only brought love to the human race. / I only brought joy to the underpaid / Your website rating was under eight?!” Frequent collaborator Oliver Eid returns to direct the joint’s official visuals. If you agree that YC isn’t getting the praise and worship he deserves, show him a little love in the comments section—and, of course, pick up a copy of his recently-released GNK LP.

KEMBA (YC the Cynic) Editors PicksIndieLyricalMusic Videos

Written by
Posted 3 years ago
Get The PLUG app by DJBooth and get the best hip-hop writing and news delivered daily.

More from KEMBA (YC the Cynic)

YC The Cynic - GNK Cover
Album: GNK
Bronx rhymesayer YC The Cynic has unleashed his second digital full-length, GNK.The follow-up to 2012 freshman set Fall FWD, the 12-track project comes heralded by Booth-approved video singles "God Complex" and "Murphy's... More
Posted on Aug 26, 2013

Featured Video

Hip Hop News

Vince Staples Took Smaller Def Jam Budget in Exchange For Creative Control

Signing to a major label can work in 2016 if you sign a smart deal. Read More
Posted 8 minutes ago by DJ Z

Tubes & Torrents - Why Music Piracy Isn’t Going Away

Piracy is a problem, but it’s a symptom of a much bigger illness in the industry. Read More
Posted 18 minutes ago by Brent Bradley

Danny Brown “Atrocity Exhibition” 1 Listen Album Review

Danny Brown's "Atrocity Exhibition" brings one of the most unique voices and perspectives back to rap. Read More
Posted 16 hours ago by Yoh

New Spotify Numbers Show Toronto Artists Are Running Music

Drake, Bieber and The Weeknd are putting the city on their back. Read More
Posted 17 hours ago by Tara Mahadevan

Spread Love: How Hip-Hop is Teaching Us to Love Ourselves

A new generation of artists are attempting to teach self-love. Read More
Posted about 20 hours ago by Brent Bradley

Mighty Unhealthy: Why Hip-Hop’s Wellness is an Alarming Issue

It’s time we take a serious look at the health habits of our culture. Read More
Posted 20 hours ago by Brent Bradley
Sample Text - Sample Link
0:00
3:00
Shrink
Hide

TRENDING NOW



Flame

TOP 20 MUSIC CHARTS


Discover the best new songs, videos, and albums added to the Booth.