CY | Circus World Event... The Ring Leader

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Circus World Event... The Ring Leader

by CY

Circus Flavored music and sick flow intertwined with Hip Hop at it's finest!
Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap: Hip Hop
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1. Welcome To The Show Cy
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2. Circus Tour (featuring J Johnson & R-Swift) Cy
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3. Stand Up Cy
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4. The Ringleader Cy
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5. Back Home (featuring Enock) Cy
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6. Been There Done That Cy
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7. Trapeze (Interlude) Cy
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8. The Flip Side Trapeze (Last First Event) Cy
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9. Eternal Ferris Wheel (featuring Mark J & Sean Slaughter) Cy
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10. Whatcha Step (featuring Pettidee & Gina Gross) Cy
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11. The Parable (The Story of Dre Randolph) Cy
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12. Take A Look Cy
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13. Heat Cy
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14. Struggle (featuring Gina Gross) Cy
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15. ShowTime (featuring Tre-9, ColCutz, SOM, ICECE & Mark J) Cy
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16. Outro Cy
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Album Notes
Don't let this Southerner's soft speaking voice fool you. When Tim Gross takes the stage and becomes "CY", he transforms into a metaphorically complex East Coast-tinged MC. His paradoxically raw/smooth delivery communicates a message of hope. And the head nodding beats you hear underneath his urban poetry are most likely his creation too.

One would expect the son of two New Orleans pastors to be a model citizen. But that wasn't the case with CY. Instead, his rebellious behavior gave his parents heartache and resulted in Tim having to attend nearly a dozen different schools until the family could find one that would accept him.

However, a spiritual experience at a church youth conference at the age of 17 revolutionized all of that. For the first time, CY felt he had encountered the One True God, accepted the saving grace of His son Jesus, and been given the gift of the Holy Spirit. As his life began to change, he started to express his new birth through hip hop music.

A divinely appointed meeting with gospel rap producer Stikk motivated CY to move to Houston to further pursue his opportunities in music ministry. CY contributed guest lyrics to Stikk's Street Sermons album and began to form relationships throughout Texas' holy hip hop community. In 2002 he signed with Much Luvv Records.

Through Much Luvv, CY released The Complex, filmed an award winning video for his "Confession Invasion" single, and provided production and guest verses on several of the label's compilation and artist roster's albums. He has been honored to share the stage with Da' T.R.U.T.H., Deitrick Haddon, Knowdaverbs 4th Avenue Jones, Corey Red & Precise, Mark J, Lil Raskull, Pettidee, Todd Bangz, Everyday Process, Lecrae and many others.

His current project is Circus World Event…The Ringleader. The concept album employs carnival-type sounds and metaphors that envision our world as a circus with one true ringleader (God) and an imposter (Satan) who plots and schemes for the same position. With the project, CY has developed an eye-popping stage show that adds creative visual illustrations to the story subjects described in Circus World Event's song list.

The album includes guest appearances by R-Swift (Cross Movement Records), J-Silas (RockSoul Entertainment), Pettidee (Soldier Sound Productions), Sean Slaughter, Mark J, Enock, and the Much Luvv Family. Circus World Event features production by Tony Stone, CY, 4 Sight Sounds, Big Toe, English, Phillip Moore and mixing, mastering, and engineering by Phillip Moore - displaying some of the highest quality audio Holy Hip Hop has ever heard!
First impressions of Timothy Gross may lead one to believe he's a quiet soul. But give him time and the multi-talented CY will emerge, impress, and encourage.

• Versatile (Independently released single)
• The Complex (Much Luvv Records)
• The Next…Now (Much Luvv Records)
• Circus World Event…The Ringleader (Complex Melodies Productions)
Guest appearances and production:
• Street Sermons / Stikk (New Soul Music Group)
• The Journey / S.O.M. (Independently released)
• Slow Lane Chronicles compilation (Much Luvv Records)
• Independents compilation (Fly Away Records)
• AWthentic / Enock (Much Luvv Records)
• The Next…Now / Much Luvv Fam (Much Luvv Records)
• Night Owls 3 / Compilation (Syntax Records)
• The Journey Revisited / S.O.M. (Much Luvv Records)
• The Farmer / Tre-9 (Much Luvv Records)
• Survival Kit Vol. 1 (4SightSounds)
• Practise / SoulFruit (Independently released)
• Hip Hop Saints / Jesus Walks Vol.1 comp (Hip Hop Saints)
• TruPraise Pros Compilation (Tru Praise)
• Frozen Files Mixtape Vol. 1 / Icece (Much Luvv Records)
• Unity Series Vol. 2 compilation (Bus Shop Recordings)


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Gregory G. Adams

Quite an original concept for an album. To me, it brings back the originality that was the hallmark of earlier hip-hop. No matter Faheem Najm's album and irrespective of the comparison to Busta, this album has its own flavor. The flow is official. The Christ is well represented. Many insightful and accurate commentaries on how holy hip-hop is the true underground. SPOILER ALERT: The Flip Side Trapeze (Last First Event) track is STRAIGHT BANGIN, the last verse especially!