Explain who you are for those who don’t know
What’s good y’all, I go by Cyphaa aka SamuraiCyph or that one fly samurai, which ever is dope
How did you come up with your name?
I got the name Cyphaa because of all the freestyle cyphers I used to get into with my boys back in high school. We would skip school alot of times to light up, throw a beat on, and just rap for hours. I fell in love with that shit, the whole cypher vibe/feel meant a lot to me. That’s hip hop man, so I decided to run with it
Where are you from?
I’m originally from Queens, NY. Jamaica Queens if you want to get technical. I moved out to Orlando, FL at the age of 16 and been here since. I ain’t complaining, Orlandos dope.
Whats it like growing up where your from?
It’s pretty rough where I’m from originally in Queens. I got into a bunch growing up out there as a kid, you know how it is running the streets younger then your supposed too. Built my stripes and what not. But Orlando, man Orlando ain’t no joke either lol. Me being from up top, I came thinking things are sweet. It has its beauty, but definitely lives up to it being the ‘dirty’ south. They get live out here lol.
How did you get into music?
I got into music in 08 actually. I was really big into listening to freestyles and shit. Really big into listening to cats zone out and go off. Moved out to FL and met a few dudes in school who were really out here freestyling. So, I linked up with a few of them and started joining in on the cyphers they would have in the backyards, or school yards, wherever we was at at the time. Fell in love with the reaction and feelings people got from hearing me. From then on I fell in love with the realization that I can create a vibe that can affect each and every person that comes in contact with it a different way. That shits priceless .
What makes you different than other artists?
I’m not here to be like/sound like /act like /talk like /please etc , ANYONE. I’m here just to bring my own sounds, vibes, and waves to the table. I don’t focus on other artists. Don’t get me wrong, im huge on music and new/old artists, and I respect them greatly, but I’m really here just trying to generate my OWN type of vibe for people. And those who rock with it, I do it for them. Everything else is irrelevant to me at this point.
What are you currently working on?
I’m currently working on a collaboration tape I have with Creamaveli3600 and the GTBPG movement, & also Mackk Glee$h and the 1upWorldWide movement. It’s gonna be pretty lit, make sure to stay tuned for the release date to that.
Anything you would like to say?
I wanna thank HHR for talking with me. Huge s/o to my SKROLL label mate FrankDollaZ, the whole GTBPG (Creamaveli3600, GTB Sayce), big ups to my bro Mackk Glee$h and the 1upWorldWide movement. Make sure to follow me on social media, much love to all y’all out there supporting us artists really out here grinding. #ItsASKROLLThing
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