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Derrick S.H.A.H CYPHA Bryant a Brooklyn born native began listening to music at a young age. Using his mother’s turntables, his oldest brother would DJ around the house playing the newest music, while making the oldies sound new. This is how a young S.H.A.H CYPHA came up with his own version of songs. Now referred to as the Street Lyrical Pharmacist, S.H.A.H CYPHA’s lyrical arrangements are said to be more addictive than any drug. He is able to touch the minds and hearts of those who can understand and relate. S.H.A.H CYPHA began performing in 2002 and has released and promoted 6 albums over the past 8 years.

S.H.A.H Cypha has touched many stages along the east coast, opening for artist ranging from Tony Sunshine to Jadakiss & Ray J. He’s also been featured on several websites. His music can be heard & downloaded on datpiff.com & gryndmobb.com.

Knowing that he could not promote his brand alone he decided to form 2 companies Undergroundmovers.com & Grynd Mobb Music Group (G.M.M.G) consisting of partners such as Lady Bishop & Ace Jonez along with artist that he felt have a real passion for their craft and talent. G.M.M.G is not just a company that promotes their own artist but artist who are also on their Grind. Teaming up with Coast 2 Coast mixtape djs Grynd Mobb is able to release numerous mixtapes as well as S.H.A.H CYPHA’S awaited street Album titled “Success”. Not Only is S.H.A.H CYPHA Able to help boost his own career but he with the creation of The Grynd Report Mixtape and Magazine he is able to take his team as well as others to places they never been before. Currently any stage can be a customer to the street lyrical pharmacist. - Street Vinyl


Posting of B.R.O.S FEAT MR.GAT - Biz


What’s been going on Shah? I missed you last month for the main event. How was it?



The Main Event was a very good look and successful show. Not only was I there as a artist but as a sponsor for my company Grynd Mobb Music Group. I had the opportunity to see great talent perform as well as shut down the stage myself.



Tell us about where you live and the HIP HOP scene.



I no longer live in New York and now live in Delaware. This is the home of allhiphop.com’s Founder Grouchy Greg and Steve Raze. The Hip hop scene here is ok. There are a lot of artist here but not too many willing to take there talent to the next level.



Now compare the scene to where you are from.



To be honest I don’t think any other scene can compare to the New york hip hop scene. Delaware is still waiting for that one person to pop off and represent their hood. in my opinion its going to take time but hopefully someone will step to the plate.



Do you find it easier being an artist and living out side of NYC to make the moves needed to be successful? (basically living away from the rat race and only jumping in when you have to)



It’s very hard living outside of NYC and making the necessary moves needed. Moving back is a option for me but I have kids here and I want and need to be as close to them as possible. But when I jump into the rat race I jump in places I probably shouldn’t be. For example being a small dude you would think I wouldn’t stand in the line with a bunch of tall bulit dudes. But if you think like me you will notice that since you are not like the others you will stand out and thats the difference between failure and Success.



I ask because there is a lot of competion, many rappers are looking for that next break. How do you remain a step ahead of the game?



I remain a step ahead by doing 4 times as much as the artist next to me. Somebody out there wants the same spot I want. Who ever that person is may or may not be as hungry as I am but I can’t be concerned about competiton or ego’s. My focus is the goal and if I keep looking back someone is going to catch up to me and i’m not having that.



Name one artist you’d like to work with and tell me why you choose him or her.



Since I am a Big Jay-Z fan I will have to say him. This is because in my eyes no matter how many people ever tried to put him down coming up in the game he always came back with a bigger move then the last. You have to respect a hustler and a businessman plus he’s from Brooklyn so I have to stick with the home team.



What other genres of music do you enjoy listening to?



R&B and some Heavy Metal. Old school R&B is what I grew up on so I could listen to it all day.



You’re no rookie to this, tell me, what’s 2011 looking like so far?



2011 is looking like “Success” I drop my street album, I’m releasing multiple videos, my team is ready to shut down the industry and I’m looking to be every where.



Where can we find you online?

www.gryndmobb.com

www.reverbnation.com/shahcypha

www.twitter.com/shahcypha

Google is your friend use it. Trust me



OK, it’s that time lets get those shout outs, any last words, something we might have forgot? Lol



Don’t forget to check out my online magazine The Grynd Report available through www.gryndmobb.com as well as www.issuu.com Grynd Mobb has got a lot of things going on so stay tuned. Shout to everybody that supports me and my team. I’m blessed to have great people looking out for me.
- J Hatch


OTR: How long have you been a rapper?

S.H.A.H CYPHA: I’ve been a rapper for 13 plus years developing my flow and finally getting to a point where I feel nothing or no one can stop me period.

OTR: Why did you decide to become a rapper?

S.H.A.H CYPHA: Music was always part of my blood for lack of a better word. I always would freestyle to myself or write things down that were inside my head. I knew I was good at it and I continue to build a fanbase 1 person at a time.

OTR: Which rap artist can you identify with

S.H.A.H CYPHA: B.I.G, Jay-z, Nas, Method Man the most. Their lyrics were crazy and kept me very focus on what I was doing as a artist.

OTR: Tell us about your current projects

S.H.A.H CYPHA: I’m currently working on “Success” which is my Street Album due to Drop in July. Under my company Grynd Mobb Music Group I’m also working on Ace Jonez and S.U.S Individual projects that are also dropping this summer. At the same time we are working on The Grynd Report Mixtape & Magazines as well as the development of our latest artist Jayliene.

OTR: What makes you stand out from all the other artists?

S.H.A.H CYPHA: I got something for everyone. I tell stories, I hit the clubs, I’m in the streets, I’m loving the ladies and most of all I keep it 100. I make real music no bubble gum it work s for right now rap. My songs got you now and years down the line.

OTR: How do you feel about beef in the industry? Do you think it’s necessary or plain ol foolish?

S.H.A.H CYPHA: Beef is the publicity of the industry. Where there is drama there is attention, Attention brings listeners and listeners download and buy music. I honestly hate beef but it comes with “Success” Deal with it or stay out the kitchen.

OTR: Who are/is your biggest influence(s)?

S.H.A.H CYPHA: Notorious B.I.G, Jay-z & Method Man are my biggest influences. I listen to all types of artist and they are the ones I paid attention to the most coming up in this game,

OTR: Who are your favorite rappers?

S.H.A.H CYPHA: Same artist in previous question

OTR: Have you released any mixtapes?

S.H.A.H CYPHA: I released mixtapes in the past Brooklyn Raw, All or Nothing, & Digital Warfare but didn’t know how to properly push these projects so now with “Success” i’m doing this right.

OTR: Tell us about some of the songs you’ve written and explain the story behind them.

S.H.A.H CYPHA: Dedicated a song talking about how a man doesn’t really know how to show his emotions to the woman he loves and the woman showing the man its okay to be in love and she will always stand by him. I’m going out- Club Banger that anyone can relate to when you just ready to get it in at the club and find that one person you taking home. B.R.O.S the Street Anthem that represents the Hood. You will find almost everything you can think of in my Street Album.

OTR: Which record label would you like to sign with?

S.H.A.H CYPHA: RocNation if I had a choice. I would consider MMG as well.

OTR: If you could work with any singer/rapper/producer who would those be?

S.H.A.H CYPHA: Trey Songz, Jay-z, Swiss Beatz hands down. Hit City if you know what I mean.

OTR: What is your motto?

S.H.A.H CYPHA: You not Grynding if you not busy. I’m a Hustle I sleep when I die

OTR: Do you encounter “Hate” from people who doubt your budding rap career?

S.H.A.H CYPHA: Yes and it fuels my music. I will not lose.

OTR: Who have you had the opportunity of meeting and/or working with?

S.H.A.H CYPHA: No one famous but I work with my anyone that has a positive focus and songs good to me.

OTR: Where do you see yourself in the next several years?

S.H.A.H CYPHA: I see myself taking my music and my company to levels beyond what I can think of at this moment. Forward is the only direction.

OTR: What is your advice to other rap artists who are on the rise?

S.H.A.H CYPHA: Grind hard or stay home because you are in the way.
- Hannah


An emcee and a businessman sounds like the daily operation when it comes to the music biz. However, most artists don’t have their business in alliance with their music. In the case of S.H.A.H. Cypha, business is what he is all about. He is an artist with a strong following, great beat selection, energetic stage show, a cohesive marketing plan and his own magazine called Grynd Mobb. Not every rapper can make it through the door on a mixtape or cosign, sometimes you have to be creative and provide your own lane. S.H.A.H. has been setting up shop in this lane so it’s probably best you get out the way now and recognize what the deal is.

I'm going to jump right in and say, "congratulations" on the success you're receiving from 'Dedicated'.


I appreciate it family; Thank you. That song grabbed a lot of the ladies and even the goons is feeling the song because of how I defined how we do in a relationship. Looking to keep that vibe going.

In your opinion, what do you think is making the single so successful?

To be honest the song really defines a woman's point of view -- how she feels about her man and what she would most likely say to him. From a dude's view I had the opportunity to show that we feel the same about our better half but may not know how to completely show it. The song is the truth to any "real" relationship in my opinion. Big shout out to Iman Jaunte for helping me create a masterpiece.

Now, define success.


When you hear of "Success" you think of achievements; victory; anything that proves that you've made it. This Street Album brings you "Success" in a different way. I'm allowing you to listen and feel everything I've been through to make me the best person I can be all around. I tell stories like Biggie did in the 90'; I party with family; I cater to the ladies, and I shut the streets down with the goons. I'm everywhere with this project.

Looking ahead five years from now, where do you see yourself, your career?

Real talk... I'm taking care of right now so, my future 5 years from now will be nothing but more music; more business ventures; sharing success with my family and especially my kids. I see a lot of positive movement while dodging the snakes in the grass. My pops always told me to always keep the grass cut.

Talk about a typical 24 hour period for Shah Cypha.

I'm constantly working on the what's next in my music career, while making sure I never forget the reason why I'm doing this. I have little ones depending on me. I'm thinking about Grynd Mobb and who is next to do their own thing and how to maximize on what they have and push it to the limits. If I sleep that's good too. Lol


How important is it nowadays to be multi-talented when pursing a career in the music business?


Very Important. Never limit yourself to one thing. I'm into everything I can get my hands on when it comes to this business. One moment i'm your sponsor, the next i'm your feature artist, I may even promote your brand through Grynd Mobb. Even though i'm not doing this alone, I have a team, and the focus is always on the goal. "Success".

Talk about Delaware. When you think Hip-Hop, that isnt the first state that pops in mind.


Delaware is a small state that has a lot of artists with dreams of being the one that puts their state on the map, but when everyone wants to be that DUDE, how can you create a fan base to put you in a position where someone or some label would want to sign you? If you are from Delaware you will have to take your talents some where else to show others that there is true hip hop in your state and make them come to you. Until that happens, you will go no where.


Describe the perfect studio session.


The perfect studio session involves me, the producer or engineer and any other person involved in the song. I don't like a bunch of people in my session. I get in the studio do what I do and I'm on to the next hustle to increase my career. Time is money and I'm far from rich -- Hunger Pains.

Give us a few of your influences and in what way do they influence you?

Method Man is the first album I actually got before I started rapping. His flow was crazy to me -- no one could tell me otherwise. Notorious B.I.G -- one word BROOKLYN. He was the reason I kept doing music in the first place. I can relate to every single word he said. When he and Method Man did a track together, I had that thing on repeat till may tape popped. Then I went and brought the CD. Jay-Z and Nas... need I say more? The 90's era is my influence and that's "Success". I make songs, not bubble gum rap.


I have a new favorite song and every time I listen to it I just wish I could find me a dedicated man! LOL! Keep bangin' baby! Thanks for taking the time and getting with me and Q the Question Cypha! Any finals?


Never let anyone tell you to give up your dream. Shout out to my whole team and everyone supporting ya boy. Brooklyn I'm going in 100.



- Q THE QUESTION


What’s good Cypha? Thanks for the time.

No Problem thanks for the opportunity.

I see from your tweets that you’re in the studio constantly, what are you working on now?

Working on the “Success” Project that I’ll be dropping soon as well as features that I’m doing for other projects I’m involved in. Just staying busy feel me.

Seems like the DJs are picking up on “Dedicated” quickly. Is this what you expected?

No Doubt I wanted the DJ’s to take that song and pretty much run with it. Big shout out to all the dj’s supporting Dedicated. The Ladies Love it so the Dj’s play it. I’m a humble dude so I appreciate any rotation I can get from DJ’s.

Do you have any shows or appearances coming up?

Yes April 22nd I’m performing in NYC at a place called Recoup Lounge which I’m also shooting scenes for my single “I’m Going Out”. Hit me for Details on that @shahcypha you must be 21. I’m always will be performing at the A&R Power submit June 26th in NYC. More to shows to come.

Can you give us the name of your next single?

The name of my next single is called “I’m Going Out” produced by Astatus Beats (@astatusbeats). This is my club banga and since it’s getting warm I felt it’s the perfect time to make the ladies dance which will bring the goons. The Song is a track explain how you just want to go chill with your peoples at the club while getting up with some beautiful ladies ballling and having fun.

When will the new street album drop?

I’m aiming for some time in May but I might push it back to let the tracks i’m releasing circulate. I want to make sure everything is right no exceptions feel me. So if I don’t drop it in May it will drop during the summer believe me. “SUCCESS” look out for it

You’re multi talented song writer and rapper. What else do you do?

I’m the founder and CEO of Grynd Mobb Music Group & The Grynd Report Mixtape and Magazine. My company has about 5 artist which includes myself and 2 DJ’s, but we also use our business to help promote and support underground artist on their Grynd. Along with my Partner Ace Jonez we created The Grynd Report Magazine which is a online magazine designed to showcase the artist as well as the people who support the artist. (DJ’s, Producers, Photographers, Directors, Models, Dancers etc) We feel it’s important to show who are the people who turn a artist from the crowd to a artist in the spot light. We also have a grynd certified section of www.gryndmobb.com that we use to promote anyone making positive moves.

Who are some of your influences?

Method Man, Run DMC, Notorious B.I.G, Nas, Jay-Z, Doug E Fresh, to name a few. These people made a major mark and hip hop and are still making a imprint. Thats what I want to do in this game.

Any advice for those breaking into “Hollywood”

Don’t let anyone change the way you want to create your music. Sometimes money gets in the way of the reality of what you trying to present because people want to change it and have their own agenda. At the end of the day it’s your flow people are feeling so make sure it’s real and not taylored to someone elses liking. Once you are real to yourself people will see you as real. Most of all stay Humble that “Hollywood” attitude is not the way to go.

Where can we find you online?

www.gryndmobb.com www.reverbnation.com/shahcypha www.twitter.com/shahcypha,
www.facebook.com/shah.cypha google is your best friend try it out. Lol let me stop that was “Hollywood” Just get at me I’m cool people see for yourself. - J Hatch


New Shah Cypha Video
























- Pink Cookies


What’s good Cypha? Thanks for the time.

No Problem thanks for the opportunity.

I see from your tweets that you’re in the studio constantly, what are you working on now?

Working on the “Success” Project that I’ll be dropping soon as well as features that I’m doing for other projects I’m involved in. Just staying busy feel me.

Seems like the DJs are picking up on “Dedicated” quickly. Is this what you expected?

No Doubt I wanted the DJ’s to take that song and pretty much run with it. Big shout out to all the dj’s supporting Dedicated. The Ladies Love it so the Dj’s play it. I’m a humble dude so I appreciate any rotation I can get from DJ’s.

Do you have any shows or appearances coming up?

Yes April 22nd I’m performing in NYC at a place called Recoup Lounge which I’m also shooting scenes for my single “I’m Going Out”. Hit me for Details on that @shahcypha you must be 21. I’m always will be performing at the A&R Power submit June 26th in NYC. More to shows to come.

Can you give us the name of your next single?

The name of my next single is called “I’m Going Out” produced by Astatus Beats (@astatusbeats). This is my club banga and since it’s getting warm I felt it’s the perfect time to make the ladies dance which will bring the goons. The Song is a track explain how you just want to go chill with your peoples at the club while getting up with some beautiful ladies ballling and having fun.

When will the new street album drop?

I’m aiming for some time in May but I might push it back to let the tracks i’m releasing circulate. I want to make sure everything is right no exceptions feel me. So if I don’t drop it in May it will drop during the summer believe me. “SUCCESS” look out for it

You’re multi talented song writer and rapper. What else do you do?

I’m the founder and CEO of Grynd Mobb Music Group & The Grynd Report Mixtape and Magazine. My company has about 5 artist which includes myself and 2 DJ’s, but we also use our business to help promote and support underground artist on their Grynd. Along with my Partner Ace Jonez we created The Grynd Report Magazine which is a online magazine designed to showcase the artist as well as the people who support the artist. (DJ’s, Producers, Photographers, Directors, Models, Dancers etc) We feel it’s important to show who are the people who turn a artist from the crowd to a artist in the spot light. We also have a grynd certified section of www.gryndmobb.com that we use to promote anyone making positive moves.

Who are some of your influences?

Method Man, Run DMC, Notorious B.I.G, Nas, Jay-Z, Doug E Fresh, to name a few. These people made a major mark and hip hop and are still making a imprint. Thats what I want to do in this game.

Any advice for those breaking into “Hollywood”

Don’t let anyone change the way you want to create your music. Sometimes money gets in the way of the reality of what you trying to present because people want to change it and have their own agenda. At the end of the day it’s your flow people are feeling so make sure it’s real and not taylored to someone elses liking. Once you are real to yourself people will see you as real. Most of all stay Humble that “Hollywood” attitude is not the way to go.

Where can we find you online?

www.gryndmobb.com www.reverbnation.com/shahcypha www.twitter.com/shahcypha,
www.facebook.com/shah.cypha google is your best friend try it out. Lol let me stop that was “Hollywood” Just get at me I’m cool people see for yourself. - J Hatch


Derrick S.H.A.H CYPHA Bryant a Brooklyn born native began listening to music at a young age. Using his mother’s turntables, his oldest brother would DJ around the house playing the newest music, while making the oldies sound new. This is how a young S.H.A.H CYPHA came up with his own version of songs. Now referred to as the Street Lyrical Pharmacist, S.H.A.H CYPHA’s lyrical arrangements are said to be more addictive than any drug. He is able to touch the minds and hearts of those who can understand and relate. S.H.A.H CYPHA began performing in 2002 and has released and promoted 6 albums over the past 8 years.

S.H.A.H Cypha has touched many stages along the east coast, opening for artist ranging from Tony Sunshine to Jadakiss & Ray J. He’s also been featured on several websites. His music can be heard & downloaded on datpiff.com & gryndmobb.com.

Knowing that he could not promote his brand alone he decided to form a company called Grynd Mobb Music Group (G.M.M.G) consisting of partners such as Lady Bishop & Ace Jonez along with artist that he felt have a real passion for their craft and talent. G.M.M.G is not just a company that promotes their own artist but artist who are also on their Grind. Teaming up with Coast 2 Coast mixtape djs Grynd Mobb is able to release numerous mixtapes as well as a long awaited Project by Grynd Mobb called No Surrender hosted by Queens Finest DJ K Swift. Not Only is S.H.A.H CYPHA Able to help boost his own career but he with the creation of The Grynd Report Mixtape and Magazine he is able to take his team as well as others to places they never been before. Currently any stage can be a customer to the street lyrical pharmacist.

Featured on

www.hiphopruckus.com,

hiphossip.com (Canada’s underground music website),

talkdatish.com,

music4040.blogspot.com

mslaaady.blogspot.com

www.getyourbuzzup.ning.com

www.iflowmag.com

www.allhiphop.com

www.bycpromo.com

Interviewed by

Delaware News Journal

(View Article on www.gentlejones.blogspot.com)

Cartel Radio 91.3 FM (University of Delaware)

Illuzt Radio show (online number 2 requested artist)

Shows Performed in (but not limited to)

Training Camp ($1000 showcase)

Faces in the crowd, (1st place April 7th showcase)

Illuztriouz Entertainment’s CUT Showcase

Crocadile Rock Café (Opening for Tony sunshine, JadaKiss & Ray J)

Bring The Heat (1st place winner of June 18th showcase)

Hip Hop Savior

Get your Buzz up

And other various showcases

Contact Information

MANAGEMENT

Kiana Jackson (Publicist)

Kiana.jackson@yahoo.com

Cell (484-542-2578)

www.gryndmobb.com

www.facebook.com/shah.cypha

www.twitter.com/shahcypha

From Wrap Critic, post New Wrap Video: Shah Cypha Feat Iman Jaunte – Dedicated (Trailer)
- WrapCritic


Get Your buzz Up Interview


Tell us about you and your movement
I am a hip hop artist from Brooklyn, New York looking to make my mark within the industry. Not only am I an artist but I am also the Founder of Grynd Mobb Music Group (www.gryndmobb.com) which developed the Grynd Report Mixtape & Magazines as well as The Grynd Certified Section of our site for up and coming people within the entertainment industry such as myself.

When did you start to develop your artistry?

I started developing my artistry back when I first heard Wu-Tang and Method Man’s Tical Album. I developed a sound similar to Method Man’s at first coming up with my own lyrics over the beats to the Tical album. When I heard Notorious B.I.G that’s when I took it serious especially after he died, I wanted to show the world that it wasn’t over for Brooklyn. I Must be heard.

Who are some of your musical influences?

I have a lot of people who influenced me and to name a good amount I would say Run DMC, LL Cool J, Method Man, Red Man, Notorious B.I.G, 2 Pac, Nas, Jay-Z, Lauryn Hill, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Michael Jackson. There are a lot more but the people I mentioned I actually paid great attention to as I learned this music business.



What current projects are you working on?

I am currently working on the creation of my street album called “Success” with the first official Single called “Dedicated feat Iman Jaunte. By the time this interview has posted I should already have the song circulating and the video out as well, which will be available to view on www.gryndmobb.com and hopefully a music channel near you. I am also working on the Grynd Mobb Brand and the continued success of The Grynd Report Magazine and Mixtapes with my partners Lady Bishop & Ace Jonez. I feel that it is very important to give back to people who have supported me from the beginning.


How are you planning to 'Get Your Buzz Up'?

I’m planning to get my buzz up by teaming up with I-Standard to push my brand and focus to the media while doing showcases, Videos, Interviews as well as using my company Grynd Mobb Music Group to draw attention to my sound and creativity. I looking to be on any mixtape, feature, album or whatever possible to get my name and face in front of any one important that can help change the shape of my music career. I am and will always be Grynding.

Where can we find you online?
You can find me on www.gryndmobb.com www.twitter.com/shahcypha www.reverbnation.com/shahcypha www.facebook.com/shah.cypha or like they always say “Google Me” lol


Any shout outs or Plugs?

Shout outs to GOD, my kids, the mother of my kids, My Parents for raising me right, GM Family (Lady Bishop, Ace Jonez ,S.U.S, DJ K SWIFT, DJ GL) Coast 2 Coast, J-Hatch and the whole I-Standard and Get your Buzz up Team. every DJ that supported my music, every person that still till this day bumps my music. Mainly Everybody supporting what we do period. If you doing something positive shout out to you as well. “SUCCESS” Coming Soon
- Dzidzoli Quist


Coast 2 Coast Interview

Hey Shah Cypha, thanks for taking some time out. Let everyone know who you are and what you do.
I am a hip hop artist from Brooklyn, New York looking to make my mark within the industry. Not only am I an artist but I am also the Founder of Grynd Mobb Music Group (www.gryndmobb.com) which developed the Grynd Report Mixtape & Magazines as well as The Grynd Certified Section of our site for up and coming people within the entertainment industry such as myself.

How did you get the name Shah Cypha?
This is actually a long story. When I was in high school I had the name Mysterious as my stage name, but battling in lunch rooms and outside the school grounds I ran into a dude by the name of Shane. For some strange reason he heard me spit and would bring his friends to battle me. When he introduced me to his people he would call me Cyphus. Not knowing where that came from I just ran with it and turned Cyphus into Cypha. I didn’t want to just have Cypha as my name so I wanted to put something in front of it which gave the name itself a meaning. After about 2 weeks of going through different first names I came up with S.H.A.H (Stay Hot Always Hard) Cypha. So I have been S.H.A.H CYPHA ever since.

When did hip hop grab your attention?
When I first heard RUN DMC I started to like hip hop, but it didn’t really grab me until I heard Wu-tang & Method Man’s Tical album. That’s when I really paid attention to hip hop and started to come up with my own lyrics sounding similar to method man. It wasn’t until I heard Notorious B.I.G’s Style and flow where I decided to take this kraft seriously. After he died all I can think about is showing the world that it’s not over for Brooklyn. I must be heard.

Growing up who were some of your musical influences?
I have a lot of people who influenced me and to name a good amount I would say Run DMC, LL Cool J, Method Man, Red Man, Notorious B.I.G, 2 Pac, Nas, Jay-Z, Lauryn Hill, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Michael Jackson. There are a lot more but the people I mentioned I actually paid great attention to as I learned this music business.

What projects are you currently working on?
I am currently working on the creation of my street album called “Success” with the first official Single called “Dedicated feat Iman jaunte. By the time this interview has posted I should already have the song circulating and the video out as well, which will be available to view on www.gryndmobb.com and hopefully a music channel near you. I am also working on the Grynd Mobb Brand and the continued success of The Grynd Report Magazine and Mixtapes with my partners Lady Bishop & Ace Jonez. I feel that it is very important to give back to people who have supported me from the beginning.

Talk about the various ways you promote yourself through Grynd Mobb Entertainment.
We decided to change the word Entertainment and replace it with Music group to separate ourselves from the umbrella of a label but more of umbrella of a underground support system for individuals within the music business. Through Grynd Mobb Music Group we are able to cross promote with various entities within the music business (Promoters, Producers, Artist, DJ’s Graphic designers, etc) to get my music as well as the other 3 artist involved in this movement to places we physically can’t be. Through Grynd Mobb I am able to push my brand of music with my brand of business to stand out among others.

Why should potential fans pay attention to you and your movement?
We defined the name of our business and what we do. I’m all about real music and putting out something that the people can relate to. We speak what we feel. We support anything positive. We go hard in every and anything we do from internet promo to concert performances to street marketing. Time is money if we sit down and do nothing. With a name like Grynd Mobb we have no other choice but to be the best at what we do. Listen to my tracks to hear for yourself how I get down. One thing I don’t do is give up.

What's next on your plate?
Right now any and everything I can get my hands on I want to be involved in if I can. I’m working hard to bring the streets this “Success” Project as well as Underground Hip Hop another true outlet to broadcast their talent through Grynd Mobb Music Group, The Grynd Rerport Magazine and gryndmobb.com.

Where can we find you online?
You can find me on www.gryndmobb.com www.twitter.com/shahcypha www.reverbnation.com/shahcypha www.facebook.com/shah.cypha or like they always say “Google Me” lol

Any shouts?
Shout outs to GOD, my kids, the mother of my kids, My Parents for raising me right, GM Family (Lady Bishop, Ace Jonez ,S.U.S, DJ K SWIFT, DJ GL) Coast 2 Coast, J-Hatch and the whole I-Standard and Get your Buzz up Team. every DJ that supported my music, every person that still till this day bumps my music. Mainly Everybody supporting what we do period. If you doing something positive shout out to you. “SUCCESS” Coming Soon. - Dzidzoli Quist


HIP-HOP LIVES ONLINE


Mr. Cypha! Good to be with you once again, this time for Hip-Hop Lives!

No Doubt I appreciate the opportunity and humbled to be in this interview process.


What's been going on, on your side of the Hip-Hop World?

Working on Video's, new music, The "Success" Project and the Grynd Mobb Brand. We are also preparing to drop The Grynd Report Issue 4 in April. Stay tuned for that. Of course I am working on my performance schedule for the year. Stay tuned I will be everywhere and apart of anything popping.


Now I'm peeping your name and I'm a little curious, what's S.H.A.H stand for?

It stands for Stay Hot Always Hard (S.H.A.H) Cypha. This is the meaning of my name and what makes me the artist that I am today.


I'm so upset I didn't get a special invite to the video shoot (pout). 'Dedicated' is such a fly song, shout out to Ms. Iman for the lovely vocals.

Let me once again shout out to Iman Jaunte for coming up with the chorus of this song. Dedicated from her point of view was to show that she will be there for her man and to show her man that she is dedicated. I wanted to show the same from a man's point of view but describe how in this music business can get in the way of the love you may have for your girl and how it's hard to show her how you really feel. When it comes down to it we both show how dedicated we are but we have our own different ways of showing it.


There's a lot of hidden talents on the indie scene from singers to actors and you created a spot just for them to network and feature. Tell me about Grynd Mobb Music Group.

Grynd Mobb Music Group is a company that supports our own as well as other artist within the music business. It started with a just an idea of bringing together 8 true artist together to break into the music business with a huge impact. As time went by Grynd Mobb not only became a home for these artist but a business for other professionals within the music business to get involved with. Now we are 4 artist and 2 DJ's within our Grynd Mobb Roster. As a Company our mission is to support anyone or any business within the music industry that is true about what they do and give artist like myself a opportunity to be seen and heard in places they may not be able to physically be yet. We are a brand that will push you as if you are one of our own. We truly define our name and prove it every time you see our name involved in a project. The Grynd Certified Section as well as The Grynd Report mixtapes and Magazines.


Yes, Grynd Report is a sweet online magazine that gives more detail to individuals in the entertainment field, pretty cool.

Yes the Grynd Report Magazine was designed to showcase not just the artist but the people that are responsible for making the artist who they are. I.E DJ's, Producers, photographers, Stylist, dancers, directors, radio personalities, clothing designers etc. These are the people who are really grinding for the artist.


OK, so you rap, own and operate a company that branches to multiple business' and in that bag is the mix-tape game. What made you go that route?

Mixtapes are the number one source to get your music to thousands if not millions of people at one time. Multiple downloads and instant access is the name of the game. Everything is internet related and operated now so why not be a part of it instead of getting left behind by it. We have a series called The Grynd Report as well which is hosted by DJ K Swift and DJ G.L and pushed by coast2coastmixtapes.com. We are currently working on increasing the brand of our mixtapes as well. The focus right now is branding Grynd Mobb and creating more of a outlet for artist to showcase themselves.


Being that the music industry is what it is, what inspired you to become an MC? Why not a manager or artist developer? You definitely have the business end under wing.

Being a MC was and still is my passion. I feel like there is a lot of bad music out and once I have the opportunity to be heard I will finally get a chance to show the industry what music should sound like again. I like helping other artist but at the same time I have dreams just like they do and responsibilities to take care of so I have to make sure I go hard at my craft as well as my business. That's just the Brooklyn in me. I can't give up and too many people feel my music so I have to stay on top of my game.


Seems like a lot of artist have some kind of 'battle rap' drama going on. I've googled you and can't find anything juicy! Lol.. anything you wanna spill? "THE PEOPLE WANNA KNOW!" lol

I have no beef or drama with anyone but I will tell you that a lot of artist out there now are funny expecting to get something for free all the time. If you are serious about your career then invest in yourself and don't ask for any hand outs. How long do you expect that free stuff to last. You pay nothing you get nothing. I could care less who you know or which A&R is your cousin if you hand me a CD to listen to that has no cover and writing on it. I'll either give it back or take it straight to the trash. No disrespect but how you expect me to take you serious if you tell me you grinding but duplicate trash. Don't be afraid to invest in yourself. The only reason there is bad music out is because they have the money to push themselves. Guess what I'm going in "Ask Around"


Damn, I could NOT have said that shit any better! You're most definitely on your 'Grynd'. Until we meet again SHAH, Keep Bangin'! Any shout outs?

First off let me Thank God for allowing me to wake up every day and do the things I love to do. Shout out to my parents and my children as well as their mother for being a great mom to them. My whole Grynd Mobb Family (Lady Bishop, Ace Jonez, S.U.S, DJ K Swift & DJ G.L) J Hatch and the whole I standard/Get Your Buzz Up family. Hood Grown and the team behind them. Shout out to Iman jaunte for being involved in my first single off my new Street Album called "Success" dropping soon. Shout out everyone supporting Grynd Mobb Music Group from day one.
- Dzidzoli Quist


RAP MULLET


Shah, thanks for your time. Rap Mullet and I appreciate it! Now tell us about your name, Shah Cypha.

Not a Problem fam thank you for this opportunity. My name was partly giving to me and made up by me. When I was in high school I went under the name of Mysterious and use to battle in the lunch rooms as well as outside the school grounds. While doing this I ran into a dude by the name of Shane who happened to hear me spit. That being said he would bring his friends to battle me and would introduce me as Cyphus. Not sure where that came from I just ran with it but decided to shorten Cyphus to Cypha. I didn't want to stop there I felt that I needed to have a meaning to my name and after a while came up with S.H.A.H (STAY HOT ALWAYS HARD) CYPHA. It's a must that my music is hot and I always go hard in everything I do. I can honestly say I have been a MC since the 7th grade and still as hungry as when I first started.


You've been rhyming professionally for about 10 years now correct? What made you decide that being an MC is what you wanted to do full time?

Yes 10 years is correct. I always had a passion for hip hop since Wu-Tang Clan, Method Man and Notorious B.I.G entered the game. I attempted to try other things like sports but I always fell back into writing lyrics and reciting them over Method Man's Tical Album. Any time something different came into play I always went back to the music. This is my passion and something that I can't give up. I breathe hip hop.


You're currently filming the video for 'Dedicated', I can't wait to see it I just love that song! Tell me about the concept for the video, whats the treatment?

I don't want to give too much of the video before you see it but we show you how a man and woman are dedicated to each other. This video touches the romantic side of things when it comes to relationships as well as the hard work it takes to be in this industry which can also bring frustration which you will see in the video. Stay tuned working very hard to bring you the right visual.


Also, 'Dedicated' is from your street album 'Success'. What number street album is this for you?

This will be officially street album number 3. The name itself is what is driving me to be the best in what I do. Using the Name "Success" puts a lot of pressure on me to make sure the project , the marketing and the push is successful. Unlike the last two albums I now have a team behind me that can push the tracks I chose as singles and the visuals to show the outside world my vision. I have no plan B so Plan A has to work. Do or Die and dying is not a option.


How does this last album compare to the very first one. Talk about your growth the experiences that you've gone through being in the industry.

Each album is unique in its own way and shows growth in me as artist and a man. Brooklyn Raw describes the streets of Brooklyn and the things I went through in my hood. I consider that album a classic and a tribute to my hood. If anyone were to listen to that album (available on datpiff.com) right now they would hear the punch lines and the stories as well as the struggle of growing up in the hood. All or Nothing describes the growth of me as a artist and brings you more songs dedicated to the ladies and the clubs but also touches the streets as a whole and not just a specific place. Tracks like Hood homeboyyy and Come with me Tonight featuring Songlist were two tracks that gained a lot of attention as well as allowing me to win a lot of showcases which will include faces in the crowd in 2009. All or Nothing is very different from Brooklyn Raw although the punch lines are still there the quality of music and sound is better as well as the selection of music. This industry can help you and burn you at the same time and which I have learned through relationships who to trust and who to stay away from. The Creation of Grynd Mobb gives me the opportunity to see thing clearer a lot sooner.


I see you have the states pretty much on lock when it comes to performances and opening for acts like Jadakiss and Ray J, where can we catch you next?

Catch me March 30th at the Main Event at the Pyramid in NYC alongside some of the hottest artist from the underground today. I'm currently setting up my schedule for performances as well as appearance for Grynd Mobb. Stay tuned I will be in a Showcase near you soon.


I can appreciate someone that's a hard worker and you Shah are not only a hard worker for your team but for other indie artist as well. Because of that you created Grynd Mobb Music Group, there's a little something for everyone. What a great idea!

Thank you I appreciate that. Grynd Mobb is another outlet to support artist as well as anyone within the music industry that is responsible for making the artist who they are. The Creation of the Grynd Certified Section and The Grynd Report Mixtapes and Magazines are what allow us to support ourselves as well as individuals dedicated to their kraft.


So how can one become a member of Grynd Mobb Music Group? Is there some type of college like hazing or should you just be able "...to continue to rock the mic!" haha!

Right now we are not adding any more artist to our roster. The artist we have now are our main focus and want to make sure they receive the same attention when it's their time to shine and get their buzz up. If anyone want to get in The Grynd Report Magazine, mixtapes or the grynd certified section. Go to www.gryndmobb.com


"Ask Around" seems to solidify your spot in the game, is this true? What's the concept behind that track?

The Track Ask Around which I created to re-introduce myself to the world, is my cocky track where I make you see who I am and have you asking for more. This song tells you no matter where I go or what I do I shut it down. I take this game seriously if you on the same bill as me bring you're A game because I will. "Ask Around"


Well, I'll be asking more about you, thanks again for the time. Let's get your online handles.

Thank you for the opportunity again www.gryndmobb.com www.twitter.com www.facebook.com/shah.cypha www.reverbnation.com/shahcypha Get at me I'm a humble dude lets work
- Dzidzoli Quist


HOOD GROWN


Shah Cypha is the name and lyrical gang banging is ya game! I can dig it! So Mr. Cypha break down your name and how long have you been an MC?

My name was partly giving to me and made up by me. When I was in high school I went under the name of Mysterious and use to battle in the lunch rooms as well as outside the school grounds. While doing this I ran into a dude by the name of Shane who happened to hear me spit. That being said he would bring his friends to battle me and would introduce me as Cyphus. Not sure where that came from I just ran with it but decided to shorten Cyphus to Cypha. I didn't want to stop there I felt that I needed to have a meaning to my name and after a while came up with S.H.A.H (STAY HOT ALWAYS HARD) CYPHA. It's a must that my music is hot and I always go hard in everything I do. I can honestly say I have been a MC since the 7th grade and still as hungry as when I first started.


Dedicated is a beautiful song, wish a dude spit that to me, I'm playing I'm a G! Hahaha! So tell me about that track, what were your influences behind the lyrics.

When I received the beat for the song I actually sat on it for a while not knowing exactly what I wanted to do with it. I attempted to come up with the chorus alone but felt that me doing the chorus would not do the beat justice. That being said I reached out to Iman jaunte about doing this song with me. I sent her the beat and she came up with the chorus herself as well as her 8 bar bridge. Once I heard what she did I wrote my verses instantly. I used my previous relationship as a base for the verses. What you hear in the song is how I really am in a relationship. I dedicate myself to that one person but don't really show it at all times. At the same time she would have no doubt that the only person I want is her. I'm just a G with it.


How did you link with Iman she's got a real fly voice, kinda reminds me of Tammy Lucas remember her?

Iman is great and has an official voice not studio created. I reached out to a producer by the name of Drawzilla about getting a beat for my Grynd Mobb Project called No Surrender. We spoke about different types of songs I wanted to do. After our conversation he said he had the perfect beat for me and the person to do the chorus. That person was Iman and the name of the track we did was "Street Angel" The connection on the song was so crazy that I felt that we needed another hit which now is "Dedicated". If it wasn't for her talent the song would of not come out as good as it did.


I'm a fan of your music Shah. I like your voice and your lyrical content, where do you draw your inspiration?

My inspiration comes from remembering where I'm from Brooklyn. That is not where it ends I also gain a lot of inspiration from my children. This is no longer about me it's about my kids and what I'm going to do to support them. Everything from my lyrics, beat selection, energy and focus is all based on my children and where I'm from. I believe in making real music that will last forever not music that will go away after a couple of months.


Brooklyn, NY is an influence on anybody, whether you're born, raised or live here! Since you were born and raised, it's no surprise that I hear Brooklyn all over your music, true to heart.

My sound gives people different outlooks of life that they can relate to. I talk about the hood, relationships, the fast life, and any experiences I have. I take it back to the 90's era of Notorious B.I.G, Wu-Tang Clan, Nas, 2pac & ETC. It's very important to display something that will come across believable to your audience and when I write a song I put in everything I got to make it a official track. Quality is the key to a successful track.


Talk a bit about "All Or Nothing", what number album is this for you and how many mixtapes do you have?

All or Nothing is my second album. In 2005 I put out an album called "Brooklyn Raw" and in 2008 All or Nothing came out. At the time when I was creating All or Nothing I wanted to put out a street album that spoke to all types of hip hop with a main focus on the streets and what I was going through at the time. When I released these projects this was all done alone with no real marketing plan or know how to maximize the project the way it should be. All or Nothing is how I went about writing my music similar to the term Go Hard or Go Home. I will not Lose or give up. I have put out a total of 5 mixtapes. Brooklyn Raw, All or Nothing, Digital Warfare, No Mercy with Ace Jonez and No Surrender with Grynd Mobb. All have had their good runs on the street side and some on the internet side especially No Surrender which was sponsored by Coast 2 Coast mixtapes.


The tracks I hear are very soulful and sampled out, I like that! Gives way to a lot of head nodding, you dig? Do you dable in producing at all?

I never thought about producing. I feel you should leave certain things to the people who do it the best. I did think about writing for someone if I ever have the chance. I can step in on a creation of a track and really help an artist maximize it to the best of their ability if I'm feeling what is being put together. If you listen to my songs I put our tracks that you can get the ugly face to. I can also catch you off Guard with the stories I tell. "Shawnna" for example track 14 on All or Nothing.


Who do you normally turn to for production and how can someone get you their beats?

I turn to producers like Drawzilla, Dizzo my personal producer in Brooklyn and anybody that has the ability to make a hot beat. I listen to anyone who make beats but I am real picky. A producers can send me 100 beats before I can pick the 1 I want. If you want to send me beats email them all to shahcypha@gmail.com and make sure you label them beats for S.H.A.H CYPHA.


Grynd Mobb Entertainment, how did it start and whats the mission?

Grynd Mobb Entertainment was changed to Grynd Mobb Music Group to bring out the focus of being a music company that supports our own as well as other artist within the music business. It started with a just a idea of bringing together 8 true artist together to break into the music business with a huge impact. As time went by Grynd Mobb not only became a home for these artist but a business for other professionals within the music business to get involved with. Now we are 4 artist and 2 DJ's within our Grynd Mobb Roster. As a Company our mission is to support anyone or any business within the music industry that is true about what they do and give artist like myself a opportunity to be seen and heard in places they may not be able to physically be yet. We are a brand that will push you as if you are one of our own artist. We truly define our name and prove it every time you see our name involved in a project.


You've got a lot going on Shah. You're very talented and goal driven, I wish you much success and thanks for getting with me and Hood grown! Drop ya shout outs!

No Problem and thank you for the opportunity. First off let me Thank God for allowing me to wake up every day and do the things I love to do. Shout out to my parents and my children as well as their mother for being a great mom to them. My whole Grynd Mobb Family (Lady Bishop, Ace Jonez, S.U.S, DJ K Swift & DJ G.L) J Hatch and the whole I standard/Get Your Buzz Up family. Hood Grown and the team behind them. Shout out to Iman jaunte for being involved in my first single off my new Street Album called "Success" dropping soon. Shout out everyone supporting Grynd Mobb Music Group from day one.
- Dzidzoli Quist


Introduce yourself to the Hip-Hop Ruckus readers sir

What's good my name is S.H.A.H CYPHA from Brooklyn NY. I'm an artist, The Founder and CEO of Grynd Mobb Music Group and the next one to shut this game down. Welcome back to the 90's!


What's next for you, any up coming shows?

Catch me at the main event March 30th at Pyramid in NYC. Details on www.gryndmobb.com. I'm currently booking other venues for future performances so stay tuned and continue to check out the website for updates.


What was the inspiration behind "Dedicated", fly video by the way.

My man Q the Prophet heard the song and asked me if he could direct the video. I decided to give him a chance to bring the vision to life and he came up with the whole treatment and most of the locations to shoot. Along with Ace Jonez they both turned a hot song into a hot visual. Everyone involved in this video was a big part of the success of what you see today. Shout out to Tionna Smalls, Black Steelz, Johnnie Floss, Jalessa Capri, Iman Jaunte and Lord Vital for being a part of this video, real talk. You're nobody without the people who support you.


You are the CEO of GRYNDMOBB correct? What's the companies motto?

Yes I am the CEO. Our Motto is Your Not Grynding if You're Not Busy. We are a team that supports our own as well as other within the music business that make the artist who they are today, we represent not just the artist but the people behind them. The promoters, The DJ's the producers, the photographers, the video directors, the marketing team. Any one responsible for helping an underground artist in the crowd turn into a mainstream artist in the spot light. We sponsor showcases, whoever needs the extra push for anything entertainment related. We are the go to for that support.


Is there a method to releasing another video so close to the release of "Dedicated"?

Not really a method but more like a plan. My focus is to take care of the ladies, then the clubs, then the streets. I'm making it so you can't get rid of me. You see me every where. I want you to say: Cypha is at it again. If l'm warming up its time to turn up the heat. Dedicated got you looking my direction, my job is to keep you there.


"Dedicated", is something for the ladies and "I'm Going Out" is a live club banger! I can dig it! Can you talk about the next single?

The Next single "I'm going out" Is a track right on time for the warm weather. I wanted to reach another side of the ladies that I didn't do with the last track. I was able to get the ladies to listen to my song and love it. Now I'm going to make them dance which in turn will bring the fellas that want to dance with them. In this song my dudes can relate to going out and getting it in with a beautiful lady at the club popping bottles having fun watching the haters and leaving with the lady on your arm. Sounds like Success to me.


And the street album, "Success". I guess it speaks for itself!

"SUCCESS" is a very strong word. Anytime you think of that word you think accomplishment, positive reaction, focus, on point anything that saids you did it. Thats my Attitude about this project but also my focus. Success is not just a name its the things I've been through in order to reach a point of success. This album is not just about having fun. I'm telling stories like biggie did in the 90's i'm showing the ladies that there are still real men out here but still like to have fun. I'm in the clubs, I'm in the hood with the street anthems, I'm describing struggles of a everyday hustler. I'm walking you through a path to success. I'm allowing you to listen and feel my Plan A there is no Plan B. Hate it or Love it I'm going in.


Can anyone submit beats to you and how?

Yes Anyone can submit beats to me but I'm extremely picky when it comes to beats. I can listen to 100 beats before I pick one. Trust me when I pick that beat I'm making history with it. You see what we did with Dedicated. You can send me beats to shahcypha@gmail.com I like bangers, ugly face beats, anything I can grab the crowd with. I'll know it when I hear it just be ready to get shut down if I don't like your beats. Every time I put something out they ask me where I get my beats from. I have no problem pointing people your way if you got fire.



Any final words?

WWW.GRYNDMOBB.COM WWW.BLOCK2DABOOTH.COM WWW.LADYBISHOP.COM SUCCESS DROPS MAY 10TH LOOK OUT FOR THE NEXT SINGLE "I'M GOING OUT" WITH THE VIDEO TO BACK IT. 100

- Dzidzoli Quist


Shah Cypha, thanks for the time, tell me what's going on?

No Problem thank you for the opportunity to chop it up with you. I'm preparing for events, excited about the release of my current Video "Dedicated Feat Iman Jaunte, taking Grynd Mobb to the next level and of course Getting my Buzz up. You not grynding if you not busy feel me.


Any up coming shows? When and where can we catch you.

Catch me at the main event March 30th at Pyramid in NYC. Details on www.gryndmobb.com. I'm currently booking other venues for future performances so stay tuned and continue to check out the website for updates.


I'm glad to see a brother speaking about a positive relationships oppose to pantie raiding! Lol! What inspired you to write it?

When I heard the beat I sent it to a artist by the name of Iman Jaunte with really no concept to the beat. I told her that I was going to go off her vibe. Once she sent it back with the chorus and the bridge all I could think about was the relationship with the mother of my children which is the pretty much what the verses are about. It's easier writing about what you know instead of writing about fiction feel me.


As far as GRYNDMOBB goes, what's the criteria to becoming a member?

Right now we are not taking any more members so we can focus on who we already have under our current roster. We as a unit have so many things going on that if we added more people they would not receive the same attention needed to put them where they want to be.


I've been to the site and it's official. Seems like GRYNDMOBB offers a platform for indie artist to network, that's dope!

Yes Grynd Mobb is not just a site promoting only our music. We are a business supporting positive people looking to take their own talents to the next level. We do this with our Grynd Certified Section and The Grynd report Mixtapes and online Magazine. What other artist driven business pushes you while pushing themselves. That's unheard of but that's why we are different from the rest. Support only provides more support.


I understand you're working on yet another video, damn you stay busy!

You not Grynding if you not busy feel me. Yup I'm working with Pink Cookiez to bring my next single "I'm going out" to life after we put out the actual song. I'm going to need a lot of people to fill up a club so stay tuned for details its going to be a movie come play your part.


I was able to check out your next single "I'm going out" and I like what I hear.

Thank you I'm aiming for the Clubs for my next single. The weather is getting warmer more people want to go out and have their share of fun. So why not be apart of that fun and have them going in at the clubs. This song is one of the best tracks I did because its catchy and everyone can relate if someone ask you where you going and you reply "I'm going out, I'm going to get it in".


Who produced "I'm going out"?

A great producer from Jersey named Astatus beats. He heard other tracks I did through twitter and sent me, Ace Jonez and my man Nico The Beats tracks and I went in on that beat while all three of us tackled another beat. History in the making feel me.


Has your environment played a significant role in your career choice?

Yes & no. Yes because my mother is heavy into music period. She would be up all hours of the night playing any old school music you can think of. My oldest brother use to be a DJ so that had a heavy influence and of course being from Brooklyn I felt like I was born with it in me. I'm a big method Man and Biggie fan so them two alone was enough inspiration to make my own music. Look at me now (Chris Brown Voice). No because as I said before I felt like I was born with this talent I just had to finally bring it out and show the world I am here, I must be heard. So like my home girl pinkCookiz would say "Get you some"


Lol! Hilarious! That's right baby, "get YOU some!" So what are you aiming to accomplish in the music industry?

To provide the best music I can create for the people who want to hear it. I want to take Grynd Mobb to levels that no one else has even thought of. Creating a solid team for myself and the people who are in my team. I want to provide a larger plat form for under ground music to shine in all states. But most of all I just want to make sure my family is straight and never have to beg or ask for nothing they can't get on their own. This for me is Plan A there is no Plan B. Go hard or Go Home. I'm treating this like l'm homeless so I have no choice but to Go Hard.
- Dzidzoli Quist


Welcome sir, welcome, whats going on?

I'm good just preparing for events, excited about the release of my current Video "Dedicated Feat Iman Jaunte, taking Grynd Mobb to the next level and of course Getting my Buzz up. You not grynding if you not busy feel me.


What does Shah Cypher stand for?

Well its actually S.H.A.H CYPHA. It stands for Stay Hot Always Hard (S.H.A.H) CYPHA. The whole meaning behind it which is to make sure anything I do in this music business stays hot and I always go hard in every project I'm involved in hands down. Cypha is the icing on the cake giving to me in a highschool battle. In this music business everyone knows what a Cypha is and what it represents and I plan on being every part of the word.


How did you come up with your name?

To really break it down my name was partly giving to me and made up by me. When I was in high school I went under the name of Mysterious and use to battle in the lunch rooms as well as outside the school grounds. While doing this I ran into a dude by the name of Shane who happened to hear me spit. That being said he would bring his friends to battle me and would introduce me as Cyphus. Not sure where that came from I just ran with it but decided to shorten Cyphus to Cypha. I didn't want to stop there I felt that I needed to have a meaning to my name and after a while came up with S.H.A.H (STAY HOT ALWAYS HARD) CYPHA.


This question is so I can give some inside info to your female audience, are you a "Dedicated" man?

Lol I knew someone would ask me that question sooner or later. Currently I am not in a relationship but when I am with a female I am dedicated to her and only her. I'm not one of these dudes that jumps from one woman to another and then to the next. Honestly, that's too much work and lucky for me I learned that early in my life and decided that wasn't the way to go. There are a lot of beautiful woman in this world and maybe one day I'll have the opportunity to be with one of them but right now the focus is this music.


And I understand you're a father as well, does being a daddy play a major role in the type of music you make?

Being a father does more than determine what type of music I make. It makes me realize that every decision I make ends up affecting my kids in some way shape or form. I make music from the heart and I know you probably hear that from all artist, but my focus is to be able to put my kids in college without needing financial aid. My focus is to make sure they never have to borrow money from any one for any reason. I want them to be able to tell their friends that their daddy was always there for them no matter the situation. This business may cause me to be away from my children at times in order to provide fro them but this game will not stop me from being a father and being apart of every important thing that goes on in their lives.


Where can we catch you this summer?

I'm planning to be every where I can showcase my talent. It all will start March 30th at the Pyramid for the Main Event. Shout out @realliveent and @K_Gorden for putting that together. Yeah that was a plug go follow them right after you hit the follow button on @shahcypha. If you want to keep up with events I will be performing in or what Grynd Mobb is sponsoring and/or performing in go to www.gryndmobb.com


You seem to Dream Big and Hustle Hard! Talk about your next street album "Success".

"SUCCESS" is my up & coming street album dropping officially May 10th. This project has something for the ladies (proven with the first single "Dedicated") the clubs, streets, story lovers, conscience listeners. This is what I been through as a man to bring me to this level and call it "Success". I have incredible talent featured on this album and when the next 2 singles hit you will really see whats good. "SUCCESS" will take you back to that 90's rap we been missing. I'm from Brooklyn NY and I will represent my hood like I'm the only one left. When I leave the stage venue club whatever it is they know Brooklyn was in the building. BK ALL DAY you already know what it is.


What are your favorite tracks and why?

Every track is my favorite to be honest with you. If I had to really pick individual tracks I would have to say Dedicated, I'm going out (Next Single look out for it) I have a mean track with a talented artist by the name of Mr.Gat bringing Brooklyn and the Bronx together. We will kill the streets with that one trust me. I even have a great song with D. Malone on this album. All I can say is be prepared all my tracks are ridicious. Google a track from S.H.A.H CYPHA and tell me a beat I didn't murder.


Where did you turn for most of the producting?

Any where I can get it. The Beat Boys got two tracks on this album. Kajmir Royale hit me with 2 bangers along with B Reed, K beats, the homie Drawzilla and Jimi Kendrix hit me with bangers of there own. The boy Astatus beats is the man responsible for the next single I'll be pushing. Stay tuned. I like established producers and up & coming producers. I'm really picky about beats but if you have something hot i'm going in.


Times up playa! Thanks for the time, any shout outs?

First off God will always be first on my list. Shout out My parents for having me, my kids the mother of my kids, Grynd Mobb (Ace Jonez, Lady bishop, S.U.S, DJ K Swift, DJ G.L) J Hatch, pinkCookiz and the whole iStandard/Get Your Buzz up family. BYC PROMO anybody supporting my brand, my business, my talent. 100


- Dzidzoli Quist


Decipher your name

S.H.A.H CYPHA stands for Stay Hot Always Hard (S.H.A.H) CYPHA. The whole meaning behind it is to make sure anything I do in this music business stays hot and I always go hard in every project I'm involved in hands down. Cypha is the icing on the cake giving to me in a highschool battle. In this music business everyone knows what a Cypha is and what it represents and I plan on being every part of the word.



What do you plan on accomplishing for 2011?

To be the next artist to blow out of Brooklyn NY. To help bring hip hop back to NY. To show the industry that bubble gum rap is over. To welcome the industry back to the 90's. Real music is being made again. Listen for yourself. Grynd Mobb will be everywhere. I'm shutting down the internet and the streets this year. All in 14 tracks. I'm doing this for my family this has to go down.


You just dropped "Dedicated", looks like you guys had fun on the shoot. Talk a bit about the treatment?

My man Q The Prophet came up with the Whole treatment for the video. Ace Jonez did all of the shooting and editing for the video. If it wasn't for them two there would be no video. The people that were involved also played a big part. We all had chemistry which made the video look real as if this was real life. The song is real life so the video had to look the same. Shout out Jaleesa Capri she really put in work preparing for this video as the leading lady. For this video we had about 5 locations all in Brooklyn and turned it into a great visual.


Tell us about GRYNDMOBB and what we can expect from your company.

Grynd Mobb is a company that supports not just ourselves but up and coming artist and people within the industry that are responsible for turning a artist in the crowd into a artist in the spot light. We do this by providing The Grynd Report Magazine and mixtapes as well as The Grynd Certified Section of www.gryndmobb.com. You can expect more focus on our artist as well as more sponsored showcase across the US. You will eventually see more of us out in the streets as a unit. We deal with everything positive.


Where are you from originally?

Brooklyn New York born and raised. Flatbush and Bedstuy is where you found me when I lived in NY. That is my home and will always be my home. I breathe Brooklyn and take it to every show I do. When I leave they know Brooklyn was in the building hands down.


NYC is called the Mecca of hip hop..do you agree?

NYC is where all the major business happens in hip hop. The industry might be sleeping on NY artist but they come to NY to get that money. You can't do anything in hip hop without coming to NY for business. We don't sleep until we die hip hop is 24 7 365 with no days off.


You're making some steady moves, you have another video in the making. Why so close to "Dedicated"?

Now that I have you looking at me I have to keep you there. After a while they want to see whats next for me. So I'm about to drop another heater but this time its for the clubs right in time for the warmer weather. Plus you not Grynding if you not Busy right.


"I'm going out" is fly, gets you ready to hit the club for real! Who produced that track?

No Doubt the ladies love to dance too. A great producer from Jersey named Astatus beats. He heard other tracks I did through twitter and sent me, Ace Jonez and my man Nico The Beats tracks and I went in on that beat while all three of us tackled another beat. History in the making feel me.


Any shout outs?

First off God will always be first on my list. Shout out My parents for having me, my kids the mother of my kids, Grynd Mobb (Ace Jonez, Lady bishop, S.U.S, DJ K Swift, DJ G.L) J Hatch Pink Cookiez and the whole Istandard/Get your buzz up family. BYC PROMO anybody supporting my brand, my business, my talent.


Where can we find you on and off line?

www.gryndmobb.com www.twitter.com/shahcypha www.facebook.com/shah.cypha www.reverbnation.com/shahcypha March 30th Pyramid for the Main event preview Success for yourself. Other than that check the sites for updated information when I'm shutting down a show near you.
- Dzidzoli Quist


Discography

S.H.A.H. CYPHA

DISCOGRAPHY

PERFORMANCES

Crocadile Rock Cafe Allentown P.A (Opened up for Jadakiss, Ray J & Tony Sunshine)
The Tavern (Wilmington DE Opening up for Shorty Low)
The Trocadero Philadelphia P.A (Lyrically Fit Showcase)
Get Your Buzz UP (New York & Philly) Club Element (NY) Club Fluid (Philly)
Hip Hop Savior (Bronx NY)
Faces in the Crowd (Times Square arts Center NY)
The Cut Showcase (New York City)
Groove Lounge Open Mic (Newark Delaware)
Lyrically Fit Showcase (Baltimore MD)
New England Up front Showcase (Boston Mass)
Training Camp (New York NY) Club Pyramid
Bring The Heat (Harlem NY)
Coast 2 Coast Industry Mixer (NYC )
Istandard Producer Showcase (NYC)
Istandard Producer Showcase (Philly)
The Main Event (2011)
Popular Demand (Delaware Feb 2012)
Get Your Buzz Up (Philly) Feb 2012

PRESS APPEARANCES

iFlowMag.com
GentleJones.blogspot.com
OnTheRiseMagazine.com
GetYourBuzzUp.com- March 2011
Coast 2 Coast Magazines- March 2011
HHLO.net- March 2011
Hoodgrownonline.com- March 2011
Rapmullet.com- March 2011
HipHopRuckus.com
The9elements.com
HipHopHoopla.com
DreamBigHustleHard.com
Bycpromo.com
Qthequestion.com
Istandardproducers.com
illuminati2kg.com
hiphopnewsweekly.com
Gryndmobb.com
undergroundmovers.com

RADIO INTERVIEWS

Hate Money Radio with DJ Bedtyme357
Illust Radio (Illogik & Tysik)
Cartel Radio (Delaware University with D Harv)
Northern Smoke radio (DJ Razorblade & DJ TRUFF)

MIXTAPES

Get Your Buzz up Vol 1 Hosted by DJ NoPhrillz
Get Your Buzz Up Vol 3 Hosted by Mr. Peter Parker
Coast 2 Coast mixtape Vol 138 Hosted by Swizz Beats
Product of the Streets 47, 48, 50, 51, 52, 53 55 & 57 Hosted by DJ Lexus
Pure Product hosted by DJ Lexus & DJ Pimp
We Run New York Vol 2 Hosted by Mix Maestro
Members Only Vol. 4 Hosted by DJ YKCOR
The Showcase Vol 31 Hosted by DJ Whiplash
Block Music Vol 2 Hosted by DJ Lexus & DJ Omega Red
DJ Femmie Presents Touch Down this is hip hop Vol 1
DJ Top 10 Presents Indypendence Day
Get Your Buzz Up Vol 4 Hosted by J Ronin
Giants Among Mortal Men Hosted by DJ Instynctz
I May make You Famous Vol 2 hosted by DJ Deafwit
The Product Vol 1 Hosted by DJ Lexus
Product of The Street (Grynd Mobb Edition) Hosted by DJ Lexus
Product Of The Streets 61 & 62 Hosted by DJ Lexus
Street Vinyl Presents Global Grind Hosted by DJ Uneeq
WG MUSIC presents Semiduce (Murdernite 2)
Product of The Streets 61 & 62 Hosted by DJ Lexus
Spotlight mixtape Hosted by Bigga Rankin
DJ Fusion Presents “Chic Holidays”
Underground Radio Flow Vol 1
The East Coast Connection Benny Blanco hosted by DJ Fusion
DJ Lexus Presents Product of Tha Streets Vol 67
Diamond Awards mixtape hosted by Tampamystic
Underground Radio Flow Vol 2
Futurestar DJ's All Star Weekend Mixtape
Coast 2 Coast The Indie Top 50 Vol 88

AUDIO/ VIDEO POSTS

Maadmanagement.com
HipHopRuckus.com
Awsomenezz.com
iStandardProducers.com
WrapCritic.com
GetYourBuzzup.com
SheBloggin.com
Rapcypher.com
HHLO.net
Linktrap.in
Boardroomshow.com
Mog.com
Block2TheBooth.ning
Hoodgrownonline.com
Sarcasticrenegade.com
Allhiphop.com
theyoungestincharge.com
Forbezdvd.com
weuponit.com
yaheard.com
Coast2Coastmixtapes.com
cookibox.com
wrapcritic.com
Nycmuzik.com
viewhiphop.com
vladtv.com
Delawarehiphop.com

ACHIEVEMENTS
Winner for Best Video of the Year for Dedicated feat Iman Jaunte in the 2011 UMA's
Winner of Faces in the Crowd April 7th 2009 Showcase
Nominated for Artist to watch award in the 2009 UMA's
Bring The Heat 1st place winner (Harlem NY Showcase)

SOCIAL NETWORKS

www.twitter.com/shahcypha
www.reverbnation.com/shahcypha
www.facebook.com/shah.cypha
www.myspace.com/shahcypha
www.gryndmobb.com
www.undergroundmovers.com

For Booking contact Miss813@tampamystic.com

For Publicity Inquiries Miss813@tampamystic.com

Photos

Bio

S.H.A.H CYPHA a Brooklyn born native began listening to music at a young age. Using his mother’s turntables, his oldest brother would DJ around the house playing the newest music, while making the oldies sound new. This is how a young S.H.A.H CYPHA came up with his own version of songs. Now referred to as the Street Lyrical Pharmacist, S.H.A.H CYPHA’s lyrical arrangements are said to be more addictive than any drug. He is able to touch the minds and hearts of those who can understand and relate. S.H.A.H CYPHA began performing in 2002 and has released and promoted 6 albums over the past 8 years.

S.H.A.H Cypha has touched many stages along the east coast, opening for artist ranging from Tony Sunshine to Jadakiss & Ray J. He’s also been featured on several websites. His music can be heard & downloaded on datpiff.com & gryndmobb.com.

Knowing that he could not promote his brand alone he decided to form 2 companies Undergroundmovers.com & Grynd Mobb Music Group (G.M.M.G) consisting of partners such as Lady Bishop & Ace Jonez along with artist that he felt have a real passion for their craft and talent. G.M.M.G is not just a company that promotes their own artist but artist who are also on their Grind. Teaming up with Coast 2 Coast mixtape djs Grynd Mobb is able to release numerous mixtapes as well as S.H.A.H CYPHA’S awaited street Album titled “Success”. Not Only is S.H.A.H CYPHA Able to help boost his own career but he with the creation of The Grynd Report Mixtape and Magazine he is able to take his team as well as others to places they never been before. Currently any stage can be a customer to the street lyrical pharmacist.