Gospel Rapper & Music Producer CYB
CYB (count your blessings) BIO
Gospel artist CYB passion for music and rapping started as far back as around 8 years of age. CYB became an instant hip hop fan since the early 80's. He began to write raps and lyrics and has been rapping ever since. He got the name "CYB" from his brother that use to called him, "cool young brother" growing up. As he got older, he kept the initials "CYB" as his artist rap name. He started off as a secular rapper, but later became a Gospel rapper when he changed his life and began to live for God. CYB later swapped the "cool young brother" name for "count your blessings" when he decided to become a Christian rapper. His transition didn't happen over night though; It was a process that happened over time. He eventually cleaned up his rap lyrics and learned how to rap for God through his music. Essentially, he went from from a secular rapper, to a Christian rapper, to Gospel rapper.
Christian producer CYB passion for hip hop and rap music didn't stop with just being a rapper or writing raps. CYB had a love for the entire music process. Being the only music creator in his household at the time, he was left to create songs on his own. He started off recording with one stereo to record while using commercial rap songs instrumentals playing in a tape player, and rapping at the same time. As you might know, without a microphone or a track recorder, this wasn't the best way to record a song. So, CYB brought his own first 4 track Tascam tape recorder and begin recording his first songs. He later upgraded to a 4 track Yamaha midi disc recorder, a compressor, microphone, keyboard, and an Alesis SR-16 Drum Machine. Before there were a such thing as Google or Youtube, CYB somehow had an internal gift to know how to put songs together. Moreover, being so young with no schooling or training, CYB was able to produce 11 underground secular cd albums before moving on to become a Christian producer. When CYB heard about recording or producing music on computers, somehow that seemed foreign at the time. But eventually, he upgraded to his first G5 Mac computer, Pro Tools, and Reason software.
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Christian beat maker CYB became very knowledgeable in Reason Studio software by creating beats for his songs. There wasn't a friend around who made beats at the time, therefore CYB was left to create the music behind the lyrics. CYB became the beat maker but never really had a chance to conquer the beat making skills as much as he wanted to; due to wearing multiple hats in the music production process. He always had to sacrifice, juggle, or spread out time for all parts of the production process. Without official music theory training, CYB took a few piano classes here and there but never stuck with it long enough to do any damage. A life long goal of CYB is to learn how to play an instrument.