Canadian Rapper CYRU$ Makes That “Bass Drop”
Making noise in the Toronto Hip-hop scene is 20 year old Shayan Abedi. Abedi was born to Iranian parents in Tehran, Iran. His family later on moved to Richmond Hill, Canada when Shayan and his twin brother reached the age of 10. As a rapper and producer using the alias CYRU$, Shayan fell in love with Hip-hop after hearing classic songs from Grand Theft Auto V radio stations. At the age of 18, CYRU$ wrote his first song and has no intention of slowing down. His music consists of dark and bass heavy instrumentals along with new and old school rhymes and flows. Inspired by his homeland’s long and powerful history, Abedi picked his stage name after the Persian King, Cyrus the Great. He focuses on an East coast sound with synths and samples that could best describe the dark Canadian winter vibes. Self-made and multi-talented, CYRU$ continues to write, record, mix and master all of his own music.
CYRU$’ latest release “Bass Drop” is a hard hitting hip-hop track we can’t stop bumping! Reminiscent of Migos’ “Bad & Boujee”, “Bass Drop” boasts finely tuned bars and an undeniably catchy hook. CYRU$ goes IN on the mic, the confidence he exudes bleeds through the speakers. CYRU$ knows how to create music that all his fans can vibe to and enjoy. Even more impressive than his mastery of the local musical language is how he puts his own music and story at the center of it all. He is the bridge connecting all these things. Stay on the look out for this spectacular up and comer!
Check out “Bass Drop” here and read more below in our exclusive interview with CYRU$!
Welcome to BuzzMusic! We love your track “Bass Drop”! What do the lyrics mean to you?
My lyrics usually don't mean much to me. Its full of exposure that's based on things I see and hear. I grew up privileged compared to many rappers coming up so telling a story is always hard. As a lyricist I try to talk about things everyone in every financial class could relate to. I always start with producing a beat before I write a word. I mostly end up with dark instrumentals which leads to writing about the darker side of things. If that isn't the case, I just try to play with words as nuch as I can.
Who are you musical influences? How do they help shape your sound?
I have too many influences. Discovering psychedelics has opened my mind up to all sorts of music. As an artists, I get my confidence from 2pac, rhymes from MF DOOM, carelessness from Kurt Cobain of Nirvana, open mind from Nas, rapid speed from Eminem and Big Pun, raw sound from Prodigy of Mobb deep masculinity from Wu-tang Clan, and production style from Metro Boomin and all of the 90s east coast producers, such as DJ Premier, Havoc of Mobb Deep and Q-tip.
How do you think your music stands out in the Toronto Rap Scene?
Honestly, I hate the Toronto Rap Scene. I hate the choice of beats and repetitive lyrics. They all sound the same. I try to sound international and as different as possible. My goal is to go international while I feel that most Toronto rappers are aiming for local recognition. I guess my influences have lead to me hating the city's scene due to understanding the real art of Rap.
What are some challenges you’ve faced as an up and coming artist? How do you overcome those challenges?
The hardest challenge I still face is lack of motivation. As rapper and producer, I am entitled to have all the credit to myself and that comes with a lot of hard work. I am forced to mix and master all my work in my own home studio because other studios are too expensive. Other than motivation, making music is easy simply because Iove it.
Is this new single leading up to a full EP? What’s next for you?
I am currently working on a project. I am still learning more about production and what I want to become as an artist. I am very excited about the future of CYRU$ and I can say that I only see good things coming for me in the future.
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