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Cy

Cy
Country:United States
Website:http://www.dasouth.com/complex
email:cy@dasouth.com
Releases:[Circus World Event : The Ring Leader] [The Complex]
Info:Timothy Gross, also known as Cy, started out as the problem child of the family. My parents were pastors at the church but there I was, the worst of all my siblings," Cy recalls. "My behavior was so bad that my folks had a hard time finding a school that would accept me. I attended ten different schools between elementary and junior high - my high school made eleven. I gave my parents heartache by going against anything and everything they taught me."

Salvation
Until he was 17 that is. Cy explains the change like this: "My best friend Eli and I attended a church youth convention thinking it would be a good getaway to spend with our girlfriends. On the second night, Eli and I felt God's call, went up to the altar, and gave our lives to the Lord."
After Timothy had experienced salvation through Jesus Christ and was changed by God's Holy Spirit, he began to express his new birth through rhythm and poetry.

Rap
Cy, Eli and his older brother Thomas formed a rap group called Trinity and started performing in various churches around his hometown of New Orleans back in 1994. They spent so much time growing spiritually, writing and rehearsing that their troublesome ways of the past became history. Now they were in the schools evangelizing instead of being unproductive.

No Show
Unfortunately, Timothy watched his two partners in rhyme eventually lose their desire to stay serious and pursue music. "At this point my brother and Eli fell off, they weren't as dedicated and motivated in rapping as I was. Shows became no-shows for them. As a result of that, the excitement I had for doing rap music left me."

Confirmation
However, at age 22 Timothy began to get that zeal back. "One day while I was praying, the Lord spoke to my heart and told me that he was calling me to minister to the youth. Not long after, God confirmed His word through an individual while I was at a prayer service. I had no other choice or desire except to respond to that call."

Beats
In May of 2001, Cy began producing his own beats after purchasing a Triton keyboard and began traveling from church to church performing and ispiring listeners. Cy then was able to independently put together a two-song demo titled Versatile. A year later, he met super producer and native Houstonian Stikk at a concert. After making the decision to move to Houston to help out with Stikk's Street Sermons album, Cy was destined for new and exciting opportunities. He fulfilled his commitment of two feature spots on Street Sermons, dropped another guest appearance on R&B sensation Soulfruit's Practise.

Much Luvv Records
And eventually made the decision to sign with Much Luvv Records in September of 2002. He worked with Much Luvv's producer Big Toe and together they created The Complex with Cy having most of his songs and ideas in place for three years.

Messsage
Cy's ability to make tracks, write lyrics, and deliver hard-core rhymes makes him a well-rounded artist. On "The Complex" (2003) and "Circus World Event : The Ringleader" (2007) albums, you will be amazed by his ability to speak metaphorically yet still deliver a clear message in his songs.

Artist Name
His quick rhyme delivery is actually where he got his stage name. "I got the name, 'Cyclone' because of my fast flow back when I was 17," he explains. Then eventually he changed it to Cy for short. Cy's lyrical content deals with spiritual warfare, repentance, unity, encouragement, love, and most importantly Jesus Christ the Messiah.

Style
He has the ability to write lyrics boldly and then disperse them with a smooth-yet-tough delivery. If you like it rugged and raw, yet clear and understood, then you'll love Cy.

Featured
Cy has made various appearances on different albums and compilations after the release of "The Complex" (2003). He co-wrote as well as produced the track for a song with Enock, former founding member of the Cross Movement, entitled "Next Up” for Enock's album Awethentic (2003). Other albums he features on are of the crew SOM: "The Journey" (2005) and "The Journey Revisited" (2007).

Compilations
He also appeared on several compilations, like:
- The Next... Now: Much Luvv Records (2006)
- Soul Muzic: Tony Stone
- Night Owls 3: Syntax Records (2007)
- Unity Series Volume 2 : The Bond: Bus Shop Recordings (2007)

Awards
He received New artist of the year Award at the Houston Holy Hip Hop Achievement Awards as well as nominated in seven other categories for 2004, Nominated New artist of the year and nominated honorable mention for album of the year at the W.H.A.T. Awards, Nominated UGI hip hop Male Artist of the year Award for 2004.
In June of 2005, Cy’s video Confession Invasion won the Video Of The Year Award.

Production Company
In November of 2003, Cy started a production company called Complex Melodies. (www.dasouth.com/complex). The musical tracks he creates are versatile and range from South, East, and West Coast and R&B. After Much Luvv Records dropped his debut album, "The Complex", many artists around the world began to notice and request beats from Cy. "My reason for starting Complex Melodies was to create high quality beats for christian rap artist in order to help raise the standard of musical quality in the christian rap industry while at the same time, giving artists beats that they could afford", Cy explains.

New Project
His sophomore album named "Circus World Event : The Ring Leader" is a theme album as the MC explains:

World
The Circus World Event (2008) is an album comprised of Circus flavored tracks which depicts the world as a circus. God is the Ringleader, but on the other hand, the devil wants to be the ringleader. It is also filled with songs that speak about life, inspiration, and issues in general. Within that realm, there is the circus/carnival show which is Cy’s concert on stage as he protrays the Ringleader of that show that he brings to display all of this.

Warning
Soon, there will be an event where this circus (the world) will eventually be destroyed by God which is called the last first event on the album in which the last shall be first and the first shall be last. So this albums mission is to warn the world of this event that is coming while also providing a wonderful circus flavored musical experience, and it is also to testify of God's goodness and greatness, while speaking of real life situations that happen in the world (this circus) everyday.

Release:Circus World Event : The Ring Leader
Circus World Event : The Ring Leader
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Media:[Audio CD] [Digital Download]
Released:2008
Recordlabel:XDC reCORDz / Complex Melodies / Much Luvv Records
Info:The album is released on May 12th, 2008.
The album is re-released on July 14th, 2009 through Infinity Music Distribution.
Production by Tony Stone, CY, 4 Sight Sounds, Big Toe, English, and Phillip Moore.
Mixing, mastering and engineering by Phillip Moore.

1. Welcome To The Show
2. Circus Tour - featuring J-Silas & R-Swift
3. Stand Up
4. The Ringleader
5. Back Home - featuring Enock
6. Been There Done That
7. Trapeze (Interlude)
8. The Flip Side Trapeze (Last First Event)
9. Eternal Ferris Wheel - featuring Mark J & Sean Slaughter
10. Whatcha Step - featuring Pettidee & Gina Gross
11. The Parable (The Story of Dre Randolph)
12. Take A Look
13. Heat
14. Struggle - featuring Gina Gross
15. ShowTime - featuring Tre-9, ColCutz, SOM, ICECE & Mark J
16. Outro
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Release:The Complex
The Complex
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Media:[Audio CD]
Released:2003
Recordlabel:Much Luvv Records
Info:1. Intro
2. Confession Invasion
3. Procrastinate
4. The Complex
5. The Flyer
6. The Message - featuring Hosley
7. Versatile
8. Fear No Evil
9. Ladie - featuring Soulfruit
11. Bring The Bang - featuring Tre-9
12. Out Da Box
13. Wanna Be Down
14. Commando
15. 1 Luvv
16. Firstborn Of All Creation - featuring Thomas Cross
17. Versatile (remix)
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