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|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."|
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.
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
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."
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."
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
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
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
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.
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.
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).
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
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.
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",
His sophomore album named "Circus World Event : The Ring
Leader" is a theme album as the MC explains:
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.
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|
|Media:||[Audio CD] [Digital Download] |
|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
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
10. Whatcha Step - featuring Pettidee & Gina Gross
11. The Parable (The Story of Dre Randolph)
12. Take A Look
14. Struggle - featuring Gina Gross
15. ShowTime - featuring Tre-9, ColCutz, SOM, ICECE & Mark
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2. Confession Invasion
4. The Complex
5. The Flyer
6. The Message - featuring Hosley
8. Fear No Evil
9. Ladie - featuring Soulfruit
11. Bring The Bang - featuring Tre-9
12. Out Da Box
13. Wanna Be Down
15. 1 Luvv
16. Firstborn Of All Creation - featuring Thomas Cross
17. Versatile (remix)
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