"Dope" received mixed reviews from music critics. David Jeffries of AllMusic said that the track was "the almost worthy "Rack City" successor with [Rick] Ross on the shot callers cut." Chayne Japal of Exclaim! said that it was an interesting take on the song but that it "ultimately crumbles with Tyga's inappropriate implementation of the non-chorus." Steve 'Flash' Juon of RapReviews felt that producers FKi stripped the song of almost everything that made the original well-regarded and doesn't standout as much.
The music video was released on January 18, 2013, and was directed by Colin Tilley. The video begins with Tyga walking up to a parked car and shooting the driver. Tyga then gets into his own car and drives away. Right as he drives away cops begin to follow him and a high speed chase around the city begins. The rest of the "Dope" music video switches between scenes of the car chase and Tyga rapping inside a mansion with Rick Ross.