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No Dope on Sundays
Cyhi the Prynce No Dope on Sundays.jpg
Studio album by Cyhi the Prynce
Released November 17, 2017
Genre Hip hop
Length 73:06
Label
Producer
Cyhi the Prynce chronology
BHP 2: N.A.A.C.P.
(2015)
No Dope on Sundays
(2017)
Singles from Cyhi the Prynce
  1. "Movin' Around"
    Released: June 29, 2017
  2. "Dat Side"
    Released: October 27, 2017

No Dope on Sundays is the debut studio album by American rapper Cyhi the Prynce released on November 17, 2017, by GOOD Music and Sony Music.[1] The album's release follows years of label disputes and series of mixtapes spanning his career. It features guest appearances from GOOD Music labelmates Kanye West and Pusha T, alongside Schoolboy Q, Travis Scott, 2 Chainz, Jagged Edge, BJ the Chicago Kid, Estelle, and Ernestine Johnson. Meanwhile, production is handled by Mark Byrd, Edsclusive, S1, OZ, Syk Sense, among others.[2]

Background[edit]

The album's cover art, tracklist and release date was revealed on November 10, 2017.[2]

Singles[edit]

The lead single, "Movin' Around" featuring Schoolboy Q was released on June 29, 2017.[3][4]

The second single, "Dat Side" featuring Kanye West, was released on October 27, 2017.[5][6]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
HipHopDX4.5/5[7]
HotNewHipHop87%[8]
Pitchfork6.8/10[9]
XXLXL[10]

No Dope on Sundays received positive reviews from music critics upon release. Scott Glaysher of XXL praised the album's cohesiveness and lyricism, stating: "No matter which way you slice it, CyHi The Prynce excels in his delivery on his official debut, making No Dope on Sundays a serious contender for one of the best albums of the year. He proves that jaw-dropping lyrical ability and vivid storytelling can be woven through catchy production to make the ultimate rap apex. With his goals of completely taking over the game in 2018, the album’s cohesive feel and stellar lyrical quality gets him closer to his final destination."[10] Justin Ivey of HipHopDX stated that CyHi The Prynce "expands his artistry to show he’s more than a lyrical dynamo. It’s not always crisp, particularly when he strains his vocals on occasion, but it shows a willingness to challenge himself in the studio beyond penning meticulous bars", adding that No Dope On Sundays "is the culmination of a long journey that’s defied the odds."[7]

Online publication HotNewHipHop concluded that CyHi The Prynce "finds a way to display his faith, paint stories of his hood, and rally for Black power without ever sounding preachy or overzealous; if Malcolm X had a rapping descendant, Cy would be him. Equally menacing and welcoming, raspy and smooth, CyHi the Prynce proves to the world that he will not be another rapper doomed to watch his debut sit on a dusty shelf, waiting in limbo for a release. He broke through his own struggles and crafted an album that deserves your attention. No Dope on Sundays may be one of the best rap albums of the year."[8]

Jay Balfour of Pitchfork praised the album's lyricism and production, stating: "For all the bases it covers, No Dope on Sundays benefits from swift pacing. But there are still moments where CyHi gets bogged down doing too much and too little at the same time, coddling a story you’ve heard before or quipping a one-liner you can predict a mile away. After his verse on the title track, Pusha T thanks CyHi for granting him the quiet of an inconspicuous feature. “I was tryna’ make it as conversational as possible, ‘cause it’s just conversation,” the elder emcee says after clocking a gracefully minimal performance. CyHi doesn’t have that conversational approachability to his raps. He sounds like a showman that puffs out his words with a deliberate, almost suspicious confidence. No Dope on Sundays sounds like the routine he’s been waiting years to finally deliver.[9]

Track listing[edit]

Credits adapted from iTunes, Tidal and ASCAP.[11]

No Dope on Sundays[1]
No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Amen (Intro)"
4:55
2."No Dope on Sundays" (featuring Pusha T)
6:22
3."Get Yo Money"
  • Young
  • Brandon Sewell
  • William Tyler
  • Byrd
  • Stevenson
  • Mills
  • Black
  • Henry
  • Darius Jenkins
  • Davis
  • Powell
  • Novel
  • Black
  • Byrd
5:29
4."Movin' Around" (featuring Schoolboy Q)
  • Syk Sense
  • OZ
4:17
5."Trick Me" (featuring 2 Chainz)
  • Young
  • Davidi
  • David Ruoff
  • Elias Klughammer
  • Byrd
  • Tauheed Epps
  • Mills
  • Jenkins
  • Henry
  • Davis
  • Powell
  • Black
  • Eduardo Antonio Martinez
  • Edsclusive
  • David & Eli
4:34
6."Murda" (featuring Estelle)
4:04
7."Don't Know Why" (featuring Jagged Edge)
  • Nate & Charity
  • Novel
  • Byrd
6:07
8."God Bless Your Heart"
  • Young
  • Byrd
  • Black
  • Trey Daniels
  • Mills
  • Antione Joyner
  • Henry
  • Davis
  • Davidi
  • Jenkins
  • Powell
  • Black
  • Byrd
3:17
9."Dat Side" (featuring Kanye West)
  • Kanye West
  • Young
  • Davidi
  • Black
  • Mills
  • Byrd
  • Davis
  • Henry
Edsclusive4:20
10."Looking for Love"
  • Young
  • Freddie Jefferson III
  • Cody Fayne
  • Byrd
  • Black
  • Mills
  • Henry
  • Davis
  • Powell
  • ThankGod4Cody
  • Free P
4:51
11."Nu Africa" (featuring Ernestine Johnson)
  • S1
  • Epikh Pro
  • Byrd
6:13
12."Free"
  • Young
  • Bryce Martin
  • Davidi
  • Byrd
  • Black
  • Mills
  • Henry
  • Davis
  • Powell
4:50
13."80's Baby" (featuring BJ the Chicago Kid)
  • Young
  • Byrd
  • Black
  • Bryan Sledge
  • Powlis
  • Troy
  • Mills
  • Henry
  • Davis
  • Davidi
  • Powell
  • Black
  • Byrd
4:48
14."Closer"
  • Young
  • Byrd
  • Mills
  • Black
  • Davidi
  • Jenkins
  • Henry
  • Davis
  • Bradley Post
  • Powell
  • Byrd
  • Black
3:53
15."I'm Fine" (featuring Travis Scott)
5:06
Total length:73:06

Notes

  • ^[a] signifies a co-producer
  • ^[b] signifies an uncredited co-producer
  • "No Dope on Sundays" feature background vocals from Artia Lockett, Kevin Bateman, Keisha Jackson, Kourtney Williams, Paris Williams and Cortez Harris
  • "Get Yo Money" feature background vocals from V. Johnson, Ox and Novel
  • "Don't Know Why" feature background vocals from LaKiery Shaffer
  • "Looking For Love" feature background vocals from Kellye West, Artia Lockett, Kevin Bateman, Shonette McCalmon and Keisha Jackson
  • "I'm Fine" feature background vocals from Pastor Cortez Harris

Sample Credits

  • "Amen (Intro)" contains elements from "Expo 83" performed by Backyard Heavies and written by John Roger Branch.
  • "No Dope On Sundays" contains elements from "Incense and Peppermints" as performed by Strawberry Alarm Clock, written by John S. Carter and Timothy P. Gilbert.
  • "Get Yo Money" contains elements from "Your Love Was Worth Waiting For" performed by The Ruffin Brothers.
  • "Trick Me" contains elements from "Algo Más Que Un Amigo" performed by Raphael.
  • "Murda" contains elements from "World a Music" performed by Ini Kamoze.
  • "Don't Know Why" contains elements from "Living inside Your Love" performed by Earl Klugh.
  • "Dat Side" contains elements from "In Love Again" performed by Georgi Stanchev.
  • "Looking For Love" contains elements from "Whatcha Lookin' 4" performed by Kirk Franklin.
  • "Closer" contains elements from "Let's Get Closer", as performed by Atlantic Starr and "22 Two's" as performed by Jay-Z.
  • "Free" contains elements from "Free", as written and performed by Flyt.

Personnel[edit]

Credits adapted from Tidal.[11]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2017) Peak
position
US Billboard 200[15] 65
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[16] 30

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "No Dope on Sundays by Cyhi The Prynce". Apple Music. Retrieved November 11, 2017.
  2. ^ a b Goddard, Kevin (November 10, 2017). "Cyhi The Prynce Reveals Tracklist For "No Dope On Sundays" Album". HotNewHipHop. Retrieved November 11, 2017.
  3. ^ "CyHi The Prynce - Movin' Around Feat. ScHoolboy Q". HotNewHipHop. June 29, 2017. Retrieved December 2, 2017.
  4. ^ "CyHi The Prynce Drops New Single 'Movin' Around' FeaturinG Schoolboy Q". The Source. June 29, 2017. Retrieved December 2, 2017.
  5. ^ "Kanye West Joins CyHi The Prynce for New Single 'Dat Side'". XXL. October 31, 2017. Retrieved December 2, 2017.
  6. ^ "Dat Side (feat. Kanye West) - Single by Cyhi The Prynce on Apple Music". iTunes. Retrieved December 2, 2017.
  7. ^ a b Ivey, Justin (November 17, 2017). "Review: CyHi The Prynce Carpes The Damn Diem On "No Dope On Sundays" Debut". HipHopDX. Retrieved December 2, 2017.
  8. ^ a b Jahmal, Karlton (November 21, 2017). "CyHi the Prynce "No Dope on Sundays" Review". HotNewHipHop. Retrieved December 2, 2017.
  9. ^ a b Balfour, Jay (November 27, 2017). "CyHi The Prynce: No Dope on Sundays Album Review". Pitchfork. Retrieved December 2, 2017.
  10. ^ a b Glaysher, Scott (December 1, 2017). "CyHi The Prynce Excels in His Delivery on 'No Dope on Sundays'". XXL. Retrieved December 2, 2017.
  11. ^ a b "No Dope On Sundays / CyHi The Prynce". Tidal. Retrieved November 17, 2017.
  12. ^ "NO DOPE ON SUNDAYS .... ON ITUNES NOW @1cyhitheprynce @kingpush @highdefrazjah @Younglovebeats". Instagram. Retrieved November 21, 2017.
  13. ^ "Proud to be apart of this journey. Never did I think the same kid who went to South Dekalb Mall for a autographed copy of Royal Flush 2 years ago..." Instagram. Retrieved November 17, 2017.
  14. ^ "goodworkcharlieStreaming everywhere. Added some heat with my g @iammarkbyrd on #15 feat la flame. Forever G.O.O.D work don't forget it". Instagram. Retrieved November 21, 2017.
  15. ^ "Cyhi the Prynce Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved November 28, 2017.
  16. ^ "Cyhi the Prynce Chart History (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved November 28, 2017.