After dropping the Kanye West-assisted “Dat Side”, CyHi The Prynce gives fans an early listen to his debut album, No Dope on Sundays.
Though its not due until Friday (Nov. 17), the 15-track set is available for a listen via NPR.
It features Kanye, Travis Scott, Pusha T, ScHoolboy Q, 2 Chainz, Jagged Edge, Estelle, and BJ the Chicago Kid, among others.
Despite the title, CyHi makes it clear the album is not Christian rap. “No disrespect,” he told NPR. “This is not no Christian rapper. Even though I do rap about God a lot, I’m from toting pistols, smoking weed and selling dope. I’m just showing you how to be delivered from that same thing, but also [how to] do something creative afterwards, so you don’t have to lose your edge or your integrity or connection with your environment. Because the goal is to still stay in that environment and bring individuals out of it.”
He also adds that the project shows his diversity. “Me combining both of my lifestyles — as far as the time that I did do in the streets and the time of my spiritual maturing and grooming by my parents — kind of gave me a third-eye view on a lot of topics and different situations,” he added. “I can say I can go through some street shit with Jesus in the room. You have to be very, very honest. And I think that’s the dope part about me, is how I can exist in both worlds. So that’s what No Dope on Sundays means.”
Stream CyHi’s No Dope on Sundays now at NPR.org.