Welcome back to #TheRipReport! (31:2)... Let's dive in!
2. #FirstListen: #NoDopeOnSundays by @1cyhitheprynce... This album has been a long time coming and much needed for the culture. #CyHiThePrynce has been doing his thing for a long time, but some of his biggest works have come from playing the background and/or features. As an #Atlanta native I am extremely happy to see his debut album finally come to fruition. On First Listen, I have to say that this album is AWESOME! This album has turn up, lyricism, storytelling, and mf'n #BARFEST. Between Cyhi and #BigKRIT, my southern hip-hop soul has been thoroughly satisfied!
From cover to cover this album has a #classic conscience trap feel and the production has an OG feel. Amen (Intro), No Dope On Sundays ft. #PushaT (the title track), and Get Yo Money open the album and give the listener a sense of all of the aforementioned characteristics. However, tracks like Movin' Around ft. #SchoolboyQ, Dat Side ft. #KanyeWest, and the 1st half of Trick Me ft. #2Chainz have a more contemporary feel (Cyhi BODIED the last verse on Trick Me). There are cool samples on tracks like Murda ft. #Estelle (her voice compliments this sample well and it's different from the Estelle I'm accustomed to hearing) and Looking For Love (I love how this song is put together and the 808 in the beat make this joint ). Nu Africa ft. #ErnestineJohnson (Album Version) channels his inner Garvey, I'm Fine ft. #TravisScott is a feel good song, and God Bless Your Heart delivers the #BARS. Finally, my personal favorites are the storytelling/introspective songs, such as Don't Know Why ft. #JaggedEdge (OG Atlanta), Free, 80's Baby ft. #BJTheChicagoKid, and Closer are all AMAZING songs that force you to listen close and feel like you're in the story.
Overall, I have to say that Cyhi did his thang on this one and #EA6 should be proud (SN: There was a gang of East Atlanta references in this album). I HIGHLY recommend this joint; you should check it out right now! #Music#MusicLover#TRR
Yeauhhhhhhh! Okkkkkkkkk! CyHiiiiiiii!
The long-awaited debut by the Sony/GOOD Music artist is finally here. Though it's called "No Dope On Sundays," we realize it's Friday and we want to give you dope...music, that is.
Listen to CyHi The Prynce talk about his life through music on this debut. He mixes what he knows about church and his connection to God with his experience in the streets. It's a body of work you need to listen to for yourself to judge.
Head to 45sand40s.com to listen and follow @45s40s for more
Anderson .Paak is so god damn smooth
Here's "Heart Don't Stand a Chance" from his performance at Tiny Desk
Thanks to @instinctspace for showing me this sick performance, go check out his music too!