Hotel California [Explicit Lyrics]

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All Music Guide - David Jeffries
Rapper Tyga debuted as a Gym Class Heroes-styled alt-rapper, but when his simple and somewhat nasty single "Rack City" took off, he became the kind of cocky thug who would drop a mixtape titled 187. Hotel California, his third official release, goes the full nasty, jamming its songs with lyrics chock-full of sex, drugs, violence, bling, and ultra-swagger, so much so that sometimes, the hook is a second thought. Supposedly, it's a concept album with the state of California its topic, but the advice-filled "Drive Fast, Stay Young" strictly deals with what's in Tyga's left coast mirror ("I'm dope man, you so plain") while the sore winner dubbed "Diss Song" ("Ignorance is ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - David Jeffries
Rapper Tyga debuted as a Gym Class Heroes-styled alt-rapper, but when his simple and somewhat nasty single "Rack City" took off, he became the kind of cocky thug who would drop a mixtape titled 187. Hotel California, his third official release, goes the full nasty, jamming its songs with lyrics chock-full of sex, drugs, violence, bling, and ultra-swagger, so much so that sometimes, the hook is a second thought. Supposedly, it's a concept album with the state of California its topic, but the advice-filled "Drive Fast, Stay Young" strictly deals with what's in Tyga's left coast mirror ("I'm dope man, you so plain") while the sore winner dubbed "Diss Song" ("Ignorance is bliss so I can't blame your ignorance/It's irrelevant/I'm relevant/It's a big event so go ahead and vent") is California only in that it's summery and pleasant, shuffling along to a near-bossa nova beat from Pioneer Crew member Sap. "Dope" is the almost worthy "Rack City" successor with Rick Ross on the shot callers cut, but the big surprise has to be "It Neva Rains" where the previously day-glo or nu-daisy age Tyga tours the gutter with Game by his side and matches the raspy gangster growl for growl. It could have been the porno he directed since the last album (Rack City: XXX), that makes this rapper's evolution into platinum pimp believable in fits and starts, and yet Hotel California refuses to sort his over-the-top bangers into anything sensible, and without a "Rack City" to make it crossover worthy, this is a full-length to leave for the fans. Casual listeners should check the singles, even the Trinidad James-biting "Molly" which comes with Wiz Khalifa and Tyga's own variation of the "Whoop!" shout.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/9/2013
  • Label: Republic
  • UPC: 602537330218
  • Catalog Number: 001821302
  • Sales rank: 1,398

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 500 Degrees (3:45)
  2. 2 Dope - Rick Ross (3:43)
  3. 3 Get Loose (2:47)
  4. 4 Diss Song (4:50)
  5. 5 Hit'em Up (2:38)
  6. 6 Molly - Wiz Khalifa (3:38)
  7. 7 For the Road - Chris Brown (4:03)
  8. 8 Show You - Future (4:29)
  9. 9 It Neva Rains - Game (4:07)
  10. 10 M.O.E. - Wiz Khalifa (3:38)
  11. 11 Hijack - 2 Chainz (3:05)
  12. 12 Get Rich (2:59)
  13. 13 Enemies (3:50)
  14. 14 Drive Fast, Live Young (5:35)
  15. 15 Palm Trees (2:52)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Tyga Primary Artist
Fingazz Talk Box
Danny Chaimson Guitar
Jason James Guitar
Jess Jackson Piano, scratching, Strings, Vocals
Pier Luigi Salami Piano
JMSN Vocals
Kriss Stephens Vocals
Dayna Watkins Vocals
Technical Credits
Jaco Pastorius Composer
John Rivers Engineer
Chris Athens Mastering
Brian Springer Engineer
Lil C Producer
Matt Anthony Recording Assistant
Calvin Broadus Composer
Cool & Dre Producer, Additional Production
Tupac Shakur Composer
Chris Brown Composer, Vocal Producer
Noel "Detail" Fisher Composer, Vocal Producer
Corinne Bailey Rae Composer
Jason James Composer
Detail Producer
Justin Hersh Recording Assistant
The Olympicks Producer
Dwayne Carter Composer, Executive Producer
Jess Jackson Arranger, Composer, Producer, Engineer, Mastering, Vocal Producer, Additional Production
Ronald "Slim Tha Don" Williams Executive Producer
Michael "Banger" Cadahia Engineer
Bryan "Baby Birdman" Williams Executive Producer
DJ Mustard Producer
David D.A. Doman Composer, Producer
Michael "Tyga" Stevenson Arranger, Composer, Vocal Producer
Mars Producer
FKI Producer
Jamal "Mally Mall" Rashid Composer, Producer
Sap Producer
League of Starz Producer
Dez Dynamic Producer
Defient Producer
Dave Cohen Recording Assistant
Ryan Hunt Producer
Ronald "Ron Sizzle" Smith Composer, Producer
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