Hotel California

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TygaJanuary 1, 2013
Hip-Hop Hitmakers℗ 2013 Cash Money Records Inc.
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Hotel California is the third studio album by American rapper Tyga. It was released on April 9, 2013, by Young Money Entertainment, Cash Money Records; distributed by Republic Records. The album features guest appearances from Lil Wayne, 2 Chainz, The Game, Jadakiss, while the production on the album was handled by DJ Mustard, Detail, Cool & Dre, David D.A. Doman, Mars of 1500 or Nothin', The Olympicks, SAP and Ryan Hunt, among others.
Hotel California was supported by three singles: "Dope" featuring Rick Ross, "For the Road" featuring Chris Brown, and "Show You" featuring Future; while serving as the promotional single was "Molly" featuring Cedric Gervais, Wiz Khalifa and Mally Mall.
The album was met with mixed reviews from music critics. Commercially, it was less successful than his second studio album, debuting at number 7 on the Billboard 200, with first-week sales of 54,000 copies in the United States.

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500 Degrees (Album Version Edited) (feat. Lil Wayne)3:45
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Dope (Album Version Edited) (feat. Rick Ross)3:43
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Get Loose (Album Version Edited)2:47
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Diss Song (Album Version Edited)4:50
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Hit'em Up (Album Version Edited) (feat. Jadakiss)2:38
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Molly (Edited Version) (feat. Cedric Gervais, Wiz Khalifa & Mally Mall)3:38
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For The Road (Album Version Edited) (feat. Chris Brown)4:03
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Show You (Album Version Edited) (feat. Future)4:29
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It Neva Rains (Album Version Edited) (feat. Game)4:07
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M.O.E. (Album Version Edited) (feat. Wiz Khalifa)3:38
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Hijack (Album Version Edited) (feat. 2 Chainz)3:05
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Get Rich (Album Version Edited)2:59
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Enemies (Album Version Edited)3:50
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Drive Fast, Live Young (Album Version Edited)5:35
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Palm Trees (Album Version Edited)2:52
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Total length
56:05
Tracks
15
Released
January 1, 2013
Label
℗ 2013 Cash Money Records Inc.
File type
MP3
Access type
Streaming and by permanent download to your computer and/or device
Internet connection
Required for streaming and downloading
Playback information
Via Google Play Music app on Android v4+, iOS v7+, or by exporting MP3 files to your computer and playing on any MP3 compatible music player
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. [A Deluxe Edition added three bonus tracks.]
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