Hotel California

Hotel California

by TygaTyga


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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.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/09/2013
Label: Republic
UPC: 0602537330218
catalogNumber: 001821302

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
Brian Springer   Engineer
Lil C   Producer
Matt Anthony   Recording Assistant
Calvin Broadus   Composer
Bryan Williams   Executive Producer
Cool & Dre   Producer,Additional Production
Tupac Shakur   Composer
Chris Brown   Composer,Vocal Producer
Noel "Detail" Fisher   Vocal Producer
Corinne Bailey Rae   Composer
Jason James   Composer
Detail   Producer
Justin Hersh   Recording Assistant
Michael Stevenson   Arranger,Composer,Vocal Producer
Olympicks   Producer
Dwayne Carter   Composer,Executive Producer
noel fisher   Composer
Jess Jackson   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Engineer,Vocal Producer,Additional Production
Ronald "Slim Tha Don" Williams   Executive Producer
Michael "Banger" Cadahia   Engineer
DJ Mustard   Producer
David Doman   Composer
David D.A. Doman   Producer
Mars   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
FKi   Producer

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