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"For the Road" is a song by American hip hop recording artist Tyga. It was released on April 4, 2013, as the second official single from his third studio album Hotel California. The song, produced by Grand Hustle record producers Cordale "Lil' C" Quinn and Mars of 1500 or Nothin', features a guest appearance from American singer Chris Brown. The song samples "Rain" by SWV.

"For the Road"
Tyga-for-the-road-.jpg
Single by Tyga featuring Chris Brown
from the album Hotel California
ReleasedApril 4, 2013
FormatDigital download
Recorded2012
Genre
Length4:06
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
Tyga singles chronology
"Dope"
(2013)
"For the Road"
(2013)
"Bubble Butt"
(2013)
Chris Brown singles chronology
"Fine China"
(2013)
"For the Road"
(2013)
"Beat It"
(2013)
Music video
"For the Road" on YouTube

Contents

BackgroundEdit

In February 2013, Tyga announced during an interview that the second official single from the album would be titled "For the Road", and feature frequent collaborator Chris Brown.[2] Tyga said the song has the same feeling as their hit "Deuces".[3] The song is produced by Lil C and was premiered on March 25. The song was then released for digital download on April 4, 2013 along with the pre-order for the album.[4] On May 14, 2013 the song was released to Rhythmic contemporary radio along with the third single "Show You".[5]

Critical responseEdit

It was panned by PopMatters: "Likewise, "For the Road" (formerly "Fuck for the Road") is such an utter clash of lowbrow concept and pre-teen shine that Chris Brown ought to have been paired with a more ludicrous rapper in the Lil Boosie or Busta Rhymes mold.."[6]

Music videoEdit

The music video for "For the Road" was filmed on April 21, 2013, and was directed by Colin Tilley.[7] The music video premiered on MTV Jams on May 19, 2013.[8]

Track listingEdit

Digital single
No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."For the Road" (featuring Chris Brown)
  • Lil C
  • Mars of 1500 or Nothin'
4:06

ChartsEdit

Release historyEdit

Country Date Format Label
United States April 4, 2013[1] Digital download Young Money, Cash Money, Republic
May 14, 2013[5] Rhythmic contemporary radio

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "For the Road (feat. Chris Brown) - Single by Tyga". Audiomack.com. 2013-04-09. Retrieved 2013-05-04.
  2. ^ KarenCivil.com | Civil TV: @Tyga Talks His New Single “For The Road” & More Archived 2013-08-01 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ V Exclusive! Tyga Explains 'Hotel California' Delay; Talks Chris Brown & YMCMB Albums | Vibe
  4. ^ "Tyga ft. Chris Brown "F*ck For The Road" - XXL". Xxlmag.com. 2013-03-25. Retrieved 2013-04-05.
  5. ^ a b FMQB: Radio Industry News, Music Industry Updates, Arbitron Ratings, Music News and more! Archived June 28, 2014, at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ http://www.popmatters.com/pm/review/170271-tyga-hotel-california/
  7. ^ Rap-Up.com / TYGA AND CHRIS BROWN SHOOT ‘FOR THE ROAD’ VIDEO
  8. ^ http://www.rap-up.com/2013/05/21/video-tyga-f-chris-brown-for-the-road/
  9. ^ "Tyga Chart History (Bubbling Under Hot 100)". Billboard.
  10. ^ https://www.billboard.com/music/tyga/chart-history/r%26b/hip-hop-songs