Dope (Tyga song)

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"Dope"
Single by Tyga featuring Rick Ross
from the album Hotel California
Released January 15, 2013 (2013-01-15)
Format Digital download
Recorded 2012
Genre Hip hop
Length 3:45
Label Young Money, Cash Money, Universal Republic
Writer(s) Michael Stevenson, William Roberts
Producer(s) FKi
Certification Gold (RIAA)
Tyga singles chronology
"Do My Dance"
(2012)
"Dope"
(2013)
"For the Road"
(2013)
Rick Ross singles chronology
"Diced Pineapples"
(2012)
"Dope"
(2013)
"Bugatti"
(2013)

"Dope" is a song by American rapper Tyga featuring Rick Ross. The song was originally titled "187" but was later changed to "Dope".[1] The song was premiered on December 20, 2012, and released as a digital download on January 15, 2013. It is the first single from the rapper's studio album, Hotel California (2013). The song samples "Deep Cover" by Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg.

Music video[edit]

The music video was released on January 18, 2013, and was directed by Colin Tilley. The video begins with Tyga walking up to a parked car and shooting the driver. Tyga then gets into his own car and drives away. Right as he drives away cops begin to follow him and a high speed chase around the city begins. The rest of the "Dope" music video switches between scenes of the car chase and Tyga rapping inside a mansion with Rick Ross.[2]

Track listing[edit]

Digital download[3]
No. Title Length
1. "Dope" (featuring Rick Ross) 3:45

Charts[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (2013) Peak
position
Australia Urban (ARIA) 39
Canada (Canadian Hot 100) 72
UK R&B (Official Charts Company) 34
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[4] 178
US Billboard Hot 100 68
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard) 19
US Rap Songs (Billboard) 15

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2013) Position
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[5] 85

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Sales/shipments
United States (RIAA)[6] Gold 500,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

Release history[edit]

Country Date Format Label
United States January 15, 2013 Digital download[3] Cash Money, Universal Republic
January 29, 2013 Urban contemporary radio[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rap Radar :: New Music: Tyga x Rick Ross “187″
  2. ^ Video: Tyga f/ Rick Ross "Dope" | Complex
  3. ^ a b "Dope (feat. Rick Ross) - Single by Tyga". Itunes.apple.com. 2011-05-17. Retrieved 2011-08-07. 
  4. ^ Zywietz, Tobias. "Chart Log UK: New Entries Update – 9.02.2013 (Week 5)". Zobbel.de. Tobias Zywietz. Retrieved February 15, 2013. 
  5. ^ "2013 Year End Charts — R&B/Hip-Hop Songs". Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved December 13, 2013. 
  6. ^ "American single certifications – Tyga – Dope". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH
  7. ^ FMQB: Radio Industry News, Music Industry Updates, Arbitron Ratings, Music News and more!