For the Road

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"For the Road"
Single by Tyga featuring Chris Brown
from the album Hotel California
Released April 4, 2013
Format Digital download
Recorded 2012
Genre Hip hop, R&B
Length 4:06
Label Young Money, Cash Money, Republic
Writer(s) Michael Stevenson, Christopher Brown, Cordale Quinn, Lamar Edwards, J. Jackson, B. Alexander Morgan, J. Pastorius
Producer(s) Lil' C, Mars of 1500 or Nothin'[1]
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

"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.

Background[edit]

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 response[edit]

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. The song might not have been any better, but it wouldn’t have begged us so badly to take it seriously."[6]

Music video[edit]

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 listing[edit]

Digital single
No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "For the Road" (featuring Chris Brown) Michael Ray Nguyen-Stevenson, Christopher Maurice Brown, Cordale Quinn, Lamar Edwards Lil C, Mars of 1500 or Nothin' 4:06

Charts[edit]

Chart (2013) Peak
position
US Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles (Billboard)[9] 15
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard) 39[10]

Release history[edit]

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

References[edit]