Tyga Says He Couldn’t Clear Tupac Sample for “Hotel California”
Tyga got the Internet talking when he released his highly anticipated track “Hit ‘Em Up” that featured a surprise appearance by Tupac. Although it shared the same name as the ‘Pac classic, T-Raw stated numerous times it was not a remake.
Hotel California dropped on Tuesday, and didn’t include the final version of the song. When speaking with DJ Skee, the YMCMB rapper went into detail about why he couldn’t get the ‘Pac-featured track on his album.
“I put it out before, but when it comes to clearing stuff, it takes time. Its not like you could just call somebody and hit you right back,” he said. “It might take you two weeks. It might take you a month for his foundation to get back. At that time, we didn’t have enough time to wait. We are going to try and clear it now.”
Tyga says he might try to repackage “Hit ‘Em Up” as a bonus track. But for now, the album is projected to sell 45,000 and 50,000 copies in the first week.
Previously: Album Review: Tyga, Hotel California