The S.R.C./Universal lyricist drops his new project just six months after the first Henny On the Rocks was released, which featured Chris Brown, Marcus Manchild, Ya Boy, Malik Yusef, and Nipsey Hussle.
About the project and his creative state of mind while recording, Paypa told AllHipHop.com, “H.O.T.R. 2 was really easy for me to put together, because I knew where I wanted to go. I had so much bottled up, hence the name “The Bottle” – so much stuff that I wanted to say and wanted to talk about and get off my chest.
“There were things that bothered me and I just went in and elaborated on all of it.” Paypa continued, “I had a lot of time to think while I was out on the road and on tour and that was a huge learning experience for me. The last year has been such a year of growth and development and I just wanted to pour it all out.”
Paypa also told AllHipHop.com how he decides who he wants to work with on a song: “It all starts with the music for me, man. I go in the studio and just pick a beat and figure out what the beat is saying and how I want to approach it, and I come up with the record. Then I sit back and figure out who would sound good on it.”
“I choose to collaborate with people that I’m fans of and admire their work,” Paypa said. “I’ve got Emilio Rojas on this tape who is an up and coming MC who’s absolutely incredible. Raekwon’s on there who is an absolute legend, and who I’m just lucky to have the opportunity to have on my mixtape.”
Check out the tracklisting and download Henny On the Rocks 2: The Bottle below:
Check back tomorrow for AllHipHop.com’s full interview with Paypa.