"California Love (original)" as written by and Larry Troutman Roger Troutman....
California love!

1-California...knows how to party
California...knows how to party
In the citaaay of L.A.
In the citaaay of good ol' Watts
In the citaaay, the city of Compton
We keep it rockin! We keep it rockin!

Verse One: Dr. Dre

Now let me welcome everybody to the wild, wild west
A state that's untouchable like Elliot Ness
The track hits ya eardrum like a slug to ya chest
Pack a vest for your Jimmy in the city of sex
We in that sunshine state with a bomb ass hemp beat
the state where ya never find a dance floor empty
And pimps be on a mission for them greens
lean mean money-makin-machines servin fiends
I been in the game for ten years makin rap tunes
ever since honeys was wearin sassoon
Now it's '95 and they clock me and watch me
Diamonds shinin lookin like I robbed Liberace
It's all good, from Diego to tha Bay
Your city is tha bomb if your city makin pay
Throw up a finger if ya feel the same way
Dre puttin it down for
Californ-i-a
(repeat 1)

2-Shake it shake it baby
Shake it shake it baby
Shake it shake it mama
Shake it Cali
Shake it shake it baby
Shake it shake it shake it shake it...

Verse Two: 2Pac

Out on bail fresh outta jail
California dreamin
Soon as I stepped on the scene
I'm hearin hoochies screamin
Fiendin for money and alcohol
the life of a west side playa where cowards die
Only in Cali where we riot now rallies are live and die
In L.A. we wearin Chucks not Ballies (that's right)
Dressed in Locs and khaki suits and ride is what we do
Flossin but have caution we collide with other crews
Famous cause we program worldwide
Let'em recognize from Longbeach to Rosecrans
Bumpin and grindin like a slow jam, it's west side
So you know the row won't bow down to no man
Say what you say
But give me that bomb beat from Dre
Let me serenade the streets of L.A.
From Oakland to Sacktown
The Bay Area and back down
Cali is where they put they mack down
Give me love!
(rpt 1)

(dre) now make it shake...

(rpt 2)

Outro: Dre, 2Pac

uh, yeah, uh, longbeach in tha house, uh yeah
Oaktown, Oakland definately in tha house hahaha
Frisko, Frisko
(Tupac) hey, you know LA is up in this
Pasadina, where you at
yeah, Ingelwood, Ingelwood always up to no good
(Tupac) even Hollywood tryin to get a piece baby
Sacramento, sacramento where ya at? yeah

Throw it up y'all, throw it up, Throw it up
Let's show these fools how we do this on that west side
Cause you and I know it's tha best side

yeah, That's riight
west coast, west coast
uh, California Love
California Love


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  • +1
    General CommentThis is one of my fave song of all time. I'm a California native myself, and there's no better song to represent the state.
    passionatelover69on July 20, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentTuPac Amaru Shakur
    R.I.P.
    The Real Thug
    KaylasThug86on August 30, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis was my fave song by him
    SexPistolMeowMixon April 20, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentgeez some people get so upset with there comments it a song a bloody good dance song for somone who loves heavy metal this is ok as far as any other type of music.
    forsakenangel25on July 22, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Comment2pac was shot in nevada not in california, dumb-arse
    J0K3Ron January 06, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentShit, this song is fucking awesome... Yo 'pac, your a Legend. You live in your lyrics.
    Frank41on March 26, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti wrote this ong a long time ago, a real long time ago way back and ninety-foh lol u have to watch chapelles show.....the recors might skip the record might skip see i tol du stop bumping the table....."tupac rest in peace" "ok i will" ah good times good times good song too
    xxch3m1c4lxxon August 20, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAwesome song.

    Potential correction - the line in verse 1 sounds, to me, like "we in that sunshine state *where the bomb-ass hemp be*", rather than what's above. Any thoughts on that?
    choiniejon March 28, 2011   Link
  • -1
    General CommentShot by Biggie Smalls in Nevada, yup, and some say he's not dead- possibly somewhere in Ghana or Cameroon, maybe mexico.
    Foopon January 29, 2006   Link
  • -1
    General CommentFoop.
    Foopon January 29, 2006   Link

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