California Love
by 2Pac

Album: All Eyez on Me (1996)
Charted: 6 1
  • California love
    California knows how to party
    California knows how to party
    In the city of L.A
    In the city of good ol' Watts
    In the city, the city of Compton
    We keep it rockin', we keep it rockin'

    Now let me welcome everybody to the Wild Wild West
    A state that's untouchable like Eliot Ness
    The track hits your eardrum like a slug to your chest
    Pack a vest for your Jimmy in the city of sex
    We in that Sunshine State where the bomb-ass hemp be
    The state where you never find a dance floor empty
    And pimps be on a mission for them greens
    Lean mean money-making-machines servin' fiends
    I been in the game for 10 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 the Bay
    Your city is the bomb if your city makin' pay
    Throw up a finger if you feel the same way
    Dre puttin' it down for Californ-i-a

    California knows how to party
    California knows how to party (Yes, they do)
    In the city of L.A
    In the city of good ol' Watts
    In the city, the city of Compton
    We keep it rockin', we keep it rockin'

    Shake, shake it, baby
    Shake, shake it, shake it baby
    Shake, shake it, mama
    Shake it, Cali
    Shake, shake it, baby
    Shake, shake it
    Shake, shake it mama
    Shake it

    Out on bail, fresh out of jail, California dreamin'
    Soon as I step on the scene, I'm hearin' hoochies screamin'
    Fiendin' for money and alcohol, the life of a Westside player
    Where cowards die and the strong ball
    Only in Cali where we riot, not rally, to live and die
    In L.A. we wearin' Chucks, not Ballys (yeah, 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 because we program
    Worldwide, let them recognize from Long Beach to Rosecrans
    Bumpin' and grindin' like a slow jam
    It's Westside, 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 Sac-town, the Bay Area and back down
    Cali is where they put their mack down; give me love!

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

    Shake, shake it, baby
    Shake, shake it
    Shake, shake it, mama
    Shake it, Cali
    Shake, shake it, baby
    Shake, shake it
    Shake, shake it mama
    Shake it, Cali

    Uh, yeah, uh, uh, Long Beach in the house
    Uh, yeah, Oaktown
    Oakland definitely in the house
    Frisco, Frisco

    And you know L.A. up in this
    Pasadena, where you at?
    Yeah, Inglewood
    Inglewood always up to no good
    Even Hollywood tryin' to get a piece, baby
    Sacramento, Sacramento where you at?
    Throw it up, y'all! Throw it up, throw it up!
    I can't see ya
    Let's show these fools how we do it on this Westside
    'Cause you and I know it's the best side
    Yeah, that's right
    West Coast, West Coast
    California love
    California love, yeah

    California knows how to party
    California knows how to party
    In the city of L.A
    In the city of good ol' Watts
    In the city, the city of Compton
    We keep 'em rockin', we keep 'em rockin'

    Just come on shake, shake it, baby
    Baby, baby, shake it mama, shake it mama, shake it mama Writer/s: Andre Romell Young, Roger Troutman, Larry Troutman, Tupac Amaru Shakur, Christopher Stainton, Ronnie Hudson, Mikel Hooks, Joe Cocker
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group, Songtrust Ave, BMG Rights Management, T.R.O. INC.
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 7

  • Patty Mayo from Orgian2 pac was the best
  • Joel from Oakland, CaDamn good song. West Coast representin'!
  • Matt from Santa Cruz, CaThis is sampled from Joe Cocker's "Woman to Woman." Pretty funky in its own right.
  • Mickey Knox from El Rey, NmAt nearly seven minuets the song is just too long. The video has a Mad Max/Road Warrior/Beyond Thunderdome look and feel to it.
  • Joseph from New Haven, Ctgreat video.. great song..great artist
  • Mischa from Arcadia, CaCA-LEEEE BABY! (: you know this your theme song if you from cali!
  • Jessica from St.louis, Mohow could noone have commented yet!!!! THIS SONG ROX MY SOX!!!!RIP TUPAC SHAKKAUR
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