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Single by
from the album '
A-side"How Do U Want It"
RecordedOctober 1995
GenreWest Coast hip hop, G-funk
Length4:45 (Single version)
6:25 (Album version/Remix)
LabelTupac Shakur, Dr. Dre, Joe Cocker, Woodrow Cunningham, Norman Durham, Mikel Hooks, Ronald Hudson, Christopher Stainton, Larry Troutman, Roger Troutman, J-Flexx
Songwriter(s)Tupac Shakur
2Pac singles chronology
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"2 of Amerikaz Most Wanted"
"California Love"
"2 of Amerikaz Most Wanted"

"California Love" is a hip hop song by American rapper 2Pac. The song also features vocals from Dr. Dre and Roger Troutman. The song was Shakur's first single as an artist for Death Row Records and was also his comeback single after he was released from prison in 1995. A popular remixed version of the song was featured on the UK version of All Eyez on Me. California Love was nominated for a posthumous Grammy Award as a Best Rap Solo Performance and Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group (with Dre and Troutman) in 1997.[1]

The song was ranked #355 of the Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Songs of All Time[2] and was ranked #51 on VH1's countdown of the 100 Greatest songs of the 90s.[3]