Ok folks its time for another lesson in “Sample This” and this time we are going to show Cali some love.
We have yet to talk about a song in which the lyrics display the love for California so with that being said what better song to talk about than [lastfm link_type=""]2Pac [/lastfm]and [lastfm link_type=""]Dr Dre [/lastfm]“California Love“.
Its hard to believe that “California Love” came out over a decade ago with all the radio play the song stills continues to get but that is what you call a legit classic.
California Love was sampled from blues/rock singer [lastfm link_type=""]Joe Cocker[/lastfm] and his 1972 single “Woman to Woman.
Cocker is mostly known for his band [lastfm link_type=""]“The Grease Band[/lastfm]” which toured around the world in the 1970′s and their performance at Wood Stock Festival. If you’ve ever watched the re-runs to the popular 1990′s television show “The Wonder Years” he is responsible for the theme music.
“California Love” was one of [lastfm link_type=""]2pac[/lastfm]‘s best known hits around the world and reached #1 on the billboard for two weeks.
This song also was nominated for Best Rap Solo Performance and Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group in 1997. California Love is considered California’s anthem and continues to trickle down from generation to generation.
Joe Cocker Woman to Woman
2Pac & Dr. Dre “California Love”