|Single by 2Pac featuring Dr. Dre & Roger Troutman|
|from the album All Eyez on Me (UK Version)|
|A-side||"How Do U Want It"|
|Released||December 3, 1995|
|Genre||West Coast hip hop, G-funk|
|Length||4:45 (Single version)
6:25 (Album version/Remix)
|Label||Tupac Shakur, Dr. Dre, Joe Cocker, Woodrow Cunningham, Norman Durham, Mikel Hooks, Ronald Hudson, Christopher Stainton, Larry Troutman, Roger Troutman, J-Flexx|
|2Pac singles chronology|
"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.
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- "39th Grammy Awards - 1997". Rock on the Net. http://www.rockonthenet.com/archive/1997/grammys.htm. Retrieved 2014-04-25.
- "Dr. Dre and 2Pac, 'California Love'". Rolling Stone. https://www.rollingstone.com/music/lists/the-500-greatest-songs-of-all-time-20110407/dr-dre-and-2pac-california-love-20110526. Retrieved 2014-04-25.
- "VH1's '100 Greatest Songs of the 90s' Grunges Up as Nirvana's 'Smells Like Teen Spirit' Takes the #1 Spot". PR Newswire. http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/vh1s-100-greatest-songs-of-the-90s-grunges-up-as-nirvanas-smells-like-teen-spirit-takes-the-1-spot-58674152.html. Retrieved 2014-04-25.