music The Best Rap Songs About California  

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When it comes to rap music, no subject is off limits. For this list we're ranking the best rap songs about California, and we want you to vote up your favorites. How many good California hip hop songs can you think of off the top of your head? Below you'll find popular songs that you've definitely heard before, but also some more underground rap songs with California, Cali, or Los Angeles in the title or lyrics. Kendrick Lamar and N.W.A. have songs specifically about Compton, while LL Cool J raps about the state in his hit “Going Back to Cali.” 
 

You can add your own music to this list, so feel free to contribute with any new rap songs about California that aren't already on the poll.

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51 18
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28 4
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33 8
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20 4
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Compton Dr. Dre, Kendrick Lamar

5
19 4
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To Live & Die in L.A. Tupac Shakur, Val Young

6
17 5
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The Recipe Kendrick Lamar, Dr. Dre

7
11 2
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Cali Sunshine The Game

8
19 10
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Going Back to Cali The Notorious B.I.G.

9
9 3
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Cali Dro Daz Dillinger, Lil Wayne, Birdman

10
7 4
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Welcome 2 Cali Brotha Lynch Hung

11
5 2
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Cali Too $hort, E-40, DJ Upgrade

12
3 0
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L.A.X. Files The Game

13
4 2
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Cali High Three 6 Mafia, Cutthroat, Project Pat

14
4 3
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Going Back to Cali LL Cool J

15
1 1
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Cali to New York De La Soul, The Black Eyed Peas

17
1 2
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Southern Cali Weather Kottonmouth Kings

18
1 4
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Cali Boyz Jayceon Terrell Taylor

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1 4
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Cali Love Tyga