"Going Back to Cali" is a 1988 single by LL Cool J from the Less Than Zero soundtrack as well as his third album, Walking with a Panther. Produced by Rick Rubin, the song peaked at #31 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #12 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, and was eventually certified gold by the RIAA on May 28, 1991. Rock band Sevendust covered the song on the Take a Bite Outta Rhyme: A Rock Tribute to Rap.
The music video for "Going Back to Cali" was directed by Ric Menello.
The music video and song were parodied in both "Going Back to Brooklyn" by Colin Quinn and "Going Back to Philly," a song promoting It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia with verses done by Jeru the Damaja.
- "Going Back to Cali" (R. Rubin, J.T. Smith) – 3:57
- "Jack the Ripper" (Rubin, Smith) – 4:50
|Billboard Hot 100
|U.S. R&B / Hip-Hop
|Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales