Westside Story (song)

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"Westside Story"
Single by Game featuring 50 Cent
from the album The Documentary
Released September 7, 2004 (2004-09-07)
Format Digital download, CD single, airplay
Recorded 2004
Genre West Coast hip hop, Gangsta rap
Length 4:23
Label G-Unit/Aftermath/Interscope
Writer(s) Jayceon Taylor, Mike Elizondo, Curtis Jackson, Scott Storch, Andre Young
Producer(s) Dr. Dre & Scott Storch
The Game singles chronology
"Certified Gangstas (Remix)"
(2004)
"Westside Story"
(2004)
"How We Do"
(2004)
50 Cent chronology
"Let Me In"
(2004)
"Westside Story"
(2004)
"Encore/Curtains Down"
(2004)

"Westside Story" is the debut single by American rapper and West Coast hip hop artist The Game. The song was produced by both Dr. Dre and Scott Storch, and was co-written by Mike Elizondo, Dre, Storch, The Game and 50 Cent. It was released in 2004 as the lead single from Game's debut studio album The Documentary. The song debuted at #99 and peaked at #93 on the Billboard Hot 100. It was an airplay-only release, thus no music video for the song was made. Rolling Stone's review of the album described this song as "a kind of L.A. version of "In da Club". The Game has stated that this song is a tribute to Tupac Shakur, with a direct reference to him, saying "I got +California Love+ fuckin' bitches to that Pac shit." The Game also makes references to Tupac's songs, California Love and Against All Odds. Other references include: Nate Dogg, Tha Dogg Pound (D.P.G.) and their song New York, Westside Connection, Michael Jackson and his album Thriller, DJ Pooh and Kool G Rap. There is a remix featuring Snoop Dogg singing the hook and a version with both Snoop Dogg and 50 Cent on it.

Chart Performance[edit]

The song debuted at #99 on the Billboard Hot 100. It remained at that position the following week, before falling off the chart completely. It then re-entered the chart the following week at #98, before peaking at #93 in the week after. After peaking, it fell off the chart.

Remixes[edit]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2004–05) Peak
position
US Billboard Hot 100[1] 93
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[2] 55

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