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 song debuted at #99 and peaked at #93 on the The Documentary . It was an airplay-only release, thus no music video for the song was made. Billboard Hot 100 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, and California Love 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.
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