L.A., L.A.

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"L.A., L.A."
Single by Capone-N-Noreaga featuring Mobb Deep and Tragedy Khadafi
from the album The War Report
Released 1995
Format 12-inch Vinyl
Recorded 1995
Genre East Coast hip hop, hardcore hip hop
Length 4:49
Label Penalty
Songwriter(s) Percy Lee Chapman, Kiam Holley, Albert J Johnson, Kejuan Muchita, Victor Santiago
Producer(s) Marley Marl
Capone-N-Noreaga singles chronology
"Illegal Life"
(1996)
"L.A., L.A."
(1995)

"Illegal Life"
(1996)
"L.A., L.A."
(1996)
Mobb Deep singles chronology
"L.A., L.A."
(1996) L.A., L.A.1996

"L.A., L.A." is a song by American hip hop duo Capone-N-Noreaga, featuring guest appearances from fellow American rappers Mobb Deep and Tragedy Khadafi. It was released in early 1996, as the second single from their debut album The War Report (1997).

The original version with the "New York, New York" beat was released in 1995. Soon after, Marley Marl remixed both the Kuwait and Iraq versions and both were released together in 1996.

The song was written as a response to West Coast hip hop duo Tha Dogg Pound's single "New York, New York", in which members of Tha Dogg Pound are seen knocking down buildings in New York City, in its music video.[1]

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Tha Dogg Pound are from California and at the height of the East Coast-West Coast Conflict many people in New York saw this as disrespect. The music video shows the rappers kidnapping members of Tha Dogg Pound and putting them in the trunk of a car. At the end they tie them up and throw them over a bridge in New York.

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