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Westside" was the lead single from TQ's debut album, . The song was produced by Bay-area producers Femi Ojetunde and Mike Mosley, with TQ serving as co-producer. The song is an anthemic ode to TQ's native They Never Saw Me Coming California. In the song's lyrics he mentions several other California musicians who influenced him, Ice Cube, Eazy-E, Ice-T, Too Short and DJ Quik, at the end of "Westside", TQ dedicates the song to the deceased Eazy-E and Tupac Shakur.
Released late in 1998, "Westside" became a breakthrough hit for TQ, reaching No. 12 on the
in the Billboard Hot 100 United States, while also becoming a top 10 hit in several other countries, including the United Kingdom (#4), Ireland (#5) and the Netherlands (#3). In the US, "Westside" was certified gold by the RIAA for sales of 500,000 copies on October 22, 1998. The song also took the final spot on the Billboard Year-End Hot 100 singles of 1998.
Single track listing [ edit ]
"Westside" (Album Version)- 5:02
"Westside" (Radio Version)- 3:52
"Bye Bye Baby" (Snippet)- 1:12
"Westside" (Instrumental Version)- 5:07
"Bye Bye Baby (Snippet)"- 1:12
Westside Part II / Westside Part III (Single) [ edit ]
"Westside Part II (My Melody)" (Feat.
DJ Quik, Hi-C, James DeBarge, Playa Hamm & Suga Free (Clean Version) - 4:42 "Westside Part II (My Melody)" (Feat.
DJ Quik, Hi-C, James DeBarge, Playa Hamm & Suga Free (Dirty Version) - 4:42 "Westside Part II (My Melody)" (Instrumental) - 4:42
"Westside Part III (
Bud'da Remix)" (Feat. Jayo Felony & Kam (Clean Version) - 4:04 "Westside Part III (
Bud'da Remix)" (Feat. Jayo Felony & Kam (Dirty Version) - 4:04 "Westside Part II (
Bud'da Remix)" (Instrumental) - 4:04
Charts and certifications [ edit ]
Weekly charts [ edit ]
Austria Top 40) 14
New Zealand (
United Kingdom (
UK Singles Chart) 4
Billboard Hot 100 12
Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks 10
Billboard Rhythmic Top 40 7
Year-end charts [ edit ]
Billboard Hot 100  100
Certifications [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
External links [ edit ]