I like playin on the west side
Even though I miss playin on the east side

from Shaquille O'Neal (Ft. DJ Quik, Nate Dogg & Peter Gunz) – Strait Playin' Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

Shaquille had recently made a blockbuster move from the Orlando Magic to the Los Angeles Lakers for 7 years and $120 million.

This first line of the hook is an attempt to help hype his arrival to Los Angeles while trying to appease the fans he left behind in Orlando.

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