Getting high, Californicating

from Kanye West (Ft. 2 Chainz, Big Sean & Pusha T) – Mercy Lyrics on Rap Genius


A portmanteau of the words ‘California’ and ‘fornication,’ popularized by Red Hot Chili Peppers. In this case it simply means chilling out, getting high and basking in the superficial and pleasurable. Also, Californication is a show on showtime with David Duchovney. The main character is always high and drunk and partying

Big Sean was born in Santa Monica, California. Using Californication as a verb like this implies that casual sex of some sort is being had in California. He’s getting high and finding girls to play around with, sexually, in the area. It is taken as a given that it must be quite fun and easy to score in CA.

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