Now let me welcome everybody to the wild, wild West

from 2Pac (Ft. Dr. Dre & Roger Troutman) – California Love Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

West siiiide! Cali’s as far west as you can go- the state where dreams can be realized, where it’s every man for himself in the pursuit of fame and riches.

The song also likens the modern day gangster and thug scene to the historical Wild West in the days of the Gold rush. Civilization was encroaching into the Western US and it was becoming a very dangerous and often lawless place.

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