In the city of good ol' Watts
In the city, the city of Compton

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

Meaning

Watts and Compton are districts of Los Angeles

Watts is a neighborhood in South Los Angeles. Compton is an incorporated city in Los Angeles County. “The city of Compton” reference accurately reflects Compton’s status, while the “city of good ol' Watts” is more metaphorical. There has, however, been talk of the secessions of certain neighborhoods in South Los Angeles from the larger city

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