The 10 Best Los Angeles Anthems

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  • The Game, 50 Cent
  • Dr. Dre
  • Bill Withers
  • DJ Quik
  • Kool & the Gang
  • 2Pac
  • Dr. Dre
  • N.W.A.
  • Ice Cube
  • Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre
  • Dr. Dre, Kendrick Lamar

"City of the Angels," Bill Withers

This 1976 song beautifully recounts Withers' real-life move to L.A., where he relocated at age 29 after nine years in the Navy. "L.A., L.A., find a place for me," Wither pleads. "Gimme all your spaces please, it's where I wanna be."  

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