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Re: Dr. Dre's Ghost Writer J. Flexx Talks Writing Mega Hit 'California Love'
« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2022, 06:49:52 AM »
Always been a huge fan of J. Flexx. He wrote some classic verses. I wish people would ask him about his unreleased Death Row album.
 
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Re: Dr. Dre's Ghost Writer J. Flexx Talks Writing Mega Hit 'California Love'
« Reply #2 on: September 22, 2022, 07:25:25 AM »
Always been a huge fan of J. Flexx. He wrote some classic verses. I wish people would ask him about his unreleased Death Row album.

one thing I will say is I didn't really feel Dre's unreleased "California Love" 2nd verse but maybe because Pac's verse fit the beat like a glove
 
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Re: Dr. Dre's Ghost Writer J. Flexx Talks Writing Mega Hit 'California Love'
« Reply #3 on: September 22, 2022, 05:10:05 PM »
he's credited on this song.  how is he a ghost writer?
 

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Re: Dr. Dre's Ghost Writer J. Flexx Talks Writing Mega Hit 'California Love'
« Reply #4 on: September 22, 2022, 09:17:00 PM »
he's credited on this song.  how is he a ghost writer?

In AEOM Booklet?
 

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Re: Dr. Dre's Ghost Writer J. Flexx Talks Writing Mega Hit 'California Love'
« Reply #5 on: September 23, 2022, 04:13:57 AM »
he's credited on this song.  how is he a ghost writer?

He actually isn't credited in the booklet.
 

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Re: Dr. Dre's Ghost Writer J. Flexx Talks Writing Mega Hit 'California Love'
« Reply #6 on: September 23, 2022, 07:44:34 AM »
I've never understood why they had a megaton bomb of a single and put the lesser remix on Pac's album instead.  What was the reason for this?
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« Reply #7 on: September 23, 2022, 08:16:03 AM »
I've never understood why they had a megaton bomb of a single and put the lesser remix on Pac's album instead.  What was the reason for this?

EU version has both versions.
 
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« Reply #8 on: September 23, 2022, 09:24:31 AM »
EU version has both versions.

yep

I've never understood why they had a megaton bomb of a single and put the lesser remix on Pac's album instead.  What was the reason for this?

who knows why they didn’t put it on the US version…instead they later released it on the “How Do U Want It” single which also contained “Hit Em Up”
 

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« Reply #9 on: September 23, 2022, 12:17:28 PM »
yep

who knows why they didn’t put it on the US version…instead they later released it on the “How Do U Want It” single which also contained “Hit Em Up”

It was released as a single in '95 too.
 

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« Reply #10 on: September 23, 2022, 01:30:49 PM »
It was released as a single in '95 too.

In the US i think it was only released on Vinyl in ‘95

I remember looking for the CD single and could not find it anywhere
 
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Re: Dr. Dre's Ghost Writer J. Flexx Talks Writing Mega Hit 'California Love'
« Reply #11 on: September 23, 2022, 04:34:22 PM »
He actually isn't credited in the booklet.

credited on spotify, if that means anything
 
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« Reply #12 on: September 23, 2022, 10:38:35 PM »
credited on spotify, if that means anything

He isn't credited on the booklet .... Thats why I asked before
 
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In the US i think it was only released on Vinyl in ‘95

I remember looking for the CD single and could not find it anywhere

Yep! Looks like it.

https://www.discogs.com/master/84794-2Pac-California-Love

I have a feeling Suge didn't wanna add it to the album so people had to cop the single? He did somethin' similar with the "Greatest Hits".
 

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Always been a huge fan of J. Flexx. He wrote some classic verses. I wish people would ask him about his unreleased Death Row album.

Yeah true, but he loses some points for that Death Row's Greatest hits tracks "Who's Been There/Who's Done That" where he dissed Dre after Dre put him on.

But yeah, the man is a genius writer.  "Been There Done That" was so far ahead of it's time when it dropped, we stuck around for Illuminati and got caught up...and a lot like "New York, New York" East Coast heads saying the West had no lyrics and what not got fuccin served on that shit
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