MTV Vault YouTube channel has released rare footage of Tupac Shakur and Dr. Dre on the set of “California Love” music video.
The footage starts off with Tupac and Dr. Dre joking around and giving a big shout out to director Hype Williams who appears on camera briefly. “You gonna win an award for this one,” shouted Tupac.
During the on-set interview, Dr. Dre stated how “California Love” the song itself and the video all cane together within a week.
The Cali anthem was originally a Dre solo, but that was until Tupac was released from prison and signed to Death Row Records.
Peaking at number one on the Billboard 100, “California Love” became one of Tupac’s most successful songs.
Another interesting fact revealed by Dr. Dre is when he said Jada Pinkett-Smith came up with the concept for the music video. “California Love” was set in the year 2095 after the world ended as Tupac and Dr. Dre party it up, only to have Chris Tucker try and stop it. “Its a little different from what she came up with but we liked the idea and ran with it,” Dre said.