Artist: 2Pac
City: Los Angeles
Year: 1996
Best Line: "I love Cali like I love women / Cause every nigga in L.A. got a little bit of thug in him."

Sung by Non-native Makes Us Want to Visit

Pac so frequently discussed his own demise, how much he was hated, that it can become an eerie experience listening to his catalog in 2011. Which means the low-key bounce and sunniness of "To Live and Die in L.A." stands out even more. He puts his enormous personality in the background to love the city he adopted as his home. With a sweetly sung chorus and relatively relaxed verses, "To Live and Die in L.A." feels like California sunshine, and for a moment the listener is permitted to bask in it and forget that Tupac Shakur is gone.