Tupac & Dr. Dre Behind The Scenes Of ‘California Love’ Unedited
In November 1995, Tupac spent four days (10,11,12,13) in the El Mirage Desert, CA to film the Hype Williams-directed video for the 2x Multi-Platinum single “California Love”.
Now, another new unedited footage has leaked online, showing Tupac, Dr. Dre, and Chris Tucker in the desert, behind the scenes of “California Love” video, which in fact won the 1996 MOBO (Music of Black Origin) Award for Best Video.
The 11 minutes and 24 seconds-long unedited video reveal to the fans some rare moments from the process of shooting the emblematic video. Starting with Dre arriving at the post-apocalyptic City of Oakland, where the cast and the decoration create the “Mad Max”-themed look of the near future, the year 2095. The idea for the video came from Tupac’s friend Jada Pinkett Smith and was recreated by the director.
At the 2 minutes and 40 seconds mark, the MTV reporter catches the eyes of Dre and Pac, who are obviously having fun on the set of the video shoot, later joined by the actor Chris Tucker.
The unedited clip follows the magic behind the making of the “California Love” video, by showing Tupac and Dr. Dre waiting for the staff to be ready so they shoot the part with the two verses of the track.
Shown from a different angle than we used to watch it, the behind the scenes footage finds the legendary MC and Dre dropping their verses on the stage. The video delivers the atmosphere that was created by both of the rappers and the whole crew responsible for creating the video for the club anthem.
Check out the video above.