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LL Cool J’s ‘Going Back to Cali’ went platinum on May 30, 2017

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When did L.L. Cool J's “Going Back to Cali” go platinum? It went platinum on May 30, 2017.

released “Going Back to Cali” on Jan 20, 1988, and 29 years later the single was certified platinum by the RIAA. The track was from his album Walking with a Panther. The song went gold on May 28, 1991, and was featured on the soundtrack to the movie Less than Zero starring a young Robert Downey Jr.

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The song was produced by and co-written by and was distributed via . It features booming 808s and record-scratches over a minimalist drum machine beat. The song was a huge crossover hit for Cool J and was later reimagined as a song by from his Life After Death album. Later, in 2021 Cool J was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

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