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Warren G

Born Warren Griffin III, Warren G exploded out of the burgeoning Long Beach rap scene in 1994 with the smash single "Regulate," a duet with longtime friend Nate Dogg, and its accompanying album, Regulate...G Funk Era. G grew up in Long Beach listening to his parents' extensive collection of jazz, soul and funk records, also frequently hanging out at the local V.I.P. record store. As a teenager, he and his friends Nate Dogg and future superstar Snoop Dogg formed a rap group called 213, after their area code. Unfortunately, all three had brushes with the law and spent time in jail, which motivated them to get jobs, also working on their music on the side. Eventually, the V.I.P. record store allowed the trio to practice and record in a back room. It was here that Snoop cut the demo "Super Duper Snooper," which G played for his half-brother Dr. Dre at a party. Dre invited all three to his studio and wound up collaborating with Snoop on The Chronic. While G also made several contributions, he opted to develop his talents mostly outside of Dre's shadow. He honed his musical skills while producing such artists as MC Breed and 2Pac. A break came when his vocal collaboration with Mista Grimm, "Indo Smoke," appeared on the Poetic Justice soundtrack. Soon after that, G recorded his debut album for Violator. "Regulate" appeared on the Above the Rim soundtrack and was released as a single. It quickly became a massive hit, peaking at #2 on the Billboard charts and pushing the album up to the same position. The album eventually went triple platinum, with "This D.J." becoming his second Top 10 hit. Warren G took nearly three years to complete his second album, returning in the spring of 1997 with Take A Look Over Your Shoulder, which was greeted with decidedly mixed reviews and weak sales. I Want It All followed in 1999 with The Return of the Regulator appearing two years later. In 2005 he signed with Lightyear Enterntainment and released In the Mid-Nite Hour. ~ Steve Huey
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Stations Featuring
Warren G

    '90s Hip-Hop

    '90s Hip-Hop
    6 songs

    West Coast Hip-Hop

    West Coast Hip-Hop
    4 songs

    '80s Hip-Hop

    '80s Hip-Hop
    1 song

    '80s Urban Music

    '80s Urban Music
    1 song

    Classic Hip-Hop

    1 song

    Top Hip-Hop

    1 song

    Hip-Hop Party

    1 song

    '90s Pop

    1 song

Albums by
Warren G

Top Songs by
Warren G

  1.   Song
  2.   Regulate by Nate Dogg
  3.   This D.J.
  4.   I Shot the Sheriff
  5.   Do You See
  6.   So Many Ways
  7.   This Is the Shack
  8.   100 Miles and Runnin' featuring Nate Dogg
  9.   I Want It All
  10.   Lookin' at You
  11.   Yo' Sassy Ways
  12.   This Is Dedicated to You by Latoya Williams
  13.   Game Don't Wait
  14.   I Need a Light
  15.   PYT
  16.   Outro
  17.   My House by Nate Dogg
  18.   Suicide by RBX
  19.   Pump Up (Skit)
  20.   What's Next
  21.   Super Soul Sis
  22.   You Never Know
  23.   Keep on Hustlin' featuring Bun B
  24.   Walk These Streets
  25.   They Lovin' Me Now
  26.   Recognize
  27.   My Momma (Ola Mae)
  28.   Smokin' Me Out
  29.   Masquerade featuring Halla
  30.   Let's Get High (420) featuring Black Nicc
  31.   Intro SHHHHH
  32.   All I Ask of You
  33.   Yes Sir
  34.   In the Mid-Nite Hour
  35.   Garilla Pimpin
  36.   Weed Song
  37.   In Case Some Sh$# Go Down
  38.   Deez Nuts, Pt. 2 (Skit)
  39.   Runnin' Wit No Breaks
  40.   And Ya Don't Stop
  41.   Back Up
  42.   Somethin' to Bounce To
  43.   Ricky in Church
  44.   In Case Some Shit Go Down
  45.   In Case Some SHS' Go Down
  46.   On My Mind
  47.   VD3 & Mousse T. Radio Mix
  48.   West is Back featuring Halla
  49.   True Star by BJ
  50.   Drinks Ain't Free
  51.   Crush
  52.   Ahh
  53.   I Like That There
  54.   Wheels Keep Spinning
  55.   A Chronic Break
  56.   Get U Down
  57.   Do What It Do (Featuring Bishop Lamont)
  58.   On My Mind (11:59 P.M.)
  59.   Shhhh (Intro)
  60.   Turn It Up Loud
  61.   Keepin' It Strong
  62.   G-Funk Is Here 2 Stay
  63.   It Ain't Nothin' Wrong With You
  64.   Speed Dreamin'
  65.   Young Locs Slow Down
  66.   This Gangsta S**t Is Too Much
  67.   Intro
  68.   '94 Ho Draft
  69.   Gangsta Sermon
  70.   G-Spot
  71.   Havin' Things
  72.   Dollars Make Sense