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