Warren G

Warren G

Warren G

Biography

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.

Warren 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 Warren 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 Warren 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, Warren 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.

Discography

Warren G - Regulate... G Funk Era

Warren G - Regulate... G Funk Era

Violator Records 1995
Warren G - Take A Look Over Your Shoulder (Reality)

Warren G - Take A Look Over Your Shoulder (Reality)

Rush Associated Labels 1997
Warren G - I Want It All

Warren G - I Want It All

Restless Records, G-Funk Music 1999
Warren G - The Return Of The Regulator

Warren G - The Return Of The Regulator

Universal Records 2001
Warren G - In The Mid-Nite Hour

Warren G - In The Mid-Nite Hour

Hawino Records, Lightyear Entertainment 2005
Warren G - The G Files

Warren G - The G Files

TTL Records 2009
Warren G - Regulate... G Funk Era Part II The EP

Warren G - Regulate... G Funk Era Part II The EP

G Funk Music Inc 2015

Guest Appearances

Dr. Dre - The Chronic
  • Deeez Nuuuts

Dr. Dre - The Chronic

Interscope Records, Priority Records, Death Row Records 1992
Snoop Doggy Dogg - Doggystyle
  • Ain't No Fun (If The Homies Can't Have None)

Snoop Doggy Dogg - Doggystyle

Death Row Records 1993
DFC - Things In Tha Hood
  • Pass The Hooter

DFC - Things In Tha Hood

Assault Records, Big Beat 1994
Shaquille O'Neal - Shaq Fu - Da Return
  • My Dear

Shaquille O'Neal - Shaq Fu: Da Return

Jive 1994
Slick Rick - Behind Bars
  • Behind Bars (Dum Ditty Dum Mix)

Slick Rick - Behind Bars

Def Jam Recordings 1994
Twinz - Conversation
  • Pass It On

Twinz - Conversation

Rush Associated Labels, G-Funk Music, Def Jam Recordings, Mercury 1995
Snoop Doggy Dogg - Tha Doggfather
  • Groupie

Snoop Doggy Dogg - Tha Doggfather

Death Row Records, Interscope Records 1996
Nate Dogg - G-Funk Classics Vol. 1 & 2
  • Friends

Nate Dogg - G-Funk Classics Vol. 1 & 2

Breakaway Entertainment 1998
Mac Dre - Rapper Gone Bad
  • Fast Money

Mac Dre - Rapper Gone Bad

Romp Records, Swerve Records 1999
Reel Tight - Back To The Real
  • Don't Wake Me

Reel Tight - Back To The Real

G-Funk Music, Restless Records 1999
Snoop Dogg - No Limit Top Dogg
  • Don't Wake Me

Snoop Dogg - No Limit Top Dogg

No Limit Records, Priority Records 1999
Kurupt - Tha Streetz Iz A Mutha
  • Neva Gonna Give It Up

Kurupt - Tha Streetz Iz A Mutha

Antra Records, Artemis Records 1999
Snoop Dogg Presents Tha Eastsidaz
  • Be Thankful

Snoop Dogg Presents Tha Eastsidaz

TVT Records 2000
TQ - The Second Coming
  • The Grind

TQ - The Second Coming

Epic, Clockwork Entertainment 2000
Shade Sheist - Informal Introduction
  • Wake Up

Shade Sheist - Informal Introduction

MCA Records 2002
L.A. Confidential Presents Knoc-Turn'al
  • Str8 Westcoast (Remix)

L.A. Confidential Presents Knoc-Turn'al

Elektra 2002
Snoop Dogg - Paid Tha Cost To Be Da Bo$$
  • From Long Beach 2 Brick City

Snoop Dogg - Paid Tha Cost To Be Da Bo$$

Priority Records 2002
Da 5 Footaz - The Lost Scrolls
  • 5 Foot City

Da 5 Footaz - The Lost Scrolls

Addicted 2 Music 2003
Knoc-Turn'al - The Way I Am
  • What We Do

Knoc-Turn'al - The Way I Am

Elektra 2004
Goldie Loc - Still Eastsidin'
  • Make You Wanna

Goldie Loc - Still Eastsidin'

Siccness Records 2004
Strapt - Los Anarchy Chaosfornia
  • The End

Strapt - Los Anarchy Chaosfornia

Hawino Records 2005
Reyes Bros - Ghetto Therapy
  • We O.G.'s

Reyes Bros - Ghetto Therapy

Latin Thug Records 2006
Triple C's - Custom Cars & Cycles
  • Chick'n Talk'n

Triple C's - Custom Cars & Cycles

Def Jam Recordings, Maybach Music Group 2009
Ray J - For The Love Of
  • Crush

Ray J - For The Love Of

Knock-Out Entertainment, 51 Minds Entertainment 2009
Dirt Nasty - Nasty As I Wanna Be
  • Milk, Milk, Lemonade

Dirt Nasty - Nasty As I Wanna Be

Shoot To Kill Music, RBC Records 2010
Snoop Dogg & Wiz Khalifa - Mac + Devin Go To High School
  • I Get Lifted

Snoop Dogg & Wiz Khalifa - Mac + Devin Go To High School

Atlantic 2011
9th Wonder - The Wonder Years
  • Enjoy (West Coastin')

9th Wonder - The Wonder Years

It's A Wonderful World Music Group 2011
Shade Sheist - Informal Introduction: Classic Edition
  • Wake Up

Shade Sheist - Informal Introduction: Classic Edition

N With The Words Music 2014

Compilations

Above The Rim (The Soundtrack)
  • Regulate

Various - Above The Rim (The Soundtrack)

Interscope Records, Death Row Records 1994
The Show (Original Soundtrack)
  • Still Can't Fade It

Various - The Show (Original Soundtrack)

Def Jam Recordings 1995
Bad Boys - Music From The Motion Picture
  • So Many Ways (Bad Boys Version)

Various - Bad Boys - Music From The Motion Picture

Work 1995
The Nutty Professor Soundtrack
  • We Want Yo Hands Up

Various - The Nutty Professor Soundtrack

Def Jam Recordings 1996
Supercop (Music From And Inspired By The Dimension Motion Picture)
  • What's Love Got To Do With It

Various - Supercop (Music From And Inspired By The Dimension Motion Picture)

Interscope Records 1996
Death Row - Greatest Hits
  • Ain't No Fun

Various - Death Row - Greatest Hits

Death Row Records 1996
Def Jam's Greatest Hits
  • Regulate

Various - Def Jam's Greatest Hits

Rush Associated Labels 1997
Good Burger (Music From The Original Motion Picture)
  • Friends

Various - Good Burger (Music From The Original Motion Picture)

Capitol Records 1997
Jermaine Dupri Presents Life In 1472
  • Protector's Of 1472

Various - Jermaine Dupri Presents Life In 1472

Columbia, So So Def 1998
Kid Capri - Soundtrack To The Streets
  • Interlude

Kid Capri - Soundtrack To The Streets

Track Masters, Columbia 1998
DJ Screw - 3 'N The Mornin' (Part Two) Remix
  • So Many Ways

DJ Screw - 3 'N The Mornin' (Part Two) Remix

Bigtyme Recordz 1998
Nuthin' But A Gangsta Party
  • I Want It All

Various - Nuthin' But A Gangsta Party

Priority Records 2000
Pandemonium
  • Baller's Night Out

Various - Pandemonium

Snake Pit Records 2001
Snoop Doggy Dogg - Death Row's Snoop Doggy Dogg Greatest Hits
  • Ain't No Fun (If The Homies Can't Have None)

Snoop Doggy Dogg - Death Row's Snoop Doggy Dogg Greatest Hits

Death Row Records, Doggy Style Records, Priority Records 2001
Daz Dillinger Presents Who Ride Wit Us - Tha Compalation Vol. 1
  • Why Oh Why

Various - Daz Dillinger Presents Who Ride Wit Us - Tha Compalation Vol. 1

DPG Recordz 2001
DPGC - The Remix LP
  • This DJ (Warren G Remix)

DPGC - The Remix LP

DPG Recordz 2002
Mac Dre - Tha Best Of Mac Dre
  • Fast Money

Mac Dre - Tha Best Of Mac Dre

Thizz Entertainment 2002
Music From And Inspired By The Film Beef
  • Let's Go (It's A Movement)

Various - Music From And Inspired By The Film Beef

Strange Music 2003
Death Row - Greatest Hits Volume Two
  • Regulate

Various - Death Row - Greatest Hits Volume Two

Death Row Records, Ron Winter Productions 2003
Various - True Crime: Streets Of L.A.
  • What U Wanna Do

Various - True Crime: Streets Of L.A.

Koch Records 2003
Mac Dre - Special Guest Appearances
  • Fast Money

Mac Dre - Special Guest Appearances

Thizz Entertainment 2004
The Very Best Of Death Row
  • Regulate

Various - The Very Best Of Death Row

Death Row Records 2005
Various - French Braids Presents Past And Present Hitz 2000-2005
  • Ballers Night Out

Various - French Braids Presents Past And Present Hitz 2000-2005

French Braids Entertainment 2005
Various - O.G. Daddy V Presents Mix Master Spade Tribute Album (A Compton Legend)
  • Drop

Various - O.G. Daddy V Presents Mix Master Spade Tribute Album (A Compton Legend)

Not On Label 2005
Various - Dubee A.k.a. Sugawolf Presents West Coast Gangsta V.18
  • Clowin'

Various - Dubee A.k.a. Sugawolf Presents West Coast Gangsta V.18

Siccness Records 2007
N.W.A. And Their Family Tree
  • Regulate

Various - N.W.A And Their Family Tree

Priority Records, EMI 2008
Various - French Braids Presents Lost & Found
  • Ballers Night Out

Various - French Braids Presents Lost & Found

French Braids Entertainment 2008
Tha Dogg Pound - Doggy Bag
  • Let's Play House (Original)

Tha Dogg Pound - Doggy Bag

WIDEawake, Death Row Records 2012
Brotha Lynch Hung - Suicide Tour: Ten Years Later
  • By My Side

Brotha Lynch Hung - Suicide Tour: Ten Years Later

Siccmade Muzicc 2014
Various - We Run LBC (Hosted By Warren G)
  • Great Place To Visit

Various - We Run LBC (Hosted By Warren G)

Faverit Entertainment Inc. 2014

Production

Poetic Justice (Music From The Motion Picture)
  • Indo Smoke

Various - Poetic Justice (Music From The Motion Picture)

Epic Soundtrax 1993
MC Breed - The New Breed
  • Gotta Get Mine

MC Breed - The New Breed

Wrap Records, Power Records, S.D.E.G. Records 1993
Warren G - Regulate... G Funk Era
  • All Tracks

Warren G - Regulate... G Funk Era

Violator Records 1994
Above The Rim (The Soundtrack)
  • Regulate

Various - Above The Rim (The Soundtrack)

Interscope Records, Death Row Records 1994
Thug Life - Volume 1
  • How Long Will They Mourn Me?

Thug Life - Volume 1

Interscope Records 1994
DFC - Things In Tha Hood
  • Things In Tha Hood

DFC - Things In Tha Hood

Assault Records, Big Beat 1994
Shaquille O'Neal - Shaq Fu - Da Return
  • My Dear

Shaquille O'Neal - Shaq Fu: Da Return

Jive 1994
B-Ball's Best Kept Secret
  • Flow On

Various - B-Ball's Best Kept Secret

Immortal Records 1994
Jason's Lyric - The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
  • First Round Draft Pick

Various - Jason's Lyric - The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

Mercury 1994
Kam - Made In America
  • Keep Tha Peace

Kam - Made In America

EastWest Records America 1995
Twinz - Conversation
  • Pass It On

Twinz - Conversation

Rush Associated Labels, G-Funk Music, Def Jam Recordings, Mercury 1995
The Show (Original Soundtrack)
  • Summertime In The LBC

Various - The Show (Original Soundtrack)

Def Jam Recordings 1995
The Dove Shack - This Is The Shack
  • This Is The Shack

The Dove Shack - This Is The Shack

Rush Associated Labels 1995
Bad Boys - Music From The Motion Picture
  • So Many Ways (Bad Boys Version)

Various - Bad Boys - Music From The Motion Picture

Work 1995
Yo Yo - Total Control
  • Yo Yo's Night

Yo Yo - Total Control

EastWest Records America 1996
The Nutty Professor Soundtrack
  • We Want Yo Hands Up

Various - The Nutty Professor Soundtrack

Def Jam Recordings 1996
Supercop (Music From And Inspired By The Dimension Motion Picture)
  • What's Love Got To Do With It

Various - Supercop (Music From And Inspired By The Dimension Motion Picture)

Interscope Records 1996
Warren G - Take A Look Over Your Shoulder (Reality)
  • All Tracks

Warren G - Take A Look Over Your Shoulder (Reality)

Rush Associated Labels 1997
2Pac - R U Still Down? [Remember Me]
  • Definition Of A Thug Nigga

2Pac - R U Still Down? [Remember Me]

Jive, Amaru Records 1997
Def Jam's Greatest Hits
  • Regulate

Various - Def Jam's Greatest Hits

Rush Associated Labels 1997
Chuy Gomez - Best Of The Bay: Chapter I
  • Gotta Get Mine

Various - Chuy Gomez Presents Best Of The Bay: Chapter I

Bay Rider Entertainment 1997
2Pac - Greatest Hits
  • How Long Will They Mourn Me?

2Pac - Greatest Hits

Death Row Records, Interscope Records 1998
Kurupt - Kuruption!
  • That's Gangsta

Kurupt - Kuruption!

ANTRA Records, A&M Records 1998
Nate Dogg - G-Funk Classics Vol. 1 & 2
  • Friends

Nate Dogg - G-Funk Classics Vol. 1 & 2

Breakaway Entertainment 1998
Warren G - I Want It All
  • Game Don't Wait

Warren G - I Want It All

Restless Records, G-Funk Music 1999
Mac Dre - Rapper Gone Bad
  • Fast Money

Mac Dre - Rapper Gone Bad

Romp Records, Swerve Records 1999
Reel Tight - Back To The Real
  • Sittin' In The Club

Reel Tight - Back To The Real

G-Funk Music, Restless Records 1999
TQ - The Second Coming
  • The Grind

TQ - The Second Coming

Epic, Clockwork Entertainment 2000
Snoop Dogg Presents Tha Eastsidaz
  • Big Bang Theory

Tha Eastsidaz - Snoop Dogg Presents Tha Eastsidaz

TVT Records 2000
Damizza Presents Where I Wanna Be
  • Bounce

Various - Damizza Presents Where I Wanna Be

London-Sire Records 2000
Music From The Motion Picture Big Momma's House
  • Radio

Various - Music From The Motion Picture Big Momma's House

So So Def Recordings 2000
Warren G - The Return Of The Regulator
  • Here Comes Another Hit

Warren G - The Return Of The Regulator

Universal Records 2001
Daz Dillinger Presents Who Ride Wit Us - Tha Compalation Vol. 1
  • Why Oh Why

Various - Daz Dillinger Presents Who Ride Wit Us - Tha Compalation Vol. 1

DPG Recordz 2001
Bones - Original Motion Picture Houndtrack
  • If You Came Here To Party

Various - Bones - Original Motion Picture Houndtrack

Priority Records 2001
Uninvited Guest (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
  • Through The Rain

Various - Uninvited Guest (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

Main St. Music Inc. 2001
Death Row - Greatest Hits Volume Two
  • Regulate

Various - Death Row - Greatest Hits Volume Two

Death Row Records, Ron Winter Productions 2003
Knoc-Turn'al - The Way I Am
  • What We Do

Knoc-Turn'al - The Way I Am

Elektra 2004
Warren G - In The Mid-Nite Hour
  • I Need A Light

Warren G - In The Mid-Nite Hour

Hawino Records, Lightyear Entertainment 2005
XXX: State Of The Union - Music From The Motion Picture
  • Lookin' For U

Various - XXX: State Of The Union - Music From The Motion Picture

Jive 2005
Reyes Bros - Ghetto Therapy
  • We O.G.'s

Reyes Bros - Ghetto Therapy

Latin Thug Records 2006
N.W.A. And Their Family Tree
  • Regulate

Various - N.W.A And Their Family Tree

Priority Records, EMI 2008
Warren G - The G Files
  • 100 Miles And Runnin´

Warren G - The G Files

TTL Records 2009
Ray J - For The Love Of
  • Crush

Ray J - For The Love Of

Knock-Out Entertainment, 51 Minds Entertainment 2009
2 Scoop - It's About Time
  • Shack Is Back

2 Scoop - It's About Time

Scooped Up Entertainment 2010
Snoop Dogg & Wiz Khalifa - Mac + Devin Go To High School
  • I Get Lifted

Snoop Dogg & Wiz Khalifa - Mac + Devin Go To High School

Atlantic 2011
Styles P - Master Of Ceremonies
  • How I Fly

Styles P - Master Of Ceremonies

D-Block Records, eOne Music 2011
E-40 - The Block Brochure: Welcome To The Soil 3
  • What Happened To Them Days

E-40 - The Block Brochure: Welcome To The Soil 3

Heavy On The Grind Entertainment 2012