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Monday, May 9, 2011

Warren G - Regulate...G-Funk Era

Wow. I'm going back to the old school again today. It seems to me that at least half of the world at one point was absolutely obsessed with 'Regulate'. Go ahead, admit you were too. Even today, if that track comes on the radio - most people would turn it up as loud as the stereo goes. I can't say I used to be any different, I bought this cd when I was 12 years old or so. Probably wore out the 'Regulate' portion of the cd. I'm going to get into some details of rap you guys may not have known. Try to follow along. Warren G, Nate Dogg and Snoop Doggy Dogg (known by at that time) all used to be part of a rap group called 213. They were in search of a record deal, when Warren G approached his stepbrother, Dr. Dre. Now, even though Warren had the connection, Nate Dogg and Snoop were the two signed to deals with Dre's Death Row Records. Even though he wasn't signed by Death Row, he contributed material to many of their albums. So then in 1994 - Warren signed with Violator Management which connected with Def Jam Records, released this album. My guess is in hindsight, Death Row had wished this would have dropped under their label. This album was a major success, as 3x platinum in the states. What's actually kind of crazy though, is this album is solid. 'Regulate' is an obvious choice for great song, but there are some other really amazing Southern California feel rap tracks. In fact, the whole album is very laid back West Coast feeling. Honestly, if you like that type of rap, this is probably a 5 star album for you. It's like laid back old Snoop songs with less crazy flow. A solid jam album. Warren is a gangsta thug - he enjoys music, and it shows on this album.

1. Regulate
2. Do You See
3. Gangsta Sermon
4. Recognize
5. Super Soul Sis
6. '94 Ho Draft
7. So Many Ways
8. This D.J.
9. This Is the Shack
10. What's Next
11. And Ya Don't Stop
12. Runnin' Wit No Breaks

Listen To Samples

Top 3 Tracks:
1. Regulate
2. Do You See
3. This DJ

4. What's Next

3.75 out of 5 stars


  1. I remember bumping this at your folks house when we were in grade school :D

  2. Hell yeah! What normal 10 year old didn't love this record?