Archives

Hear How Warren G Saved Def Jam Records (Audio)

Warren Griffin, III is revered as a  Hip-Hop underdog. The MC/producer/DJ better known as Warren G came up as the shy half-brother of Dr. Dre. Raised in Long Beach, California

A New Documentary Series Will Show The Rise & Fall Of Death Row Records

There are few storylines, whether fact or fiction, filled with more drama, violence, or ups and downs than the tale of Death Row Records. Founded in 1991 by Dr. Dre

Six Years After His Passing, We Still Have Much Love For Nate Dogg (Video)

Six years ago today, music lost a true talent in Nathaniel Hale. The singer better known as Nate Dogg has one of the richest voices of the last 25 years.

Finding The GOAT Producer: DJ Quik vs. Dr. Dre. Who Is Better?

“Finding the GOAT Producer,” the third installment of Ambrosia For Heads’s annual battle series features Hip-Hop’s greatest producers vying for the #1 spot. Thirty producers were pre-selected by a panel

Snoop Dogg’s Santa Brought His Gifts In A ’64 Impala Sleigh (Video)

What do you get when you mix Snoop Dogg, Nate Dogg’s soaring vocals, an iconic Isaac Hayes sample and a nod to the Godfather of Soul? Christmas Rap, G-Funk style.

This Alternate Version Of “How Long Will They Mourn Me” Has An Unreleased Tupac Verse (Audio)

Long before they were label-mates at Death Row, Tupac Shakur and Nate Dogg made a jam together. Thug Life’s 1994 single “How Long Will They Mourn Me?” is eerie, given

15 Years Ago, Nate Dogg & Pharoahe Monch Made a Pledge To The Funk (Audio)

Nearly 16 years ago to the date, Rawkus Records dropped Lyricist Lounge 2, a compilation album featuring – among others – the Notorious B.I.G., Big L, Guru, Q-Tip, and Royce

Redman, Lloyd Banks, Jadakiss & Obie Trice Set Up A New Standard For Collabos (Audio)

After signing to Eminem’s Shady Records in 2000, fellow Detroit native Obie Trice (real name, no gimmicks) dropped his debut album Cheers, three years later. Production from Eminem, Dr. Dre,

The Game’s Rap Dreams Are Still Stranded On Death Row (Audio)

Dr. Dre released his solo debut The Chronic more than a decade before he would help introduce the world to 50 Cent. However, one Dre co-executive produced (with Eminem) 2003’s

Watch Nate Dogg Freestyle A Hook & See Why He Will Forever Regulate (Video)

Five years ago today (March 15, 2011), the world lost Nate Dogg. The four-time Grammy-nominated hit-maker and founding member of 213 injected a Gospel Soul sensibility into Hip-Hop through three

Nate Dogg Was A Phenomenal Singer, But He Remains Unsung. Watch The Episode (Video)

Nate Dogg has been a part of some of Hip-Hop’s biggest records. Whether his 213 family of Snoop Dogg and Warren G, Dr. Dre, Fabolous, or Eminem, Nathaniel Hale’s voice

Dr. Dre’s The Chronic vs. DJ Quik’s Safe + Sound. Which Is Better?

One year ago, Ambrosia For Heads launched a debate among its readers seeking to answer one of Hip-Hop’s most hotly-contested questions: who is the greatest MC of all time? “Finding

Daz Dillinger Is Really Serious About A Death Row Biopic…So Much So, He’s Cast It (Photos)

F. Gary Gray’s Straight Outta Compton blockbuster biopic of N.W.A. addresses the rise of not only the group, but 1980s West Coast Gangsta Rap. In the film, in addition to

Warren G Recalls Trying To Mediate Tupac & Biggie, An Untold Feud Behind Regulate (Audio)

In honor of his just-released Regulate…G Funk Era Pt. 2 EP, Warren G took the guest seat on the Combat Jack Show. The Long Beach, California MC/producer/DJ tells the show

Warren G Captures The Many Cultures Of The LBC In His Nate Dogg-Assisted Single (Video)

Long Beach, California is a versatile city. It introduced Snoop Dogg (and 213), Sublime, and T.S.O.L., among others. Warren G (also of 213) helped make it famous in the early

Warren G Releases “Keep On Hustlin'” Featuring Young Jeezy, Bun B & Nate Dogg (Audio)

For fans of West Coast Hip-Hop, this week is about to be EPIC. Not only will Dr. Dre be releasing Compton: The Soundtrack, his first album in nearly 16 years,

Warren G & Nate Dogg Found Fame Reworking ’80s Grooves. So Why Not An Encore? (Audio)

In 1994, Warren G & Nate Dogg brought the other gifted components of 213 to the forefront with “Regulate.” On Warren’s Def Jam Records debut, and Death Row Records’ Above The Rim

Warren G Is Releasing a Sequel to His Regulate Album and It Will Feature Unreleased Nate Dogg Vocals.

Dr. Dre gets ample props for The Chronic and 2001 as G-Funk masterpieces, as does DJ Quik for his many contributions to the genre. Aside from Warren G’s titular song

Ever See This Cypher With Snoop, Kurupt, Daz, Nate Dogg and Dr. Dre? (Video)

Ain’t nuthin’ like a gangsta party…Here’s a look back at an amazing studio moment from The Chronic era. Snoop Doggy Dogg, Kurupt and Daz conduct a crazy off the top

DJ Quik Talks Nate Dogg, Dr. Dre, Tupac, Kendrick Lamar, Eazy-E and More (Video)

DJ Quik is one of the best interviewees out right now. The same day Kendrick Lamar’s early-bird release of To Pimp A Butterfly is drawing some Quik comparisons, Montreality released

Nate Dogg Left A Giant Vacancy In Music. J. Period’s Tribute Mix Says It All… (Audio)

Four years ago today (March 15, 2011), Nathaniel “Nate Dogg” Hale died, tragically, after complications from a stroke. Since his earliest days, alongside Snoop Dogg and Warren G, Nate Dogg

Mayer Hawthorne & Jake One Dress Up A Snoop Dogg Hit With A Funky Tuxedo (Video)

One of the low-key, simply amazing collaborations going on right now is Tuxedo. A duo, the group consists of crossover hit DJ-turned-singer Mayer Hawthorne and Seattle, Washington producer Jake One.

Kenny G & Warren G Regulate A Mash-Up For Latenight TV…And It Grooves (Video)

Warren G’s smooth attitude and penchant for humor has made him something of a media darling. The 213 co-founder has traveled a long way from producing for Mista Grimm, and

Here’s a Mix Celebrating the Music of Death Row Records (Audio)

The Death Row Records brand has been plagued with controversy over the years, due to a litany of events surrounding people connected with the label in some fashion. At times,

Warren G Hilariously Explains Regulate for Funny or Die, Line by Line (Video)

As part of its Rap Chronicles series, Funny or Die caught up with Warren G to have him decode “Regulate,” his G-Funk classic with Nate Dogg. Despite fellow 213 member

There Have Been A Gang Of Death Row Records Documentaries, But This One Stands Tall (Video)

Starting when the label was less than six years old, documentaries started releasing around the creation, controversy, and commercial dominance of Death Row Records. Started by Marion “Suge” Knight and

A Long Way Away From 21st & Lewis, How Does Warren G Regulate Today? (Video)

It has been more than 20 years since Warren G & Nate Dogg released “Regulate” in the film, Above The Rim. The storytelling track on a funktafied Michael McDonald sample

Schoolboy Q Talks Tupac, Nate Dogg, Reality Rap and More with Montreality (Video)

Schoolboy Q is the latest Montreality interviewee. Q discusses what he did with his first big paycheck, his realest song ever, Tupac’s murder, his fantasy job, Nate Dogg having “the

As Easy as 213: How Warren G Launched the G-Funk Era

Here’s a truly amazing piece from Pitchfork on Warren G’s impact on the G-Funk era. While Dre’s name is often the one most prominently associated with the genre, it quite

Here’s a Playlist Celebrating the Life & Legacy of the 1 and Only Nate Dogg (Audio)

As we celebrate the life and legacy of Nate Dogg on the 3rd anniversary of his passing, here’s a playlist of some of the many jewels he dropped on the

RIP Nate Dogg. Here’s a Look Back at the Hip-Hop Hook King Discussing His Career (Video)

Rest in peace to Nate Dogg who passed away 3 years ago on 3/19. Here’s a rare look at Hip-Hop hook king discussing his career. Check out the video. Related:

Suga Free & Pimpin’ Young – 15 Minutes to 5 ft Nate Dogg

Here’s a song from Suga Free that features some unreleased vocals from Nate Dogg. Check out 15 Minutes to 5, also featuring Pimpin’ Young. Related: AFH: Nate Dogg Tribute (Playlist)

Mister Cee – Nate Dogg Tribute Mix

We’re keeping the love for Nate Dogg going. Here’s a tribute mix Mister Cee did dedicated to him today. You can listen to and download it below. Related: AFH: Nate

AFH: Nate Dogg Tribute (Playlist)

SXSW is always bitter sweet for me now. On the one hand, there is really no better experience on earth for a music lover. No matter what genre of music

Nate Dogg album It’s a Wonderful Life to be released in 2013

A new album of previously unreleased material from the one and only Nate Dogg is set to hit stores during the first half of 2013. The album is titled Nate

Here’s Warren G’s new video for Party We Will Throw Now featuring The Game & Nate Dogg (Video)

Happy birthday to Nate Dogg. The king of G-Funk Soul would have been 43 today. In honor of his birthday, Warren G has released the video for his song Party

DMX – Sh*t Don’t Change ft Snoop Dogg

DMX goes in on a track Dre produced for Snoop’s Tha Blue Carpet Treatment album. The Boss Dogg also adds some ad libs. DMX’s new free EP The Weigh In

Warren G – Party We Will Now ft Game & Nate Dogg

Last week, Warren G dropped a snippet of some new music featuring previously unreleased vocals from Nate Dogg. Here’s the whole song. Check out Warren G’s Party We Will Now

Tha Dogg Pound – 21 Gun Salute + Warren G plays a snippet of a new song featuring previously unreleased Nate Dogg vocals (Video)

Here’s another West Coast OG double play. First is a video of Warren G playing a snippet of some new music featuring previously unreleased Nate Dogg vocals and next is

Nate Dogg Tributes: Warren G – This Is Dedicated To You ft Latoia Williams (Video) + Mister Cee’s Nate Dogg Tribute Mix

As promised, the love for Nate Dogg continues. Below are a new video from Warren G called This Is Dedicated to You featuring Latoia Williams, as well as Mister Cee’s

Death Row Records was the most feared record label in the music industry. They are the 2nd most important hip-hop record label of all time. For the full scoop on Death Row and a video playlist of its classics, click here.

#2 Death Row Records The history of Death Row Records reads like a season of The Sopranos. Suge Knight was the Godfather figure who rose to power as quickly as

Here’s a look at the 20 most important hip-hop record labels of all time, starting with #20: Rawkus Records.

Before record labels were considered “the enemy” their brands actually meant something.  Artists dreamed of being on the same label as the MCs they grew up idolizing and some labels

Here’s a cool interview where Pharoahe Monch reflects on working with Nate Dogg to create the classic Oh No.

This was one of the few East Coast joints that Nate Dogg blessed. Sucker Free Here’s Oh No:

There have been a lot of great tributes to Nate Dogg but who better to show love than Warren G, Snoop and Tha Dogg Pound.

Check out their performance at SXSW. Also, below are 2 Nate Dogg mixes from DJ Premier and DJ Skee. DJ Premier Tribute Click here to download. DJ Skee Tribute Click

Rewin(d) – AFH Samples (Video Playlist)

We recently posted a documentary about sampling so it seems fitting to make this week’s playlist one dedicated to some classic samples. You’ll find music sampled by Jay-Z, Dr. Dre,