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Warren G’s Documentary Trailer Shows How The G-Funk Era Is Forever (Video)

Nearly a year and a half ago, Warren G's G-Funk documentary made waves at the 2017 South By Southwest Film Festival. A partnership with filmmaker Karam Gill, the movie examines how a sub-genre of Hip-Hop largely credited to Warren, half-brother Dr. Dre, as well as an artists and producers such... Read more

A Lost Track Featuring Snoop & Dr. Dre Helped Launch Warren G’s G-Funk Era (Audio)

In November of 1993, Snoop Doggy Dogg's debut album became a commercial and artistic juggernaut for Rap music, especially on the West Coast. Calvin Cordozar Broadus, Jr. was a lanky 22-year-old who in just months, had gone from poverty to super-stardom. He had done so with Dr. Dre, the same... Read more

Daz Dillinger Says He Produced Some Of The Classics Credited To Dr. Dre & Names Them (Video)

In the mid-1990s, Daz Dillinger became an elite music producer. In addition to a heavy hand in his Dogg Pound group with Kurupt, the Long Beach, California representative laced high-profile tracks for Tupac Shakur's chart-topping All Eyez On Me, as well as tracks for Snoop Dogg, WC, C-Murder, and Nate... Read more

Slick Rick’s Most Cautionary Tale Was His Own, Told Over Warren G Funk (Video)

Slick Rick is a master storyteller with quite a tale to tell from his own life. The Ruler maintains a unique physical aesthetic which consists of Kangol caps, eye-patch, designer wardrobe, and enough gold jewelry to make Mr. T blush. His signature look was as magnetic as his laconic delivery,... Read more

Watch 40 Years Of Hip-Hop History In 4 Minutes In A Mind-Blowing Mashup (Video)

It ain't nothin' like Hip-Hop music...Over the last 40 years, there have been few forces in pop culture with more impact than Hip-Hop. Like Rock & Roll before it, the music and lifestyle shaped an entire generation and has had untold influence around the world. The Rub: The History of... Read more

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 Warren is the man many believe is responsible for the introduction of Snoop Dogg. Warren, keeping the music going at... Read more

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. Alongside Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre, Ludacris, Fabolous, Pharoahe Monch, Eminem, and his right-hand-man Warren G, the crooner within Tha Dogg... Read more

The G-Funk Documentary Pulls Warren G From The Background & Makes Him The Pioneer (Video)

For nearly 25 years, Warren G has been a powerful force within Hip-Hop. A multi-platinum MC, a hit producer, and an accomplished DJ, Warren Griffin joined his 213 band-mates (Snoop Dogg and Nate Dogg) and Daz Dillinger in putting Long Beach, California on the Hip-Hop map. While Warren's first three... Read more

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 of experts, and two slots will be reserved for wild-card entries, including the possibility for write-in candidates, to ensure no... Read more

Finding The GOAT Producer: DJ Quik vs. Warren G. Who Is Better?

“Finding the GOAT Producer” begins. 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 of experts, and two slots will be reserved for wild-card entries, including the possibility for write-in candidates, to ensure no deserving... Read more

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 that Shakur, Nate, and now Big Syke have all died since the record released. Furthermore, Jam Master Jay (who is... Read more

Learn 10 Mind-Blowing Facts About Dre, Tupac, & Eazy From The Definitive Book On L.A. Gangsta Rap

Perhaps even more than Hip-Hop's inception, or its commercial rise, the history of N.W.A. and the diaspora of West Coast Gangsta Rap is the culture's most intriguing story. There are heroes, villains, fights, triumphs, and a plethora of great music. Author Ben Westhoff's just-published Original Gangstas is as comprehensive a... Read more

Snoop Dogg Brings DJ Quik, Warren G, Bone Thugs & Tha Pound On Tour

Snoop Dogg will be back on the road with close associates Warren G, Tha Dogg Pound and DJ Quik, as well as the iconic Cleveland, Ohio clique Bone Thugs-N-Harmony. All three openers represent past Snoop collaborators, with Warren being a longtime 213 band-mate and Daz, Kurupt and Quik being former... Read more

Cold 187um Claims He Created G-Funk & Got Snoop Signed To Death Row (Video)

Last week, Above The Law's Cold 187um released his single "Legacy" featuring Ice Cube and The D.O.C. Premiering at Ambrosia For Heads, the track marked a full-circle reunion with the Pomona, California production and rapping icon with two of his former Ruthless Records label mates. Having just released his The... Read more

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 solo albums, a group record, and hits for Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre, 50 Cent, Tupac, Ludacris, Mos Def, Eminem, and... Read more

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 The GOAT MC” lasted between September 2014 and May 2015, engaging millions of readers and ultimately producing its winner, as... Read more

Big K.R.I.T. Restores The Glory With A Tape Featuring Warren G & Ludacris (Mixtape)

If Kendrick Lamar and Drake can rock the Hip-Hop space in an instant, why shouldn't Big K.R.I.T.? In a comparatively quiet 2015 for the Meridian, Mississippi double-threat, he makes up for lost time with a major splash in the water. It's Better This Way is a fitting title for an... Read more

Listen to the Best Hip-Hop of August 2015 in 1 Playlist (Audio)

August 2015 was an incredibly complex month for Hip-Hop. On the one hand, it was filled with tragedy and will forever be remembered as the month when we lost the great Sean Price. On the other hand, the month also brought a new album from Method Man, the first album... Read more

Warren G Freestyles Over K. Camp’s “Comfortable” And Has Fun With It (Video)

After an extended hiatus, Warren G has had a musical renaissance this Summer. Earlier this month, he released his Regulate...G Funk Era, Pt. II EP, which featured three songs with previously unreleased Nate Dogg vocals. As he makes the rounds in promotion of the EP, he stopped by DJ Booth... Read more

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 several times, that he is planning a book. This interview, (later featuring actor R. Marcus Taylor ("Suge Knight" in Straight... Read more

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 1990s, through hits like "Regulate." Twenty-one years later, "The G Child" is back in his element, making Regulate...G Funk Era,... Read more

Celebrate Warren G’s New EP a Day Early & Listen to ‘Regulate…G Funk Era Pt. 2’ (Album Stream)

It's been 21 years since Long Beach, California MC and producer Warren G released his debut album, Regulate...G Funk Era. The triple-Platinum selling LP is home to his duet "Regulate," a West Coast classic featuring the late Nate Dogg that remains his most successful track to date. Also housing the... Read more

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, will be releasing Regulate...G Funk Era II, a sequel to his 1994 classic, as well. Warren's release arrives... Read more

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 soundtrack (Nate's label), the song reverberated in some stylish G-Funk storytelling. With its pounding bassline, weed-scented coolness, and smooth Rap-meets-R&B... Read more

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 with Nate Dogg, however, his accompanying album often goes relatively unsung as a staple in the G-Funk catalog. With songs... Read more

Ever See This Rare Cypher With Tupac and Warren G Over a Classic Dr. Dre Beat? (Video)

Here's a look back at some amazing footage of Tupac, Warren G, Big Syke and Richie Rich holding a spur of the moment cypher in the studio, over the "Gz and Hustlas" track Dr. Dre produced for Snoop's Doggystle LP. Tupac and Warren G are the more commonly known of... Read more

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. For years, Jake Uno has lived in the shadow, regardless of whether he was working with G-Unit or Quannum Projects.... Read more

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 made his way into a frequent source of humor for "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" to VICE, and Funny Or Die. The... Read more

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, the negativity seemed to be louder than the records being produced by the company. The reason that news was relevant,... Read more

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 Snoop's admonition, the "G Child" told the game for free, to great satisfaction. In a little over two minutes, he... Read more

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 gave a proper stepping out for Warren and Nate, after some strong assistance a year prior on their 213 homie,... Read more

Def Jam is Celebrating Its 30th Anniversary with a Mega Concert of Artists Old and New

2014 marks the 30th anniversary of Def Jam Recordings, the record company many would argue was the most important in cementing Hip-Hop's legacy. Def Jam has been celebrating the landmark milestone throughout the year with re-releases, box sets and more. Today, they've announced they will be throwing a mega concert... Read more

AFH: The Week in Video (8/3/14) (Video Playlist)

This week in video brought new visuals from Scarface & Akon, The Lox & Mobb Deep, Apollo Brown and REKS, a dramatic reading from Warren G, freestyles from Taylor Bennett (Chance the Rapper's brother) and Vic Mensa, a preview of The Simpsons vs. The Family Guy and more. Check out... Read more

Warren G Reads Love Letters From President Warren G Harding (Video)

A quintessential example of the West Coast's G-Funk era, California's own Warren G hits the stage on Jimmy Kimmel Live to regulate a few lines from love letters written by a completely different Warren G altogether. No, Warren G isn't creating an alter ego a la Flying Lotus and Captain... Read more

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 possibly may not have existed without little stepbrother Warren. Check out the excerpts below and then head to pitchfork for... Read more

Take a Trip Back to the G-Funk Era With This Video Playlist (Video)

Here's a video playlist to transport you back to the G-Funk era. You'll see vintage clips from Dr. Dre, Snoop, Tha Dogg Pound, Warren G, 2Pac, Spice 1, The Luniz, DJ Quik and more. Check it out. Related: Here’s a playlist celebrating the 21+ year career of the legendary DJ... Read more

Curren$y & Le$ Roll Out Over a Soulful OutKast Track (Audio)

Curren$y and Le$ put their spin on OutKast's Ova Da Wudz track, and they added a little Warren G and Snoop. Check out The Roll Out. Related: Curren$y & Le$ Tell Us It’s Over With A Thumping Cardo Beat (Audio)... Read more

Out Of Seemingly Thin & Smoky Air, Snoop Dogg Releases That’s My Work 3 (Mixtape)

Snoop Dogg isn't big on warning shots. Tha Doggfather already hit fans today (February 27) with a rare glimpse at what his world sounds like when it combines with Madlib the Loopdigga. Then, just hours later, he drops off That's My Work 3. The third installment in the mixtape series... Read more

Suge Knight, Warren G, Game Party Together In Celebration Of E-40

E-40 is one of the figures that's always been able to blend the West Coast. Even when California's Rap community was filled with beef between Death Row, Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre, and others, and Game was at it with Yukmouth and JT Tha Bigga Figga 40 Water and his Sick... Read more

Snoop Dogg, Warren G & Nate Dogg – It Ain’t No Fun (Original Version) ft Kurupt

Now THIS IS CRAZY!!! Here's the ORIGINAL version of Snoop, Warren G, Nate Dogg and Kurupt's classic It Ain't No Fun (If the Homies Can't Have None) before the good Doctor touched it. This is so OG it was ripped from a cassette!! Get this goodness. Related: Warren G -... Read more

Mistah F.A.B. – Dreams ft Warren G

Warren G jumps on a funky track with Mistah F.A.B. Check out Dreams. Related: Warren G - Party We Will Throw Now ft The Game & Nate Dogg (Video)... Read more

The impact of Chris Lighty

The hip-hop community is still reeling from the sudden and tragic loss of Chris Lighty on Thursday. Here are links to 2 of the better articles written about both the impact Lighty had on hip-hop culture and the man, himself. First is an article written by Rob Kenner of Complex... Read more

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 We Will Throw Now, which features The Game and the one and only Nate Dogg. Check it out below. Related:... Read more

Warren G – Still in Love

Here's a new one from the G Child, Warren G. Check out Still in Love.  Related:  How the West was Won: playlist of West Coast hip-hop past and present (Audio)... Read more

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 featuring Game and Nate Dogg on the hook (tagged up by DJ Skee). Related: Warren G - This Is Dedicated... Read more

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 a second new song from Tha Dogg Pound in 2 days. No complaints...Check out the Warren G video and Tha... Read more

E-40 – What Happened to Them Days ft J Banks (Video)

E-40 waxes nostalgic on the Warren G-produced What Happened to Them Days featuring J Banks. Check out the video. Previously: E-40 - Just Be You ft Too Short & J Banks (Video) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s8N0LTBHFD0... Read more

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 Nate Dogg Tribute Mix. Check out both below. Previously: AFH Nate Dogg Tribute Playlist and DJ Skee Nate Dogg Tribute... Read more

Young Jeezy, DJ Quik and Warren G in the Studio (Video)

Here's some behind the scenes footage of Young Jeezy, DJ Quik and Warren G in the studio. There's a snippet of new track (fresh), crate digging for beats and some good comradery. Check it out. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TF5b5gMa0YQ... Read more

Here’s a video playlist some classic hip-hop commercials (Video)

Commercials are always a big part of Super Bowl Sunday. With that in mind, here's a video playlist of some vintage hip-hop commercials. You'll hear verses from Pete Rock & CL Smooth, Large Professor, Grand Puba, Biggie, Snoop, 2Pac, Warren G, 50 Cent, Jay-Z, Wu-Tang, Ice Cube, EPMD, Geto Boys... Read more