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 like “Do You See,” “Recognize” and “This Is the Shack,” as well as significant contributions on numerous Death Row albums, the “G Child” played as vital of a role in shaping the definitive West Coast sound, as anyone.
Now, more than 20 years after the release of Regulate…G Funk Era, Warren has announced, via Billboard, that he is releasing a sequel EP to the album. The project, which will simply be titled Regulate…G Funk Era Pt. II, will be released on August 6. Warren said of the EP, “I feel real good that I am getting the chance to let people hear a lot of that sound that has been missing [in] Hip-Hop. I finally have records that I had in the archives that I put together to let the world hear some of that G Funk that they’ve been missing and wanting to hear for long time.”
And, while it may seem that the 2011 passing of Nate Dogg leaves a void that cannot be filled on any project with the title “Regulate,” Warren says that his fallen friend will, in fact, be a part of the EP, “[Fans] will be able to hear unreleased songs with me and Nate. They have been asking for years; ever since he passed away and even before he passed away, they wanted music from me and him. It was a lot to work on records with one of your buddies, one of your best friends who’s not with you anymore. [But] just being able to put all the love and energy in there and making it successful…”
In addition to Nate Dogg, Regulate…G Funk Era Pt. II also will include contributions from Too Short, Young Jeezy, Bun B and E-40. Head over to Billboard for the full article, as well as details on the album release shows Warren will be performing in L.A. and New York.