Warren G Turns Up The Bass To Show He’s Still Regulating 25 Years Later

Twenty-five years ago this month, Warren G unleashed an album that had a hand in saving Def Jam Records through a commercial drought season. The Long Beach, California MC/producer/DJ may have been wrongfully overlooked at Death Row Records, but the “G” in G-Child may have stood for “Golden” at Russell Simmons’ New York City-based imprint, especially with the late Chris Lighty in his corner.

Regulate… G Funk Era made a star out of the soft-spoken band-mate of Snoop and Nate Dogg. “Regulate” was a dominant “Regulate” anthem throughout ’94, a collaborate with Nate. First on Tha Row’s Above The Rim soundtrack, later on his own LP, Dr. Dre’s younger step-brother showed that he had what it takes to be a crossover star, without compromising his LBC roots.

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

As far of his “Bass & Bars” series, bassist Brady Watt gets Warren to breakout his double-platinum hit which nearly topped the charts. Although the original song was laid back, Warren tones it down even further with Watt’s beat-creation. What’s more, years after Nate’s passing, Brady pays tribute to the song’s other vocal half with his fingers on the strings.

Catch other memorable “Bass & Bars” episodes starring B-Real, Pharoahe Monch, MC Eiht, and Murs. Watt is also a member of DJ Premier’s Badder Band.

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#BonusBeat: Catch Brady Watt’s latest single, “BRXKEN,” featuring Teflon Sega: