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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

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

Cold 187um Claims Dr. Dre Jacked His G-Funk & Names Songs To Prove It (Audio)

This week, The Defiant Ones docu-series is telling Dr. Dre's story. Twenty-five years ago, the N.W.A. co-founder released his solo debut, The Chronic. The first album on Death Row Records is credited for galvanizing G-Funk, a type of sample-based sound in Gangsta Rap that propelled the sub-genre into the MTV/Top... 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

Jermaine Dupri Asserts He Put Funk In Hip-Hop Before Dr. Dre’s Chronic (Audio)

The relationship between Jermaine Dupri and West Coast Hip-Hop, especially Dr. Dre is an interesting one. The So So Def Records founder gained strong notoriety in early 1992 when he produced quadruple platinum album Totally Krossed Out for new Atlanta, Georgia Rap duo Kris Kross. That LP, released through RuffHouse/Columbia... Read more

Parliament/Funkadelic’s Bernie Worrell Passes Away At Age 72

Bernie Worrell, the influential keyboardist for Parliament/Funkadelic, passed away earlier today (June 24) at the age of 72. In a brief statement to his Facebook page, his wife, Judie Worrell, wrote "AT 11:54, June 24, 2016, Bernie transitioned Home to The Great Spirit. Rest in peace, my love -- you... Read more

It’s Official. YG Is Bringing G-Funk Back (Video)

Last year, when YG released "Twist My Fingaz," the lead single from his forthcoming album Still Krazy, it sounded like he was making a statement. The track, which featured an interpolation of Funkadelic's "One Nation Under A Groove," oozed the G-Funk sound that dominated the West Coast, a generation before... Read more

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 brought a sense of soul, street, and strength to so many hits and pivotal album cuts. In his own career... Read more

DJ Quik Goes Back In His Bag Of Funk Grooves For Game’s Documentary 2 (Audio)

A decade ago, when Game (as The Game) hit the mainstream with The Documentary, he worked with a dream team of guest MCs, singers, and producers. Brandishing Compton like early 1990s, Jayceon Taylor did not work with DJ Quik on the LP, despite the fact that the CPT pioneer was... 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

Start Your Weekend with Dr. Dre, DJ Quik & More with 3 Volumes of a G-Funk Anthology (Audio)

It's Friday, and a newly released series of G-Funk mixes has got your weekend listening pleasure all sorted out. The first three of a ten-volume G-Funk anthology have been released, featuring works from DJ Quik, Tupac, Tha Dogg Pound, Nate Dogg, Mc Eiht, and dozens more artists who contributed to... 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

7 Days Of Funk (Snoop Dogg + Dam Funk) – Faden Away

I cannot say that I saw this coming. However, as Snoop Dogg links with Eddie Murphy, why not do a song with Electro-Funk contemporary artist Dam Funk? Dam has been on Stones Throw Records for a number of years, upholding that spacey, stoned style that's more Egyptian Lover and Arabian... Read more

Back in the Day: West Coast Style. Here’s a mix dedicated to the G-Funk era.

You'll find music from Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Tha Dogg Pound, The Luniz, The Lady of Rage, Sam Sneed, Spice 1, Ice Cube, Warren G, 2Pac, DJ Quik and more. Check it out. Ambrosia For Heads G-Funk Mix by Parfit... Read more

If you like Outkast’s first album or anything from Death Row Records, check out Ab-Soul’s All Feelin’. It’s a return to the funk.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1vaerNUTh44 Click here to download. Not feeling the Outkast comparison?  Check this out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4f5VKdK1c3Q.... Read more