"Warren Griffin III" (born November 10, 1970) in Long Beach, California, more commonly known as "Warren G", is an African American West Coast rapper and hip hop producer. His biggest hit is the single "Regulate" with Nate Dogg released in 1994. The single is a G-Funk track like most of Warren G's productions and those of his step-brother, the successful record producer Dr. Dre.
In 1991, Warren G formed the group 213 with Nate Dogg and Snoop Dogg. Warren G introduced the group to his step-brother Dr. Dre. Dr. Dre was impressed and tied Snoop Dogg and Nate Dogg to his and Suge Knight's record company, Death Row Records. Thus, 213 broke up before releasing any records, and the three artists pursued separate careers. Even though Death Row Records did not sign Warren G, his career began with some contributions to Dr. Dre's album ''The Chronic'', released 1992. Warren G was a regular contributor to many Death Row albums.
Warren G's debut album ''Regulate... G Funk Era'' was released in 1994 on Def Jam, featured the hit "Regulate" which samples Michael McDonald's classic hit, "I Keep Forgettin'". Also on that disc was "This D.J.," a popular track and hit video on MTV.
|Born||November 10, 1970|
|Origin||Long Beach, California|
|Genre||West Coast hip hop|
|Years active||1991- present|
|Associated acts||213 (band)|
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