As a new documentary about the birth of G-Funk is released, we meet Warren G in Los Angeles to discuss his relationship with his step-brother Dr Dre, the true meaning of 'Regulate' and making Annie Lennox so starstruck she forgot how to speak English. Picture the scene. What do you choose? You need something everybody loves. You need a song any person between the ages of 18 and 39 knows all the words to. You need Warren G. You need Nate Dogg. We talked family, fame and G-funk.
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Warren G: was me, Snoop, and Nate. That was my crew. So we might as well call ourselves and represent from where we from down here. From letting people dub our tapes, it started getting around all over the city, from Long Beach, to Compton to Watts to South Central to Pomona. It started getting real big. Dre in a while, so I gave him a call. Come through. I popped it in and let him hear it. And Dre fell in love with it. At that time, me and Snoop, we was cool, but there was a lot of people in between, dividing and conquering.
Dre for older stepbrother, and having standout lyricist Snoop for groupmate, Warren G took a unique path into the rap subgenre G-funk's success. And less suggesting gangsta funk,  yet voicing simpler concerns,  rapped more simply,  Warren G became G-funk's everyman. G Funk Era. On indie labels , 's In the Mid-Nite Hour and then 's The G Files , still a G-funk with, he said, "a taste of that modern electro sound,"  are his own productions, but escaped popular notice. G Funk Era, Pt. In , Warren went to live with his father in North Long Beach. Dre who in joined a leading DJ crew, the World Class Wreckin' Cru , which by doubled as an electro rap group, which in put out the Los Angeles area's first rap recording under a major label. At age 17, Warren was jailed for gun possession.