Two decades ago, Warren Griffin III and Nathaniel “Nate Dogg” Hale stormed the charts with 'Regulate', a back-and-forth tale about an attempted car-jacking that goes down on a clear black night and a clear white moon in L.A.’s Long Beach.
Recorded in Warren G’s apartment, the smooth, Michael McDonald-sampling quiet storm peaked at Number Two on the Billboard singles chart and became one of the defining songs of the 1990s and also brought G-Funk officially on the map.
The 48-year-old Warren G sat down with HipHopDX during a recent performance in Inglewood, California and talked about his famous song, his upcoming album and his star cornerback son who plays at USC.
He is still on his grind musically, as he shares he has a single on deck titled "And You Know That" featuring Ty Dolla $ign. He continues to communicate with friends Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre, that is when they can tear themselves away from their busy schedules to get together. The longtime friends and collaborators created memorable hits back in the early '90s, and Warren considers his jam to be one of the greatest rap hits of all time.
"I give it the top five because it was one of the biggest Hip Hop singles ever." That’s a fact. I can’t say what number, but it’s in the top five," he said. "For it to be playing 25 years strong and still going, that means something and lets the world know that G-Funk is here to stay, and Warren G is here to stay. We’re going to keep doing that sh*t. We’re not gonna stop."