A few weeks before I spoke with Warren G, Vanity Fair had released an article “Q&A: Warren G Does Not Recommend Investing in Citigroup or the Crips” back on September 25, 2009. With an article title like that, there’s not much room for anything but stirring controversy, and that’s exactly what happened.
This year, VH1 Hip Hop Honors decided to recognize the contributions Russell Simmons’ record label Def Jam which is celebrating it’s 25th anniversary this year. Among the night’s performers was Warren G performed his classic track “Regulate” with Trey Songz. Sadly, Nate Dogg was not able to be in attendance as he continues his recovery from multiple strokes…
As I mentioned in my post “Warren G: Catching you up to his latest release of ‘The G-Files'” it seemed as if many of you were like me and did not know why Nate Dogg had faded from the scene in the past few years. That was one of the first questions I asked Warren G when we spoke.
If the name Warren G rings a bell to you, you will likely go back in your mind to the year1994 when the hit track “Regulate” with Warren G and Nate Dogg was topping the charts. As I prepared for this interview, I recognized that Warren G had lost a lot of his mainstream fan base because many of the questions on Twitter and Facebook were asking where he’s been. Hopefully, through this and the next few posts focused on Warren G, you’ll get reacquainted and fall back in love with his signature G-Funk music over again. For those of you who were fans through it all, fist bumps to ya, would love to hear your thoughts.
After 10 million albums sold worldwide, Warren G’s seventh studio album, THE G FILES, will be released on September 29th.