Warren G

Real Name:
Warren Griffin III
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Warren Griffin III (born November 10, 1970 in Long Beach, California) more commonly known as Warren G, is an American West Coast rapper and hip hop producer. His biggest hit was the single "Regulate" with Nate Dogg released in 1994. The single was a g-funk track like most of Warren G's productions. He is the step-brother of successful record producer Dr. Dre. According to Hit Music he sold 1,080,000 copies in the UK between January 1990 - January 1999 so he was ranked 92nd amongst the top selling artists of the decade.

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 signed Snoop Dogg to his and Suge Knight's record company, Death Row Records (2). 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.

In 1993, Warren G produced the track "Indo Smoke", featuring himself, Nate Dogg, and Mista Grimm.

Warren G's debut album Regulate... G Funk Era was released in 1994 on Violator Records/Rush Associated Labels(Def Jam), featured the hit "Regulate" which samples Michael McDonald's classic hit, "I Keep Forgettin'". Also on that disc was "This DJ", a popular track and hit video on MTV.

He followed up with Take A Look Over Your Shoulder (Reality) in 1997, which took his mellow approach and brought it even further into the mainstream. Scoring a hit with a rap remake of "I Shot The Sheriff", the album was a mid-level commercial success selling gold.

I Want It All, released in 1999, represented a substantive if not commercial comeback for Warren G. Widely regarded as his most consistent record, this offered a jazz-rock fusion style and a host of guests including Mack 10, Snoop Dogg, Kurupt, and Eve (2). The first single, "I Want It All", sampled the song "I Like It" performed by DeBarge, which had a hit video that entered into heavy rotation on MTV and VH1. Warren G fully embraced his less-gangsta image at this time.

The Return Of The Regulator was released in 2001 was voted best west coast album of the year, unfortunately Universal Records did not promote the album and it flopped in sales. In 2003 Warren G, Snoop Dogg, and Nate Dogg reunited 213 and recorded the album The Hard Way with the single "Groupie Luv". The album was released in 2004 and entered at #4 on the Billboard charts.

Warren G released a new album on October 11, 2005, called In The Mid-Nite Hour on an independent label. In December 2005, he signed with UniqueInc LTD (UK) for the UK & Éire, Craze Productions of London is doing the digital distribution and sales on Mobile and online and Hawino Records for the North America release. Warren G is also working on an album with a young producer by the alias of Classic. Warren G stated he will get into this album once he is finish with the show called Celebrity Fit Club

As of 2006, Warren G has joined the cast of the fifth season of VH1's Celebrity Fit Club and also produced the theme song for Ice Cube's TV show, Black. White..

Warren uses the alias "Warren G" as the main artist name on his releases, however he is credited with his full name, "Warren Griffin", for his writing credits.
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Albums

P2 23335 Warren G - Regulate... G Funk Era album art Warren G Regulate... G Funk Era (Album) Violator Records, Rush Associated Labels P2 23335 US 1994 Sell This Version
none Warren G - Take A Look Over Your Shoulder (Reality) album art Warren G Take A Look Over Your Shoulder (Reality) (Album) Rush Associated Labels none US 1996 Sell This Version
Def 124-4 Warren G - Take A Look Over Your Shoulder: Let The Funk Hit You...March 11th album art Warren G Take A Look Over Your Shoulder: Let The Funk Hit You...March 11th(Cass, Promo, Smplr) Def Jam Music Group Inc., G-Funk Music Def 124-4 US 1997 Sell This Version
BVCP-21089 Warren G - I Want It All album art Warren G I Want It All (Album) Restless Records, G-Funk Music BVCP-21089 Japan 1999 Sell This Version
016 121-2 Warren G - The Return Of The Regulator album art Warren G The Return Of The Regulator (Album) Universal Records 016 121-2 Europe 2001 Sell This Version
54707-1 Warren G - In The Mid-Nite Hour album art Warren G In The Mid-Nite Hour (Album) Hawino Records, Lightyear Entertainment 54707-1 US 2005 Sell This Version
TTL213 Warren G - The G Files album art Warren G The G Files (Album) TTL Records TTL213 Europe 2009 Sell This Version
none Warren G - Sampler album art Warren G Sampler(Cass, S/Sided, Album, Promo, Smplr) Violator Records, Rush Associated Labels none US Unknown Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

D.J.S.R.0001 Warren G - Behind Bars album art Slick Rick Featuring Warren G Slick Rick Featuring Warren G - Behind Bars(12", Promo) Def Jam Recordings D.J.S.R.0001 US 1994 Sell This Version
422-853-963-1, 422-853 963-1 Warren G - Do You See album art Warren G Do You See (Single, Maxi) Violator, Rush Associated Labels, Violator, Rush Associated Labels 422-853-963-1, 422-853 963-1 US 1994 Sell This Version
RAL 1, 853 236-7, 854 236-7 Warren G - This DJ album art Warren G This DJ (Single, Maxi) Rush Associated Labels, Island Records, Violator RAL 1, 853 236-7, 854 236-7 UK 1994 Sell This Version
WGCDPRO 1 Warren G - Regulate (Music From "Above The Rim") album art Warren G & Nate Dogg Warren G & Nate Dogg - Regulate (Music From "Above The Rim") (Single, Maxi) Interscope Records, Death Row Records (2) WGCDPRO 1 UK 1994 Sell This Version
49 77766 Warren G - Flow On album art Cedric Ceballos With Warren G.* / Dana Barros Cedric Ceballos With Warren G.* / Dana Barros - Flow On (Single, Maxi) Epic 49 77766 US 1994 Sell This Version
PRCD 6984-2 Warren G - So Many Ways (Bad Boys Version) album art Warren G So Many Ways (Bad Boys Version) (Single) Rush Associated Labels PRCD 6984-2 US 1995 Sell This Version
INT 97008 Warren G - What's Love Got To Do With It album art Warren G Featuring Adina Howard Warren G Featuring Adina Howard - What's Love Got To Do With It (Single, Maxi) Interscope Records INT 97008 UK 1996 Sell This Version
FDJ-555 Warren G - FOR DJ'S ONLY album art Bone Thugs-N-Harmony / The Braids / Get Some Crew / Warren G / The Outlawz Bone Thugs-N-Harmony / The Braids / Get Some Crew / Warren G / The Outlawz - FOR DJ'S ONLY(12", Promo) Not On Label FDJ-555 1996 Sell This Version
MCD 77508 Warren G - No Diggity / What's Love Got To Do With It album art Blackstreet Feat. Dr. Dre / Warren G Feat. A. Howard* Blackstreet Feat. Dr. Dre / Warren G Feat. A. Howard* - No Diggity / What's Love Got To Do With It(7", Jukebox) MCA Records MCD 77508 Italy 1996 Sell This Version
74321 57371 1 Warren G - All Night All Right album art Peter Andre Featuring Warren G Peter Andre Featuring Warren G - All Night All Right (Single, Maxi) Movimento 74321 57371 1 Italy 1997 Sell This Version
2832 Warren G - Relax Ya Mind album art Warren G Relax Ya Mind (Single, Maxi) Def Jam Recordings 2832 US 1997 Sell This Version
574-965-2 (18), 574-965-2 Warren G - Prince Igor album art The Rapsody Feat. Warren G & Sissel The Rapsody Feat. Warren G & Sissel - Prince Igor (Maxi, Single) Def Jam Recordings, Mercury 574-965-2 (18), 574-965-2 Europe 1997 Sell This Version
Smoke 1 Warren G - Smokin' Me Out album art Warren G Smokin' Me Out (Single, Maxi) Rush Associated Labels Smoke 1 Europe 1997 Sell This Version
DEF 1002-1 Warren G - I Shot The Sheriff album art Warren G I Shot The Sheriff (Single) Def Jam Recordings DEF 1002-1 US 1996 Sell This Version
AS 5001 031 Warren G - Discothèque / I Shot The Sheriff album art U2 / Warren G U2 / Warren G - Discothèque / I Shot The Sheriff(7", Single, Promo) Polygram AS 5001 031 Italy 1997 Sell This Version
314 573 677-2 Warren G - The Next Chapter Of The G Funk Era album art Warren G / Da 5 Footaz Warren G / Da 5 Footaz - The Next Chapter Of The G Funk Era(CD, Single, Promo) Def Jam Recordings 314 573 677-2 US 1997 Sell This Version
DEF 1007-1 Warren G - What We Go Through album art Warren G What We Go Through(12", Single, Promo) Def Jam Recordings, G-Funk Music DEF 1007-1 US 1997 Sell This Version