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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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Warren G Discography Tracks

E 66812 Warren G - B-Ball's Best Kept Secret album art Various Flow On Various - B-Ball's Best Kept Secret(LP) Immortal Records (3) E 66812 US 1994 Sell This Version
Warren G - Above The Rim (The Soundtrack) album art Various Regulate (as Warren G.) Various - Above The Rim (The Soundtrack) (Comp, Album) Interscope Records, Death Row Records (2) US 1994 Sell This Version
054A Various This D.J. (Radio Edit) Various - HitDisc 054A(CD, Promo, Smplr) TM Century 054A US 1994 Sell This Version
none Warren G - Høst 94 album art Various Regulate Various - Høst 94(CD, Promo, Smplr) PolyGram none Norway 1994 Sell This Version
BRIGHT CD1, BRIGHTCD 1 Warren G - The Island Conference Sampler album art Various This DJ Various - The Island Conference Sampler(CD, Promo, Smplr) Island Records, Island Records BRIGHT CD1, BRIGHTCD 1 UK 1994 Sell This Version
none Warren G - Blunted On Da Funk 4 album art DJ J-Ride Behind Bars and 2 more… DJ J-Ride - Blunted On Da Funk 4(Cass, Mixtape) Not On Label none USA & Canada 1994 Sell This Version
039A Various Regulate (Clean Version) Various - HitDisc 039A(CD, Promo, Smplr) TM Century 039A US 1994 Sell This Version
069A Various Do You See (Clean LP Version) Various - HitDisc 069A(CD, Promo, Smplr) TM Century 069A US 1994 Sell This Version
Warren G - The Show (Original Soundtrack) album art Various Still Can't Fade It Various - The Show (Original Soundtrack) (Comp, Album) Def Jam Recordings Japan 1995 Sell This Version
Warren G - Bad Boys (Music From The Motion Picture) album art Various So Many Ways (Bad Boys Version) Various - Bad Boys (Music From The Motion Picture) (Comp, Album) Work, Work US 1994 Sell This Version
OAT 7049 Warren G - Bad Boys - Music From The Motion Picture album art Various So Many Ways (Bad Boys Version) (Snippet) Various - Bad Boys - Music From The Motion Picture(Cass, Pro) Work OAT 7049 US 1995 Sell This Version
525 846-4 Warren G - Extreme Trackin' album art Various This D.J. Various - Extreme Trackin'(Cass, Album) PolyTel 525 846-4 Canada 1995 Sell This Version
Warren G - Ill Rated album art DJ Rectangle Freestyle DJ Rectangle - Ill Rated (Comp) Not On Label US 1997 Sell This Version
The Rapsody Prince Igor The Rapsody - Overture - Hip Hop Meets Classic (Album) Mercury (2), Def Jam Recordings (2) Russia 1997 Sell This Version
SELL 1 Warren G - Just The Ticket album art Various I Shot The Sheriff Various - Just The Ticket(CD, Promo, Smplr) Mercury SELL 1 UK 1997 Sell This Version
GGFCD 97 Warren G - Polygram Høsten 1997 album art Various Prince Igor (Radio Edit) Various - Polygram Høsten 1997(CD, Promo) PolyGram GGFCD 97 Norway 1997 Sell This Version
DJ0797-2 Warren G - DJ Hits '97 Vol. 7 album art Various Smokin' Me Out Various - DJ Hits '97 Vol. 7(CD, Club, Unofficial) Intact Records (3) DJ0797-2 Europe 1997 Sell This Version
Warren G - Vinyl Combat album art DJ Rectangle Freestyle DJ Rectangle - Vinyl Combat (Comp) Worldwide Heavyweight Inc. US 2000 Sell This Version
none Various Ghetto Village Various - Universal Music International Marketing Conference Marbella, Spain 2001(CDr, Promo, Smplr) Universal Records, Motown, Republic Records none Spain 2001 Sell This Version
none Warren G - Vol. 10 album art DJ Solo (6) Lookin'At You DJ Solo (6) - Vol. 10(Cass, Mixtape) Not On Label none France 2001 Sell This Version
none Warren G - Before The Beginning Vol. 1 album art Mob Style Music* The Game Don't Wait Remix Mob Style Music* - Before The Beginning Vol. 1(CDr) Not On Label none US 2001 Sell This Version
Warren G - DJ Drank's Greatest Malt Liquor Hits album art Various When We Sippin' On The Brew Various - DJ Drank's Greatest Malt Liquor Hits (Comp) Not On Label US 2002 Sell This Version
Warren G - Double Face 4 album art DJ Kost / DJ Goldfingers Lookin' At You DJ Kost / DJ Goldfingers - Double Face 4 Barclay Europe 2002 Sell This Version
none Warren G - Strictly 4 Tha Streetz Vol. 1 album art Holla Boyz* Str8 West Coast Remix Holla Boyz* - Strictly 4 Tha Streetz Vol. 1(CD, Mixtape) Not On Label none US 2002 Sell This Version
Warren G - The Very Best Of Pure Hip Hop album art Rampage (43) Regulate Rampage (43) - The Very Best Of Pure Hip Hop (Comp) BMG, Telstar TV Europe 2003 Sell This Version