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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

Warren G - Old To The New album art Nice & Smooth Recognize and 1 more… Nice & Smooth - Old To The New Rush Associated Labels US 1994 Sell This Version
Warren G - Above The Rim - Music From And Inspired By The Motion Picture album art Various Regulate (as Warren G.) Various - Above The Rim - Music From And Inspired By The Motion Picture Interscope Records, Death Row Records (2) US 1994 Sell This Version
Warren G - Music Factory Mastermix - Issue 100 album art Various Regulate Various - Music Factory Mastermix - Issue 100 (Comp) Music Factory UK 1994 Sell This Version
95910-0, 0-95910 Warren G - Music From Above The Rim album art Various Regulate Various - Music From Above The Rim(12", MP) Death Row Records (2), Interscope Records 95910-0, 0-95910 US 1994 Sell This Version
Warren G - Music Factory Mastermix - Issue 99 album art Various Regulate Various - Music Factory Mastermix - Issue 99 (Comp) Music Factory UK 1994 Sell This Version
WAR08 Warren G - What-A-Remix Vol. 8 album art Various Regulate Various - What-A-Remix Vol. 8(12", Unofficial) What-A-Remix WAR08 US 1994 Sell This Version
846 061 Warren G - Above The Rim (The Soundtrack) album art Various Regulate Various - Above The Rim (The Soundtrack)(12", EP, Promo) Interscope Records 846 061 US 1994 Sell This Version
WAR09 Warren G - What-A-Remix Vol. 9 album art Various This DJ Various - What-A-Remix Vol. 9(12") What-A-Remix WAR09 US 1994 Sell This Version
CP-78 Warren G - Mixx-it 78 album art Various This D.J. Various - Mixx-it 78(12", Promo) Mixx-it CP-78 US 1994 Sell This Version
2801 815 Warren G - Promorap album art Various Regulate Various - Promorap(12", Promo) Def Jam Recordings 2801 815 Brazil 1994 Sell This Version
GR-08 Warren G - Ghetto Remix 8 album art Various This DJ Various - Ghetto Remix 8(12", Promo) Ghetto Remix GR-08 US 1994 Sell This Version
TS-02 Warren G - Bullet Proof Vol. 2 album art Various This D.J. (as Warren G.) Various - Bullet Proof Vol. 2(12", Promo) Bullet Proof TS-02 US 1994 Sell This Version
F3-12 Warren G - Factor 3 #12 album art Various Regulate Various - Factor 3 #12(12", Promo) Factor 3 Records F3-12 US 1994 Sell This Version
KT-0200 Warren G - Krazy Toons Vol. 2 album art Various This D.J. Various - Krazy Toons Vol. 2(12") Krazy Toons KT-0200 US 1994 Sell This Version
Warren G - The Megamixes 174 album art Various Smokin' Me Out Various - The Megamixes 174 (Comp) DMC UK 1997 Sell This Version
DMC 170/3/4 Warren G - The Megamixes 170 album art Various I Shot The Sherriff Various - The Megamixes 170(2x12") DMC DMC 170/3/4 UK 1997 Sell This Version
DETT-43 Warren G - Untitled album art Various Smokin' Me Out (L.P. Mix) Various - Untitled(12", Unofficial) DETT DETT-43 US 1997 Sell This Version
BST-2244 Warren G - Untitled album art Various Prince Igor (L.P. Mix) Various - Untitled(12") Buckshot Records BST-2244 US 1998 Sell This Version
GC05 Warren G - Groove Collection Vol.5 album art Various Regulate Various - Groove Collection Vol.5(12", Unofficial) Groove Collection Germany GC05 2000 Sell This Version
MTM-2099 Warren G - I Want It All / Power / Three Mc's And One Dj / When I Be On The Mic album art Various I Want It All (Main Mix) Various - I Want It All / Power / Three Mc's And One Dj / When I Be On The Mic(12", Unofficial) Crib Underground MTM-2099 US 2000 Sell This Version
FUNKU 05 Various I Want It All Various - Funk U 05(12", Promo, Unofficial) Not On Label FUNKU 05 US 2000 Sell This Version
KT-018 Warren G - Krazy Toons Vol. 18 album art Various Game Don´t Wait (Remix) Various - Krazy Toons Vol. 18(LP, EP) Krazy Toons KT-018 US 2000 Sell This Version
Emix-9 Warren G - Exclusives Vol. 9 album art Various Lookin' At You Various - Exclusives Vol. 9(12", Mag) Emixshow Emix-9 US 2001 Sell This Version
UMCR-04658-1 Warren G - Universal Urban: Crossover Sampler album art Various Lookin' At You (Radio) Various - Universal Urban: Crossover Sampler(12", Promo) Universal Music UMCR-04658-1 Canada 2002 Sell This Version
AR-101 Warren G - WestCoast Playaz album art Various Baller's Night Out Various - WestCoast Playaz(12") Anonymous Records (7), SSG (2) AR-101 US 2004 Sell This Version