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Talib Kweli & Warren G On ‘Regulate,’ Nate Dogg, Snoop, Dre, Suge Knight, NWA | People’s Party Full

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In this episode of “People’s Party With Talib Kweli,” Kweli and Jasmin Leigh sit down with rapper/producer and one of the pioneers of the G-Funk sound:


Here’s what we got into on this one:

• The legacy of Warren’s mother Ola Mae and his song ‘My Momma’ dedicated to her.
• How his father’s love of jazz still inspires Warren’s musical taste.
• Growing up in the LBC and eventually moving to Compton to live with his father.
• What it was like being Dr. Dre’s younger brother when N.W.A. was blowing up.
• Meeting Snoop while they were in elementary school together.
• Snoop and Kurupt meeting for the first time during a legendary freestyle battle.
• Bumping heads with Nate Dogg as kids and eventually becoming ride or die brothers.
• The process of how the classic ‘Ain’t No Fun’ came together.
• Warren’s small part on ‘Deeez Nuuuts’ having a lasting impact on pop culture.
• Making the ‘The Chronic’ while LA was in the midst of the ’92 riots.
• Nipsey Hussle and his part in carrying on the legacy of West Coast rap.
• How important The D.O.C. was to the success of N.W.A. and Death Row Records.
• Warren being kicked off The Row after he cautioned others about signing Suge’s contracts.
• The group Above The Law and their part in the evolution of G-Funk.
• Translating the meaning behind “rhythm is life and life is rhythm”.
• Warren’s intention on creating his own signature style within the G-Funk lane.
• How cool it was to finally get the chance to meet singer Michael McDonald.
• Nate Dogg performing ‘Regulate’ against the wishes of Suge Knight.
• Warren carrying a backpack full of guns into the 1994 Billboard Awards.
• The song ‘Indo Smoke’ getting the attention of Russell Simmons.
• Warren’s debut album essentially saving Def Jam from bankruptcy.
• Attending the infamous 1995 Source Awards and being ready for whatever.
• Making attempts to iron out the beef between Pac and Biggie while in Brooklyn.
• The artists Warren put on such as the Twinz, Dove Shack and Da 5 Footaz.
• The group 213 dating back to the school days in the LBC.
• Nate Dogg’s performance on ‘I Need A Light’ and the story behind 213’s ‘Joystick’.
• The Regulator Kush cannabis strain that he’s been involved with.
• His own Barbecue sauce line and catering service with ‘Sniffin Griffins BBQ’.
• Some of Warren’s latest endeavors of getting into the real estate scene.

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