Regulate...G Funk Era

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Regulate... G Funk Era
Studio album by Warren G
Released June 7, 1994
Recorded 1993-1994
Genre West Coast hip hop, G-funk
Length 34:50
Label Def Jam, Violator
Producer Warren G
Warren G chronology
Regulate... G Funk Era
(1994)
Take a Look Over Your Shoulder
(1997)

Regulate... G Funk Era is the debut studio album by American rapper Warren G. It was released in June 7, 1994 by Violator Records and distributed by the Def Jam record label. It sold three million copies in the US, reaching triple platinum status. The album's biggest hit was the eponymous single "Regulate", a gritty depiction of West Coast gang life which samples singer Michael McDonald's hit "I Keep Forgettin' (Every Time You're Near)" and featured Nate Dogg. The song Regulate was also featured on the Above the Rim soundtrack, which was released on March 22, 1994. The album also contained the top ten hit "This D.J."

  • After (in 30 Oct 2007), Warren released a bonus cd with 6 Special Bonus Tracks

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
Entertainment Weekly (B+)[2]
Q Magazine 4/5 stars[3]
RapReviews (8/10)[4]
Robert Christgau (B+)[5]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars[6]
USA Today 3/4 stars[7]

The album debuted at #2 on the US Billboard Top 200 Album Chart selling 176,000 its opening week. Warren G had two Grammy nominations: "This D.J." was nominated for a 1995 Grammy Award for Best Rap Solo Performance, while "Regulate" was nominated for a 1995 Grammy for Best Rap Performance By A Duo Or Group. The album received some positive reviews from critics, with Robert Christgau commenting positively regarding the coolly menacing nature of the music.

Rolling Stone (8/11/94, p. 69) - 3 Stars - Good - "...fat-bottomed, mellowed-out sound that conjures up the days of way back. Its lazy, loping shuffle suits the Southern California climate..."

Spin (9/94, p. 135) - Highly Recommended - "Truth be told, Warren G. wasn't cut out to be a hardass. He's a romantic, in love with soft sound."

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Regulate" (featuring Nate Dogg) 4:08
  2. "Do You See" 3:59
  3. "Gangsta Sermon" (featuring B-Tip and Ricky Harris) 0:36
  4. "Recognize" (featuring The Twinz) 2:59
  5. "Super Soul Sis" (featuring Jah Skills) 2:56
  6. "'94 Ho Draft" (featuring B-Tip and Ricky Harris) 1:00
  7. "So Many Ways" (featuring Wayniac and Lady Levi) 3:24
  8. "This D.J." (featuring O.G.L.B.) 3:23
  9. "This Is the Shack" (featuring The Dove Shack) 4:05
  10. "What's Next" (featuring Mr. Malik) 3:26
  11. "And Ya Don't Stop" 3:22
  12. "Runnin' wit No Breaks" (featuring Jah Skills, Bo Roc, G Child and The Twinz) 3:32
  • Special Bonus Tracks (Bonus CD in Special Version of 2007)
  1. "Regulate (Remix)" (featuring Nate Dogg) 4:19
  2. "Do You See (Stepz Remix)" 5:15
  3. "Do You See (Old Skool Mix)" 5:17
  4. "This D.J. (Remix)" (featuring O.G.L.B.) 3:46
  5. "This D.J. (Dobie's Rub Part 1)" (featuring O.G.L.B.) 4:02
  6. "What's Next (Instrumental)" 3:29

Personnel[edit]

  • Warren G - Vocals, Producer
  • Nate Dogg - Vocals
  • Chris Lighty - Executive Producer
  • Paul Stewart - Executive Producer
  • John Philip Shenale - Editing
  • John Morris - Assistant Engineer, Mixing, Mixing Assistant
  • Greg Geitzenauer - Keyboards, Mixing, Engineer
  • Mike Ainsworth - Assistant Engineer
  • Ulysses Noriega - Assistant Engineer
  • George "Yorrgi" Gallegos - Assistant Engineer
  • Christopher C. Murphy - Assistant Engineer/Runner
  • Tony Green - Bass
  • Daniel Shulman - Bass
  • Che Laird - Guitar
  • Andreas Straub - Guitar
  • Morris O'Connor - Guitar
  • Sean "Barney" Thomas - Keyboards
  • Carl "Butch" Small - Percussion
  • The Dove Shack - Vocals, Vocals (Background)
  • Ricky Harris - Vocals
  • B-Tip - Vocals
  • Deon - Vocals
  • Dewayne - Vocals
  • Lady Levi - Vocals
  • Jah-Skilz - Vocals
  • G-Child (Warren G) - Vocals (Background)
  • O.G.L.B. - Vocals (Background)
  • Bernie Grundman - Mastering
  • Michael Miller - Photography

Samples[edit]

Regulate

Do You See

Super Soul Sis

94 Ho Draft

This Is The Shack

This D.J.

And Ya Don't Stop

Runnin' Wit No Breaks

So Many Ways

What's Next

Recognize

Charts[edit]

Chart (1994-1995) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[8] 42
Dutch Albums (MegaCharts)[9] 19
German Albums (Official Top 100)[10] 15
New Zealand Albums (Recorded Music NZ)[11] 26
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[12] 12
UK Albums (OCC)[13] 25
US Billboard 200[14] 2
US Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums (Billboard)[15] 1

Singles – Billboard (North America)

Year Single Chart Position
1994 "Do You See" Billboard Hot 100 #42
1994 "Regulate" Billboard Hot 100 #2
1994 "This D.J." Billboard Hot 100 #9

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Entertainment Weekly review
  3. ^ Q Magazine review
  4. ^ RapReviews review
  5. ^ Robert Christgau review
  6. ^ Rolling Stone review
  7. ^ USA Today review
  8. ^ "Warren G – Regulate... G Funk Era". Australiancharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved March 14, 2014.
  9. ^ "Warren G – Regulate... G Funk Era" (in Dutch). Dutchcharts.nl. Hung Medien. Retrieved March 14, 2014.
  10. ^ "Warren G – Regulate... G Funk Era". Officialcharts.de. GfK Entertainment. Retrieved March 14, 2014.
  11. ^ "Warren G – Regulate... G Funk Era". Charts.org.nz. Hung Medien. Retrieved March 14, 2014.
  12. ^ "Warren G – Regulate... G Funk Era". Swedishcharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved March 14, 2014.
  13. ^ "Warren G | Artist | Official Charts". UK Albums Chart. The Official Charts Company. Retrieved March 14, 2014.
  14. ^ "Warren G Album & Song Chart History" Billboard 200 for Warren G. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved March 14, 2014.
  15. ^ "Warren G Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums for Warren G. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved March 14, 2014.

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