G-Funk Classics, Vol. 1 & 2

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G-Funk Classics, Vols. 1 & 2
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Studio album by Nate Dogg
Released July 21, 1998[1]
Recorded 1995-1998
Genre
Length 133:24
Label Breakaway
Producer
Nate Dogg chronology
G-Funk Classics, Vol. 1 & 2
(1998)
Music & Me
(2001)Music & Me2001
Singles from G-Funk Classics, Vol. 1 & 2
  1. "Never Leave Me Alone"
    Released: October 22, 1996
  2. "These Days"
    Released: 1997
  3. "Nobody Does It Better"
    Released: June 23, 1998
  4. "I Don't Wanna Hurt No More/Just Another Day/She's Strange"
    Released: 1998 [2]
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic2.5/5 stars[3]
Rap Pages4/5 stars link
BrainOfHipHop8/10 stars
ProofMuzik4/5 stars

G-Funk Classics, Vol. 1 & 2 is the debut studio album by American hip hop recording artist Nate Dogg. The album was originally to be released through Death Row Records in 1996, but the album was shelved due to legal problems at Death Row Records, and he wasn't able to release it until the summer of 1998. By that time, the popularity of West Coast hip hop had greatly diminished and the album only managed to make it to number 58 on the Billboard 200[4] and number 20 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums.[5] The album did produce four singles with two top 40 singles, however, "Never Leave Me Alone",[6] which was released on October 22, 1996 through Death Row Records and peaked at number 33 on the Billboard Hot 100.

"Nobody Does It Better", which became his biggest hit as a solo artist, peaking at number 18 on the Hot 100,[7] "These Days", released through Death Row Records and "I Don't Wanna Hurt No More", released in 1998 through Breakaway.[2] The song "These Days" was previously featured on the first disc of soundtrack of the movie Gang Related, released in 1997 through Death Row Records and the song was released as a 12" promo on the B-side on 2Pac's single "Lost Souls", also on the soundtrack.[8] It also had a release in 1997 as a promo version through Death Row Records [9] The track listing of the original print included an error, "Crazy, Dangerous" was credited as featuring Big Syke.

Track listing[edit]

Disc one — Ghetto Preacher[10]
No.TitleProducer(s)Length
1."Hardest Man in Town"Teddy Riley4:07
2."Intro to G-Funk (Comm. 1)" 2:13
3."G-Funk" (featuring Isaac Reese & Nanci Fletcher)Snoop Doggy Dogg & L.T. Hutton4:44
4."First We Pray" (featuring Kurupt & Isaac Reese)Daz Dillinger4:07
5."My World" (featuring Nanci Fletcher)Daz Dillinger4:21
6."Crazy, Dangerous" (featuring Six Feet Deep & Nanci Fletcher)Johnny "J"2:33
7."These Days" (featuring Daz Dillinger)Nate Dogg5:00
8."Bag O' Weed" (featuring Tray Dee)Sam Sneed4:34
9."Dirty Hoe's Draws" (featuring Big Chuck, L.T. Hutton, Salim & Val Young)Snoop Doggy Dogg & L.T. Hutton5:50
10."Scared of Love" (featuring Butch Cassidy)Daz Dillinger5:27
11."Me & My Homies" (featuring 2Pac & Nanci Fletcher)Soopafly4:09
12."Because I Got a Girl"Sean "Barney" Thomas3:49
13."My Money" (featuring The Lady of Rage & Nanci Fletcher)Daz Dillinger4:51
14."Never Leave Me Alone" (featuring Snoop Dogg & Val Young)Kurupt5:56
15."Last Prayer (Comm. 2)" 2:09
16."Where Are You Going?" (featuring Pamela Hale)Nate Dogg5:59
Disc Two — The Prodigal Son[11]
No.TitleProducer(s)Length
1."Dedication" 0:07
2."Who's Playin' Games"Nate Dogg2:48
3."I Don't Wanna Hurt No More" (featuring Butch Cassidy)Daz Dillinger5:39
4."Just Another Day" (featuring Butch Cassidy & Val Young)Nate Dogg4:16
5."She's Strange" (featuring Barbara Wilson)Daz Dillinger4:31
6."Almost in Love" (featuring Isaac Reese)Snoop Doggy Dogg & L.T. Hutton4:14
7."No Matter Where I Go" (featuring Barbara Wilson)Warren G4:40
8."Stone Cold"Soopafly4:56
9."Friends" (performed by 213)Warren G4:58
10."Puppy Love" (featuring Daz Dillinger, Kurupt & Snoop Dogg)Daz Dillinger4:27
11."It's Goin' Down Tonight" (featuring Butch Cassidy & Isaac Reese)Nate Dogg4:26
12."Nobody Does It Better" (featuring Warren G)Warren G4:29
13."Sexy Girl" (featuring Big Syke)Soopafly4:05
14."Dogg Pound Gangstaville" (featuring Kurupt & Snoop Dogg)Soopafly3:48
15."Never Too Late" (featuring Barbara Wilson)Soopafly6:11

Charts[edit]

Chart (1998) Peak
position
US Billboard 200[12] 58
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[13] 20

Samples[edit]

  • "She's Strange" contains an interpolation of "She's Strange" performed by Cameo.

References[edit]