Back in 1994, Long Beach, California charged onto the rap scene along with a few other West Coast hot spots. While most of the major artists from the area (Pac, Dre, Snoop) stuck with the West by signing to labels like Death Row, one rapper in particular went East — Warren G.
His ’94 major label debut Regulate… G-Funk Era went multi-platinum, causing Russell Simmons to later cite signing him as the “turning point” for Def Jam Records. Then, of course, came the 213 era — Warren G, Nate Dogg, Snoop — enough said.
It has been a minute since we’ve heard from the G himself, but he’s coming back with his 6th solo LP, The G Files, set to drop 9/29 — and in case the beat heads were wondering: it’s entirely self-produced. Can we get a hell yeah?
Here’s the lead single, “Swagger Rich” ft. Snoop Dogg and Cass.