Warren G On 'People's Party With Talib Kweli'

Warren G On 'People's Party With Talib Kweli'

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


Here's what they 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 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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