Singled Out: "It's Like The Song Was Meant For Me & Young Jeezy"
Tuesday, Apr 24, 2012 12:10AM
[SOHH highlights a hot record each week and offers a unique look at the track in Singled Out. After Kovas decoded his "The Stick Up" track, Warren G explains how the new "Leave You Alone" remix came together.]
I threw myself on the remix. I didn't call up Young Jeezy and say "I'm going to do this, I'm going to do that." I just went ahead and did it just to do something different. I want people to know that I do this. It's like the song was meant for me and Young Jeezy when you listen to the remix.
I just wanted to throw my verse on the remix to have some fun and add depth to it. That may end up being the official remix. I'm just doing it out of fun and giving people something exclusive. They got an exclusive verse from me.
I had to put out some new sh*t just to let people know I still do this and will continue to do this. I ain't went nowhere. The game has changed, not me. I still make classic records. It's a great record and I'm just happy to be able for people see this is what I do.
I create this music. It took a guy like Young Jeezy, who grew up off what I did, to understand real music. And look what it did for him. Then on top of that, look at Ne-Yo. This is his first time being on a Warren G track.
Once he heard it was a Warren G track, he said, "Oh sh*t. I've got to be on it." He couldn't wait to get on there. I got a smash for Ne-Yo too. I'm going to get it to him but I've just got to go through management.
Warren G exploded out of the burgeoning Long Beach rap scene in 1994 with the smash single "Regulate," a duet with longtime friend Nate Dogg, and its accompanying album, Regulate...G Funk Era. G grew up in Long Beach listening to his parents' extensive collection of jazz, soul and funk records, also frequently hanging out at the local V.I.P. record store. As a teenager, he and his friends Nate Dogg and future superstar Snoop Dogg formed a rap group called 213, after their area code.
Check out "Leave You Alone" remix below: