After recently coming out as a surprise performer for rap stars Young Jeezy and Game concerts, West Coast rap veteran, Warren G, chopped it up with SOHH to discuss his bond to hip-hop’s current elite.
When asked how he managed to grace the stage alongside two of hip-hop’s platinum-selling rappers, Warren said Game and Jeezy were just simply showing their respect for him.
“It’s definitely respect and homage,” Warren told SOHH when asked about coming out as a surprise guest to Young Jeezy and Game concerts. “These guys grew up in the biggest era of hip-hop which was the G-Funk era from the West Coast. We changed the game with that era, with the G-Funk era. You had Warren G with Regulate…G Funk Era, Dr. Dre with The Chronic, Snoop Dogg with Doggystyle, Dogg Pound with Dogg Food, all the things that we were doing, we changed the game. And those guys were products of that environment around that time when we were talking about it. So they can feel and understand what we were talking about. That’s why when these guys made it, they felt they had to give respect to us because they’re fans. They love to bring me out there.” (SOHH)
He also spoke about clocking in studio time with both artists.
“Jeezy d*mn near gave me a speech before he started [recording] ‘Leave You Alone’ and I realized he really loves what I do. It just gave me such a warm feeling. He’s 100 in my book,” Warren G added. “And with Game, he’s like the hottest n*gga in the West. He’s the last one to put out music. I like what he does and he listens. I went into the studio with him just to see how fast he was writing and I was like, ‘D*mn, I didn’t know you could write that fast.’ Actually, the first single off the Nate Dogg and Warren G EP is featuring Game. It’s a banger too. If you think this ‘Leave You Alone’ is a banger, wait until you hear this.” (SOHH)
Around mid-March, Game brought out Warren G for his Los Angeles show.
While rest of the industry was in Austin, Game was thugging it out In LA. At his concert at the Key Club this past Friday, Jayceon brought out Travis Barker on the drums for ‘Dope Boys’, ‘No More Fun And Games’ and ‘Compton’. He also introduced the producers/band 1500 Or Nothin to the crowd and invited Warren G for ‘Regulate’. (HHNM)
A few days after, the West Coast rapper/producer took the stage at Jeezy’s LA concert.
Atlanta trap rapper Young Jeezy is on the road on his Hustlerz Ambition tour. On Thursday, the tour stopped in Los Angeles at the House of Blues. Fans got a special surprise when Young Jeezy brought Ne-Yo on stage to perform their song, “Leave You Alone.” Ne-Yo performing wasn’t the only trick Jeezy had up his sleeve. Warren G was also a special guest of Jeezy’s. The West Coast MC ran through his classic hit, “Regulate.” (The Urban Daily)
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