***WARREN G***..."Regulate...G Funk Era" -VS - "Take A Look Over Your Shoulder"

Weazel
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edited March 2014 in The Reason

***WARREN G***..."Regulate...G Funk Era" -VS - "Take A Look Over Your Shoulder" 19 votes

Regulate.....G Funk Era
89%
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Take A Look Over Your Shoulder
10%
harry knucklezWeazel 2 votes

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  • Weazel
    Weazel Members Posts: 3,955 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Take A Look Over Your Shoulder
    Regulate....G Funk Era
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9SGltdQjfvw

    Take A Look Over Your Shoulder
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jF_4X8kbaos
  • Weazel
    Weazel Members Posts: 3,955 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Take A Look Over Your Shoulder
    IMO, heavy classic material
    Regulate - G Funk Era......pff, Regulate, nuff said
    Still, I gotta go with "Take A Look Over Your Shoulder"

    Warren seems to be forgotten nowadays, and that's a damn shame

  • Splackavelli
    Splackavelli Members Posts: 18,806 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Regulate.....G Funk Era
    had to go with regulate. I this dj was my ? . i'm not familiar with take a look over your shoulder. the only song I know is smoking me out.
  • YapatnaJB
    YapatnaJB Members Posts: 1,260 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Regulate.....G Funk Era
    Lil Malik killed his features on this album
  • THE_R_
    THE_R_ Members Posts: 3,444 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Regulate.....G Funk Era
    REGULATE & ITS NOT EVEN CLOSE
    THE OTHER ALBUM WAS COOL....
    I WANT IT ALL WAS BETTER THO
  • rip.dilla
    rip.dilla Members Posts: 17,412 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Regulate.....G Funk Era
    I own the sequel to Regulate released in 01




    ? knocks too
  • MoneyLuver
    MoneyLuver Members Posts: 2,384 ✭✭✭✭
    edited March 2014
    had to go with regulate. I this dj was my ? . i'm not familiar with take a look over your shoulder. the only song I know is smoking me out.

    What's funny is that if TALOYS was shorter and had some of the tracks he produced and did elsewhere this album would've easily been better than "Regulate".


    Say it was 13-14 tracks, 2 of them being Skits and it had "We Want Yo Hands Up" off of The Nutty Professor Soundtrack and Kam's "Keep Tha Peace" off of Made In America on it then this album would've been shittin. Plus The Twinz "Journey Wit Me" #owgawd *big sean voice*




    But that whole Death Row Alumni was shook as ? after Dre left and Pac passed. Dr. Dre, Snoop, Tha Dogg Pound, Warren G, Pac's estate (with the exception of the "R U Still Down" album - which should've been a single LP instead of a double).

    They weren't trying to keep the ball rollin, they wanted to get on a newer and more positive path. Warren G was no exception.

    Just take a look at that Doggfather album. Do u know how sick that ? could've been even without Dre? Snoop could've easily missed that sophomore jinx, even on Da Game album - which I always thought was a good LP.






    Warren tried to do too much on TALOYS and it showed plus it backfired. Not to say he couldn't have made a lighter toned album (just like Snoop could've even tho "? " isn't as harsh as it's reputation makes it out to be) but he could've just did what he was already doing and it would've worked out better. ? seemed a little too gimicky
  • THE_R_
    THE_R_ Members Posts: 3,444 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Regulate.....G Funk Era
    KAM IS PROB THE MOST UNDERRATED FROM THE WEST
  • MoneyLuver
    MoneyLuver Members Posts: 2,384 ✭✭✭✭
    the_r_ wrote: »
    KAM IS PROB THE MOST UNDERRATED FROM THE WEST

    I wouldn't say all of that but he was cool.


    Right now Nipsey Hussle and Dom Kennedy are. If Nip can get his hands on Dom Kennedy's Producers and Kendrick's pplz then he's liable to make a 12 track classic LP if he can get them to Produce it top to bottom. Nip's fallen off in the Instrumentals department ever since he dropped that weak album called "The Marathon". A solid backdrop is dude's only issue. Other than that he's sick.

    Dom Kennedy got those Instroz on lock tho and I ? with his style. ? mad smooth wittit. I'm still trying to figure out how he hasn't made The Freshmen List
  • FourEfil
    FourEfil Members Posts: 1,910 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Idk if I would call Regulate...g funk a classic album.
  • Weazel
    Weazel Members Posts: 3,955 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Take A Look Over Your Shoulder
    Both are classics IMO

    ..and very underrated, especially TaLoYS
  • UltraIncredible
    UltraIncredible Members Posts: 66 ✭✭✭
    Regulate had 2 or 3 good singles but was overrated in my opinion. It was cool at the time because the g-funk sound was so hot, but in retrospect it doesn't really hold up. Warren G was a decent producer but a mediocre rapper and lyricist.

    Haven't heard the other album.

    Also
    zembla.cementhorizon.com/archives/000656.html
    warren g, you useless, useless bastard
    By Sean Keane on December 26, 2002 7:49 PM | 14 Comments

    In my informal capacity as future analyst and hip-hop theorist, I will take the time to consider seminal efforts in the field of rap music. Before you question my credentials, let me assure "y'all" that I regularly wore a San Francisco Giants cap backwards from 1994 until the summer of 2002.

    The song "Regulate," by Warren G and Nate Dogg, tells the story of a dramatic night in the LBC. There is sex, there is violence, there is bass, there is treble. Nate Dogg cruises for skirts, guns down rival homies, and beds down triumphantly at the East Side Motel. Nate emerges the ideal G-Funk man. By contrast, Warren G tries to join a craps game, gets mugged, and is nearly killed. He comes off as completely ineffectual, dependent on Nate for protection, and trick acquisition.

    In the first verse, Warren G rides in a car alone, scanning for women. When he attempts to shoot dice with some homies, he is instantly robbed of his rings, watch, and presumably, his dignity. It's not just the egregiousness of this assault which stands out, but also the quickness. Warren G is jacked impossibly fast, and does absolutely nothing to help himself. His most notable action is rhyming "contemplate" with "homie Nate."

    In the third line, Nate Dogg locates a car entirely full of skirts. By the end of the next verse, Nate Dogg will have so charmed these ? tricks that their vehicle crashes. Nate has laid the foundation for an evening of pleasure at the East Side Motel by the time he arrives on the scene and shoots many attempted takers of Warren's wealth (I originally heard this lyric as "I can't believe they're taking Lawrence Welk." I guess I thought it was some arcane ghetto drug/polka slang I didn't understand). And he's not done. Before his nine has even cooled, Nate is back in freak mode.

    The rescued Warren G claims that he was in freak mode earlier, before the robbery, though he obviously made little progress. Nor does he do much to facilitate the East Side Motel car-full-of-girls/Dogg and G hookup. Nate Dogg smoothly informs one of the dames of how much he likes her size, and the rest is history. It is notable perhaps that Nate Dogg only acknowledges one particular dame as being "sexy as hell," so we have no idea the quality of Warren G's romantic lot. Once again, Nate Dogg commands the action, while the useless Warren G rides along. One almost expects an additional verse where Warren G needs Nate Dogg to tie his shoes and wipe his ass for him as well.

    One can only infer that when Nate Dogg has to "regulate," that means he's shooting thugs, having various kinds of intercourse with ? ? , and generally kicking ass. When Warren G has to "regulate," that means he's receiving a severe pistol-whipping and getting sloppy seconds from Nate Dogg's ? 's. One shudders to think what life is like for Warren when he isn't regulating.

    The toughness and unstoppability of 213 also appears to be purely a function of Nate Dogg's badness and/or motherfuckerness. Saying that 213 is difficult to step to is sort of like saying that Barry Bonds and Benito Santiago combined to hit 62 home runs last year: it's true, but somewhat deceptive. Both Dogg and Bonds would be intimidating regardless of their partners. Dogg may as well say "Nate Dogg and Sean Keane have to regulate;" at least I've still got my watch. Warren G contributes little to the duo, aside from the questionable interior rhyme of his "Chords/ Strings/ We brings/ Melody" freestyle. The only possible reason I can think of for Warren G to include this tale on his album is to distract rap fans from the song "This DJ," which contains the immortal lyric, "I hit the gate and I hops on my Schwinn/ And I tell the homie 'Aight then'" Regardless, Warren G comes off poorly, and in my opinion, does not fully recover until his pro-nut-juggling entreaty at the end of Snoop Dogg's "Ain't No Fun."
  • BoogaSuga
    BoogaSuga Members Posts: 4,000 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Regulate.....G Funk Era
    FourEfil wrote: »
    Idk if I would call Regulate...g funk a classic album.
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  • harry knucklez
    harry knucklez Members Posts: 2,472 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited February 2015
    Take A Look Over Your Shoulder
    Favorite songs:
    "Annie Mae"
    "Smokin Me Out"
    "What We Go Through"
    "Back Up"
    "I Shot the Sheriff" (EPMD Remix)
    "What's Love Got To Do With It" (Remix)
  • BoogaSuga
    BoogaSuga Members Posts: 4,000 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Regulate.....G Funk Era
    Warren G was my favorite artist growing up. Regulate was the 1st CD i ever owned.

    Take a Look Over Your Shoulder is a great album but i personally wouldn't label it classic.

    Regulate is a classic for damn sure. Some of yall are trippin
  • afro thunder
    afro thunder Members Posts: 2,479 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Regulate.....G Funk Era
    Regulate is a classic in my book.
  • mc317
    mc317 Members Posts: 5,548 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Yalls ? better recognize focus ya eyes cuz my homies high
  • bck145
    bck145 Members Posts: 4,997 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Regulate.....G Funk Era
    g funk is way underrated....? still comes on and theres not a skippable track
  • Weazel
    Weazel Members Posts: 3,955 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Take A Look Over Your Shoulder
    Both are classics imo
  • smp4life
    smp4life Members Posts: 2,922 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Regulate.....G Funk Era
    What's N-X-E-T?