Welcome to The G Funk Era
Josephll | CET | 02/07/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Warren Griffin was one of many rappers coming out from the West Coast with the breezy G Funk Sound in the early 90's. What differs him from others was that he's actually the half brother of master producer Dr. Dre and he's an hell of a producer aswell. This album is his career highlight, unfortunately the only really good album he made. It got great laid back G-Funk sound, good lyrics that differ from the average Gangsta Rap album at the time. And a few standout songs in the hits "Regulate" with Nate Dogg which samples a Michel McDonald song, "This Dj" and first single "Do You See" is also worthwile. However, it's a very short running time (most songs are about 3 minutes) and among the 12 songs, two are actually skits and shouldn't be counted. Just like his bro, he isn't among the best Mc's, rather a great producer!. Thus, you'll find many guest atists included. Nate Dogg, Snoop Dogg and female rapper Jah Skills on "Super Soul Sis", all others are not known at all. "Recognize", "What's Next" and especially the brilliant "And Ya Don't Stop" are all worthwile non singles. "Regulate...G Funk Era" is a great album that was perfect for it's time with great production and some fantastic tracks and one of 1994's greatest Hip Hop albums. Both "Regulate" and "This Dj" were top 10 hits and the sound of the whole album is above the rest of it's time. It isn't quite a classic though, but more then great album and worth your time."
The G-Funk Era Not A Kid Just Didn't Want To Make An Account
(5 out of 5 stars)
"this is a good debut from warren g it has classic g-funk beats & nice lyrics this is the kind of album you could listen to in your car while your cruising"