Warren G - Regulate [Explicit]
This is a song that was never expected to hit or go as far as it went. The song was released in the summer of 1994 and it performed on the soundtrack to the film Above The Rim and on Warren G’s album Regulate.
"Regulate" was one of the best hip-hop classics of all time. The release of the song stormed the pop charts for a while and people were flabbergasted.
The song was done by Warren G & Nate Dogg and was released as a maxi single.The synopsis of the song is Warren G driving through Eastside, Long Beach California on one night looking for women.
He doesn’t find women, but he finds a group of guys who are playing dice and he in his gangster mind decides to join them.
Instead, they pull out guns and they rob him, and this is where he thinks he is about to die and sings out, if I had wings I would fly.
This moment is described by music critics as the hook of the song.All this time, Nate G is looking for his buddy Warren G and he passes a group of women who have their eyes fixed on him so much that they crash their car.
He finds Warren as he is getting robbed and he shoots at the robbers who disperse and Nate gets in the car with Warren.
The song is considered to be the breakout single for both of these artists. "Regulate" has seen Warren G perform the song at Madison Square on the Budweiser Superfest tour where he says this was like a dream come true to him.
He says he felt like Run-DMC when they raised the Adidas shoe in the air.
The song had more than 1 million youtube views and was nominated for the 1995 MTV Movie Awards as the Best Movie Song and also at the 1995 Grammy Awards as the Best Rap Performance by a group or duo.
Warren G - Regulate [Explicit] - Lyrics
Release Date - April 28th, 1994
Album - Regulate...G Funk Era
We regulate any stealing of his property
And we damn good too
But you can't be any geek off the street,
Gotta be handy with the steel if you know what I mean, earn your keep!
REGULATORS!!! MOUNT UP!
It was a clear black night, a clear white moon
Warren G. was on the streets, trying to consume
some skirts for the eve, so I can get some funk
just rollin in my ride, chillin all alone
Just hit the Eastside of the LBC
on a mission trying to find Mr. Warren G.
Seen a car full of girls ain't no need to tweak
all you skirts know what's up with 213
So I hooks a left on the 2-1 and Lewis
some brothas shootin dice so I said "Let's do this"
I jumped out the ride, and said "What's up?"
some brothas pulled some gats so I said "I'm stuck."
Since these girls peepin me I'ma glide and swerve
these hookers lookin so hard they straight hit the curb
Won'tcha think of better things than some horny tricks
I see my homey and some suckers all in his mix
I'm gettin jacked, I'm breakin myself
I can't believe they taking Warren's wealth
they took my rings, they took my rolex
I looked at the brotha said "Damn, what's next?"
They got my homey hemmed up and they all around
ain't none of them seeing if they going straight pound for pound
They wanna come up real quick before they start to clown
I best pull out my strap and lay them busters down
They got guns to my head
I think I'm going down
I can't believe this happenin' in my own town
If I had wings I would fly
let me contemplate
I glanced in the cut and I see my homey Nate
Sixteen in the clip and one in the hole
Nate Dogg is about to make some bodies turn cold
now they droppin and yellin
it's a tad bit late
Nate Dogg and Warren G. had to regulate
I laid all them busters down
I let my gat explode
now I'm switching my mind back into freak mode
if you want skirts sit back and observe
I just left a gang of ho's over there on the curb
Now Nate got the freaks
and that's a known fact
before I got jacked I was on the same track
back up back up cause it's on
N-A-T-E and me
the Warren to the G.
Just like I thought
they were in the same spot
in need of some desperate help
the Nate Dogg and the G-child
were in need of something else
one of them dames was sexy as hell
I said "ooo I like your size."
she said "my car's broke down and you sing real nice,
would ya let me ride?"
I got a car full of girls and it's going real swell
the next stop is the Eastside Motel
into a whole new era
step to this
I dare ya
on a whole new level
the rhythm is the bass and the bass is the treble
where rhythm is life
and life is rhythm
If you know like I know
you don't wanna step to this
It's the G-Funk era
funked out with a gangsta twist
if you smoke like I smoke
then you high like everyday
and if your ass is a buster
2-1-3 will regulate