Warren G Discusses Upcoming Nate Dogg Album
Is there a chance another 2-1-3 with you on production could be born?
Most definitely! I already got it. All Snoop got to do is come do his part. I got that already, it’s there. But Snoop’s doing his thing right now so I’m not mad at him. But he’s out there working it doing his thing with his solo. Hopefully when he finishes it, he will come on down and we can do the 2-1-3.
And this time around you’re going to handle all of the production on it, right?
Yeah, I will do most of it, but I do want to go and get with other producers, too, like Battlecat, he was great with us on the first 2-1-3. And then I like them niggas Cool and Dr
With Snoop Dogg, you have been a featured rapper on several of his albums, but you have never produced on any of them. Why is that?
Well, man you saying a lot of shit that a lot of people always ask me. You got to ask them motherfuckers that shit. I don’t know why the nigga ain’t got me on his album producing. It looking like some funny ass shit to me. That’s what it’s looking like to you because you asking me. You gotta ask that nigga how come I didn’t do anything on that. I can’t tell you. I guess he just wanted to do some other shit with some other motherfuckers. I can’t tell you. Just like I can’t tell you how come me and Dre haven’t done a record. I can’t tell you. You gotta ask that nigga. I’m here. I’m down. On 2-1-3. I’m down to rock some shit with Dre. You gotta ask Snoop, and you gotta ask Dre. I don’t know what the fuck the niggas be thinking. I mean, I guess they don’t want a nigga on they shit. I mean it would make sense to be on there. I think it would be huge. But you all gotta ask them niggas that shit. And I hope you do ask them because I want to know. (laughs)
A lot of people are fascinated with the vaulted music Dr. Dre has. What’s the Warren G vault look like?
I got a nice vault. I got a hell of a vault. A lot of my stuff, a lot of my shit that I had, they all on ADAT. I got to transfer that stuff, know what I’m saying? I haven’t transferred that stuff yet. I got stuff you wouldn’t believe, incredible shit that just couldn’t come out, you know, because of the label situations. There are plenty of times that I would have done records with motherfuckers and it couldn’t come out because of the labels and shit.
Tell me about some of the music you have? Who have you worked with?
I worked with everybody, know what I’m saying? But they can come out now because we hungry now. But I got songs with Dogg Pound, E-40, everybody, but label situations prevent a lot of shit.
So of all the unreleased songs you have with Nate, what are some of the ones you are most proud of and can’t wait for the fans to hear?
“Party We Will Throw Now.” I Got one called “Ol’ Girl”, but that’s actually going to be on my Regulate G-Funk Era..Pt 2 project. We got a song called “Hustle” and that’s dope. We got tons of shit. One called “My House”, and it’s dope. A song called “Saturday,” that’s dope. A Bunch of shit, man!
Do you know if Nate recorded any Gospel material before the first stroke happened?
As far as me and him, yeah, we recorded like eight songs, regular songs. Then he started on the Gospel record, but Fredwreck has got a lot of stuff that he recorded because they were working together at the time.
Were you going to be involved with Nate’s Gospel project?
TMZ reported that Nate Dogg’s kids wanted to follow in their dad’s footsteps and go into the music industry. What are your thoughts on that?
I’m not mad at them. I mean, I will do something with them.
Have you talked to them about it at all?
No, I haven’t heard them sing or rap or anything. But those are my homeboy’s kids so I’m in.
What are your thoughts on the music industry these days in terms of sound and substance?
Fake, fraud and fictitious! Nah, but you got some good people in this industry. I think there needs to be a solution for artists to start really getting big numbers back up on albums. I think it’s cool to give away a free song here and there but at the same time we got to survive, this is our job. Giving away free material, I mean, I know it will lead up to when you drop your real material but, man, it’s just free shit.
Besides the upcoming EP and Regulator part 2, what else do you have going on?
Straight production, doing film and TV, you know, just expanding myself more than just producing and as an artist. I also can act. You know just getting behind the scenes on a lot of stuff. That’s about it.