Warren G is a rapper and hip-hop producer from the United States. He has a net worth of $6 million. He is known for bringing G-funk to a higher level with his work and for being in the rap group 213 with Nate Dogg and Snoop Dogg.
Warren Griffin III was born in Long Beach, California, on November 10, 1970. He is better known by his stage name, Warren G. He has three sisters, but he is the only boy in his family. When Warren was four years old, his parents got a divorce. He and his sisters lived with their mother in East Long Beach until he finished elementary school.
Then, right before he started middle school, Warren moved to North Long Beach to live with his father, Warren Griffin, Jr. There, he lived with his stepmother’s three children from her first marriage. Andrew Young, who later became known as the rapper Dr. Dre, was one of these step-siblings.
Warren was arrested for having a gun when he was 17. He was put in jail for a short time. After he got out of jail, his stepbrother Dre took him in and taught him how to use a drum machine.
In 1988, Dre was making a name for himself as a member of the rap group N.W.A. Their first album, “Straight Outta Compton,” came out in 1987 and had a big impact on the rap scene in the Los Angeles area. After spending more time in jail for selling drugs and working at the shipyards in Long Beach, Warren started making his music.
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Tennille Griffin is his wife. Together, they have four kids. Elijah, his son, was a great football player in high school, and he was asked to play football in college. After he graduated from high school in 2018, he chose to go to the University of Southern California, where he plays for the USC Trojans. The online store All About Me Mi Mee is owned by Tennile.
Career in Music
Warren, Snoop Dogg (Calvin Broadus), and Nate Dogg (Nathaniel Hale) formed the rap group 213 in 1990. The group was named after the original area code for Los Angeles, which was 213, which was also used in their hometown of Long Beach. All three of them got in trouble with the law and spent time in jail, which made them want to get jobs and make music on the side.
At one point, the V.I.P. record store let the group use a back room to practice and record. Here is where Snoop recorded the demo for “Super Duper Snooper,” which Warren then played at a party for Dr. Dre. Dre invited all three of them to his studio, and Snoop ended up working with Dre on his first solo album, “The Chronic” (1992). “The Hard Way” was the only studio album that 214 put out as a group (2004).
Warren also worked on a few musical projects with Dr. Dre, but he chose to develop his skills mostly away from Dr. Dre’s shadow. So, Warren went in a different direction and worked with artists like MC Breed and 2Pac. “Indo Smoke,” a song he sang with Mista Grimm in 1993, was featured on the soundtrack of the movie “Poetic Justice.” This was his big break (1993). Soon after that, Warren G worked with Violator Records to make his first album.
The big hit “Regulate” came from the 1994 album “Regulate…G Funk Era.” “Regulate” was single and was on the soundtrack for the movie “Above the Rim” in 1994. It became a huge hit very quickly, reaching number two on the Billboard charts. This helped the album get to the same spot. The album eventually went triple platinum, and the single “This D.J.” was also very popular and became his second Top 10 hit.
“Take a Look Over Your Shoulder,” his second album, came out in March 1997. By May of that year, 500,000 copies had been sold, and the RIAA gave it a Gold rating. “I Want It All,” his third album, came out in October 1999. Warren was the main producer of “I Want It All.” Nate Dogg, Snoop Dogg, RBX, Eve, Slick Rick,
Kurupt and Jermaine Dupri are among the guest artists and singers of the song. In November 1999, the RIAA also gave it the Gold award. “The Return of the Regulator,” his fourth studio album, came out in December 2011. George Clinton worked on the album, and Dr. Dre was one of the producers. “The Return of the Regulator” was a flop that didn’t have any hit singles, and it was his last album with a major record label. After that, he left Universal Music Group and joined a smaller label called Hawino Records.
“In the Mid-Nite Hour” was Warren’s fifth album. It was his first album without a major record label (2005). It was thought to be a low-budget album, but Warren worked hard on it, and his longtime friends Nate and Snoop are on it. He then made his sixth album, “The G Files,” which came out after this (2009).
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Then, in July 2015, he put out his first EP, “Regulate… G Funk Era, Pt. II.” Warren took part in the West Coast Fest tour from June to September of 2013. On the tour, he and other “OG” artists like Mack 10, DJ Quik, and Bone Thugs N Harmony all did shows.
Other Interests and Projects: When he’s not making music, Warren has worked on his own business. In 2019, he started selling his barbecue sauces and rubs under the name Sniffin Griffins BBQ. It can be bought in stores and restaurants.
Warren G’s Accomplishments and Awards
Warren G is one of the most well-known rappers. His albums “Regulate” and “The Regulator,” which were both certified platinum by the RIAA, are two of his best-known works.
He was born on August 17, 1957, in Long Beach, California. On Dr. Dre’s album The Chronic from 1992, to which he contributed three tracks, he made his first appearance.
Warren G Collaborations With Other Artists
On his albums “Regulate…G Funk Era” and “Regulate…M.C.E.,” Warren G has worked with other artists.
Are Snoop Dogg and Warren G Related?
Warren G was friends with Snoop Dogg’s cousin, Nate Dogg, for a long time. When Warren G met Snoop, they started a group called 213, which was named after the area code for Los Angeles. Through Warren G, Dr. Dre was able to meet Snoop Dogg and sign him.