Warren G.

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Warren G.

Born

11/10/1970, Long Beach, Ca

Birth Name

Warren Griffin III

Gender

Male

Also Known As

Warren III Griffin, Warren Griffin III, Warren Griffin
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Half-brother to Dr. Dre, Griffin's parents relocated to Long Beach from Tennessee and Oklahoma before he was born. He was raised in a staunchly Christian tradition, and despite affiliations with gangsta rap, he maintained his allegiance to "Jesus' at the top of his list of dedications on his…more

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  • Trivia

    • Warren appeared in Snoop Dogg's music video for 'Gin & Juice' and in Dr. Dre's 'Nuthin' But A 'G' Thang' along with Snoop Dogg.

    • Warren appears on a television commercial for 'The Best Rap Album in the World..Ever'.

    • Warren was honored by the mayor of Long Beach, California, who dedicated August 1-6, 2005 as the 'Warren G Week'.

    • Warren and JVC joined forces to create and market a line of speaker systems.

    • Warren is a fan of rock music, his favorite rock bands are: Limp Bizkit, Sublime, Blink 182, and Republica.

    • Warren is a die-hard Raider's fan in football, and a Los Angeles Lakers fan in basketball. His favorite players on the Lakers were Shaq and Kobe, until Shaq left.

    • Warren had dreams of playing professional football in the NFL, not for the money, but for love of the sport. He wanted to be the wide receiver or the free safety.

    • Warren's worst job was working at a veterinarian's office, he became depressed when they had to put the dogs to sleep.

    • Warren's favorite music is jazz, but listens to: Tupac, Biggie Smalls, Snoop Dogg, Lauryn Hill, Dr. Dre, and Q-Tip in his car.

    • Warren considers his mother the most beautiful woman in the world.

    • Warren is the proud father of two sons, Warren IV and Elijah Griffin.

    • Warren's fourth album, Return of The Regulator was released in 2001, and was a major sales disappointment, producing not one hit single.

    • Warren signed with Def Jam/Violator productions from 1994-1999, moving on to Restless productions from 1999-2001, and on to G-Funk Entertainment from 2001-present.

    • Warren's third album was a jazz infused album, with musical guests: Kurupt, Eve, Mack 10, and Snoop Dogg. I Want It All was released in 1999.

    • Warren took almost three years to complete his second album, returning in Spring of 1997 to release Take a Look Over Your Shoulder, with the hit single being a remake of the '70s hit 'I Shot The Sheriff'.

    • Warren credits the soundtrack that he and Tupac recorded for John Singleton's Poetic Justice, and Mista Grimm for jump starting his career, with the song 'Indo Smoke'.

    • Warren recorded his debut album on the Def Jam label in 1994, Regulate...G Funk Era. His hit single 'Regulate' was put in the Above The Rim movie soundtrack, peaking at the #2 spot on the Billboard Charts.

    • Warren spent his days hanging out at the local VIP record store, and they allowed 213 the use of their back room, and recording equipment to make their album with.

    • Warren, Nate Dogg, and Snoop Dogg all childhood friends, joined up to form a rap trio, calling themselves 213, the area code for the city of Long Beach, California.

    • Warren originally wanted to solely be on the production end of the music business, he changed his mind after watching his step-brother Dr. Dre and DJ Quick take the stage and perform.

    • Warren grew up listening to his parent's extensive music collection of jazz, funk, and soul records, it inspired him to want to go into the music business.

    • Warren G stands 6'3" tall.

    • Warren G is managed by his uncle Wron G.

    • Warren G has provided his character and voice for the video game Def Jam: Fight for NY.

    • Warren G was a member of the Rollin' 20 Crips, a gang active in the Long Beach area of California. They are also known as the Eastside Rollin' 20's.

    • Warren G is an expert C-Walker, as he was featured performing the ritual in the documentary C-Walk - It's a Way of Livin along with fellow Crip rappers Snoop Dogg, WC, Ice-T and Kurupt.

    • Warren G is signed to G-Funk Entertainment.

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