West coast rapper Warren G is close to finishing his much-anticipated sixth studio outing, The G Files. The album is still a work in progress however, two new street singles are now in circulation.
The classic G-Funk anthem, 'Mr. DJ', is already receiving good reviews online, and the brand new, infectious 'Gigolo's Get Lonely 2', both are expected to be given airplay in the near future.
The G Files, Warren's first album in four years, will feature appearances from Nate Dogg, Bishop Lamont, Ice Cube, Paul Wall, and Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker. The first official single is due to be released soon, called 'Swagga Rich' featuring Snoop Dogg.
The Long Beach bred, Grammy Award-nominated, music producer / rapper grew up listening to jazz, soul and funk records and hanging out at the local V.I.P. record store in Long Beach. He soon pioneered a sound that would take rap to a new plateau. In 1994 G-Funk became a worldwide phenomenon, as the most musical and enduring strain of gangsta rap.
Warren G exploded onto the scene in 1994 with the single 'Regulate', a duet with long-time friend Nate Dogg. It's accompanying album, Regulate… G Funk Era went triple platinum and peaked at number 2 on the Billboard charts. A slew of hit records, and global sell-out tours would follow, and in 2004 saw the reunion of childhood friends, and superstar trio, 213 (Snoop Dogg, Warren G and Nate Dogg), with their album The Hard Way, achieving platinum status.
The G Files is due in stores this autumn.