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Warren Griffin III, known professionally as Warren G, is an American rapper, songwriter, record producer, and DJ known for his role in West Coast rap's 1990s ascent.
Along with Snoop Dogg and Nate Dogg, he formed the hip-hop trio 213, named for Long Beach's area code.
A pioneer of G-funk, Warren attained mainstream success with the 1994 single "Regulate," a duet with Nate Dogg.
The younger stepbrother of producer Dr. Dre, he introduced him to Snoop Dogg, who was later signed by him.
His debut album, Regulate... G Funk Era, was certified 3x Multi-Platinum. "Regulate" spent 18 weeks in the Top 40 of the Billboard Hot 100, with three weeks at #2, while "This D.J." reached #9. Both songs earned Grammy nominations.
Born: 10 November 1970
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