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July 31, 2009

Why are we featuring the seminal ’90s downtempo jam “Regulate” by Warren G and Nate Dogg?

Because comedian Sean Keane, on his blog Zembla, wrote one of the greatest pieces of hip-hop analysis we’ve ever seen. Way back in 2002! He launches off by saying:

warren g, you useless, useless bastard

In my informal capacity as future analyst and hip-hop theorist, I will take the time to consider seminal efforts in the field of rap music. Before you question my credentials, let me assure “y’all” that I regularly wore a San Francisco Giants cap backwards from 1994 until the summer of 2002.

The song “Regulate,” by Warren G and Nate Dogg, tells the story of a dramatic night in the LBC. There is sex, there is violence, there is bass, there is treble. Nate Dogg cruises for skirts, guns down rival homies, and beds down triumphantly at the East Side Motel. Nate emerges the ideal G-Funk man. By contrast, Warren G tries to join a craps game, gets mugged, and is nearly killed. He comes off as completely ineffectual, dependent on Nate for protection, and trick acquisition.

That’s right, you want to read the whole thing.

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