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Warren G and Kenny G came to Jimmy Kimmel Live! yesterday (2/25) where they performed the best live version of Warren‘s classic “Regulate” single. Accompanied by vocals of the late great Nate Dogg, the two G‘s put on an amazing performance, as any song is always made better by live instruments.

“Regulate” heavily samples Michael McDonald‘s soulful throwback “I Keep Forgettin’ (Every Time You’re Near).” Warren G is going on a bit of an educational tour, reminding the new generation as well as the old where the whole new wave of west coast music comes from, and that he was one of the main pioneers of “G-Funk” rap. Just how Future, Rich Homie Quan, and now Fetty Wap are the rap vocalists that embody today’s “ignant R&B” style, Warren G also spoke to XXL last summer on how the late Nate Dogg was an important facet of the “G-Funk” era.

“He was very important. I mean, that was the backbone of what I do. Whenever I did records, we were like Batman and Robin. It’s like, he understands my perception, and I understand the way he writes and sings. So when the combination comes together, it’s perfect, and it always makes sense and it’s always a banger, a hit record. We wanted to make people feel good and understand at the same time what we talkin’ ’bout.”

Warren G‘s tour, “The G-Funk Experience”, will kick off March 7 at the Harbour Event Centre in Vancouver, CA. Tickets are available for purchase here.

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