Classic Videos

Warren G

Performed by Warren G and Nate Dogg. Released in the 1994, ‘Regulate’ appears on the soundtrack to the film Above the Rim and later Warren G.’s album Regulate…G Funk Era. The song reached #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #8 on the R&B/Hip-Hop chart. It is considered the breakout single for both artists.

The track makes heavy use of a four-bar sample of the rhythm of Michael McDonald’s song “I Keep Forgettin’ (Every Time You’re Near)”. It also samples “Sign of the Times” by Bob James and “Let Me Ride” by Dr. Dre. One mix of the song is referred to as “I Keep Forgettin’ to Regulate”.

The song also starts with a quote sampled from the film Young Guns. The music video featured scenes from Above the Rim, including an appearance by Tupac Shakur.

It was number 98 on VH1’s 100 Greatest Songs of Hip Hop and number 108 on Pitchfork Media’s Top 200 Tracks of the 90s.