Author: | Date: January 18th, 2008
Rumors recently surfaced that legendary G-Funk artist Nate Dogg had suffered a stroke in late December. These rumors were confirmed today by manage Rod McGrew.
Nate Dogg suffered a mild stroke on December 19. He was transported to Panoma Valley Hospital and stayed there until December 26. He has not suffered any brain damage and his voice has not been affected. There is a good prognosis that Nate Dogg will make a proper recovery.
We at The G-Funk Era hope the very best for Nate and his family.
On a slightly unrelated note, this is my first post on The G-Funk Era.
Author: DJ Crimson | Date: January 13th, 2008
Who would of thought DJ Quik’s cousin, H.I.T., and Snoop Dogg’s younger brother, Pretty Tony (aka Bada Bing), would ever form a group together. Not to mention Goldie Loc was originally part of the group before Snoop Dogg picked him up for Tha Eastsidaz group. Surprisingly, even being related to them hasn’t even got them the notice that they deserved. The album itself is consistent throughout with notable guest appearances from Bad Azz, Goldie Loc, and Snoop Dogg. Not much has been heard from the group ever since their debut and a few guest appearances on Snoop Read the rest of this post »
Author: DJ Crimson | Date: January 8th, 2008
If there is any upcoming artist that has been keeping the G-Funk influence alive while still doing his own thing, it would definitely have to be XL Middleton. Although XL Middleton has been rapping and producing since 2002, it finally seems like he is getting the recognition he deserves. He even speaks to his own fans every now and then on some of the more popular west coast music boards. After releasing a few mixtapes in 2007 which gained a lot of momentum for his upcoming album, he finally released his most recent outing, Barliament Drunkadelic. Barliament Drunkadelic was Read the rest of this post »
Author: DJ Crimson | Date: January 5th, 2008
If I can ever post one of the most generic G-Funk albums out there, this would definitely be it. Although there is nothing wrong with being generic, this is your typical G-Funk sound here. More onto the group, I really can’t find any info on the two rappers other then that they hail from Long Beach. The album’s production is handled by Charles Atkins, Dave Swang, Del Atkins, Scrap, and Stevo. The most notable producer out of that line up would have to be Dave Swang who produced “Droppin Bombz” off “The Show” Soundtrack and co-produced “Ridin’, Slippin’, & Slidin” off Tha Read the rest of this post »
Author: DJ Crimson | Date: January 4th, 2008
For my first album article, I would like to discuss one of the most underrated G-Funk albums to come out in the early 90’s, Steffon’s Trippin’ Wit No Luggage which came out in 1994. The album was surprisingly released by the popular Ruthless Records label. Looking back, there really was no album promotion other than a music video for “Frost Bit” and a few magazine advertisements. Every song on the album was produced by Ruthless Record’s former head producer, Rhythm D, and features no guest appearances. The standout song for me would have to be the lead single “Frost Bit” that Read the rest of this post »