Warren G Talks Meek Mill Vs Drake, Working With Kendrick Lamar & Changing The Game With Dr. Dre


(AllHipHop News) West Coast Hip Hop legend Warren G has had a big couple of weeks. The Long Beach native released his 6-track Regulate… G Funk Era, Pt. II EP, and he is being portrayed by Sheldon A. Smith in the N.W.A biopic Straight Outta Compton which hits theaters on Friday.

In an interview with Billboard, Warren G shared his thoughts on an important scene in F. Gary Gray’s film. He also discussed the much talked about battle between Meek Mill and Drake as well as possibly one day working with Aftermath emcee Kendrick Lamar.

[ALSO READ: EXCLUSIVE: F. Gary Gray Talks Directing “Straight Outta Compton,” Working With Ice Cube, Police Brutality & More]

On the Straight Outta Compton scene where he introduces Snoop Dogg to Dr. Dre:

We was hungry. Me, Snoop and Nate. We was hungry and wanted to do music. And Dre gave us that opportunity and opened the door for us. We just been doing it ever since. [Like] what he did for us, we changed the game for him at the same time when we did The Chronic. That opened up a whole other lane to now, where he’s got Eminem, 50 Cent and all the other artists under him and [allowed] him to get as far as he’s gotten with everything that’s going on. That’s a good thing.

On still making music twenty years after his debut:

It feels good to still be in rotation 20 years later. A lot of dudes is in one week and gone the next. That’s just like with the Meek Mill and Drake situation. A lot of fans switched away from him [Meek] fast. But I’m not saying he’s done. Once he do a banger outside of the bullsh*t that’s going on, they’ll be right back. That’s just an example of what can happen. One second you are on top, the next second… boom! You’re gone.

On potentially working with Kendrick Lamar:

I want to work with him. I mean, we talked. I’ve seen him. We were rehearsing right before the BET Experience and he was like, “I need one of them bangers.” I was like, “Alright. Just get at me.” I gave him my number. He said he was gonna get at me, so whenever he gets at me, I’m here.

[ALSO READ: EXCLUSIVE: Warren G Talks Kendrick’s “Control” Verse, His Issues With Mainstream Radio & West Coast Hip Hop]