“When you’re making magic, sometimes the ingredients don’t come with instructions” – Snoop Dogg
In the early 90s, the G Funk style of hip-hop emerged from Los Angeles, which combines elements of Motown, Funk, and R&B with socially-aware gangsta rap. From it, for the first time, a hip-hop album debuted at #1 on the pop charts and the genre became a staple of mainstream American culture.
The movement began with Warren G, Snoop Dogg, and Nate Dogg. As childhood friends, the three formed the group “213” and was discovered by Death Row Records. Death Row went on to support Snoop Dogg and Nate Dogg, and while the two rose to international stardom, Warren G moved back to Long Beach with hopes of making it on his own. The film follows his rise and the impact of G Funk on pop culture.
Watch the documentary below.
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