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G Funk

The story of G Funk, the funky, melodic form of hip hop that conquered the world. The rhythm is the bass and the bass is the treble...

Credits

Dir-Scr Karam Gill
Prod Warren G, Robert Ruggeri, Gary Ousdahl, Rafael Chavez
With Warren G, Snoop Dogg, Ice Cube
USA
2017
87min
Sales CAA

G Funk tells the story of the 1990s sound that transformed hip-hop into a global phenomenon and how three friends from East Long Beach changed the world. Warren G, Snoop Dogg and the late great Nate Dogg were childhood friends in LA. Having recorded under the moniker 213 (the LA telephone code), they were discovered by Dr. Dre when he was at Death Row Records. As a collective, they began to combine the melodic elements of Motown, funk and R&B with the angry, visceral sound of socially aware gangsta rap. The result was a smooth, laid back and melodic brand of hip hop that took the music from out of the underground and to a massive global audience. First-time director Karam Gill synthesises rare archival material with commentaries from a who’s-who of hip hop royalty to tell the story of G Funk and particularly the role of Warren G, whose influence was pivotal to its success.

Stuart Brown

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