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3042606, Dr. Dre/Snoop/Death Row/West Coast G-Funk Vaults
Posted by Brew, Sat Apr-22-23 11:41 AM
I'm a well known West Coast/G-Funk stan. Dre and Snoop were the first rap artists I ever heard when I was 8 years old. My parents barred me from getting The Chronic when it came out so I had to dub it on a tape labeled "Ace of Base" from one of my neighbors so I could listen to it (quietly) in my room after they went to bed or when they weren't home.

In middle school when we got the internet, I destroyed my parents' computer(s) with various viruses downloading all the new and unreleased Snoop/Dre/Death Row music I could find on sites like snoopsdogghouse.com and other unofficial Death Row sites. When Snoop left Death Row, I bought (and still have, and still often listen to) his self-released CD "Smokefest '96," which is, in part, the impetus for this post.

In those middle school file folders were a *bunch* of unreleased and/or rare/hard to find west coast golden era songs that I've mostly been able to rediscover over the years, but don't listen to as often as I otherwise would because they're only available on other stans' YouTube channels and shit like that. And of course like the rest of us, I spend most of my time these days on streaming (and vinyl more and more).

But last nite something reminded me of one of those old, rare songs and I spent like 3 hours sitting on my couch, searching out and listening to those songs from the mid 90s that I used to have in my file folders on my parents' computer, and reminisced. Which made me decide to make this post; maybe to open a discussion about west coast artists' unreleased/rarity vaults specifically, maybe to open a discussion about unreleased /rarities in general; maybe just to memorialize some of these songs so I never go an extended period without listening to them again; or whatever else.

I wish more of these songs would get the re-mastering treatment and see an official release now that Snoop owns DR (many of them have on various Death Row/Suge Knight releases but they changed enough that the songs lost some of their original magic) cuz damn, these songs are just so vintage, so of their time, so directly up my damn alley haha. I have a lot of them on my old iPod but not all of them.

I can only imagine what else Dre and them have in the vaults that we'll unfortunately never get to hear. These guys were batting a thousand during the early-to-mid 90s (and into the late 90s, in some cases); everything they dropped was a head bobbing masterpiece IMO. So cool, so funky, so vibey and groovy, so fun.

Anyway - I'm just gonna post a bunch of these bangers below, for my and hopefully some others' enjoyment. Maybe this post goes wood, but hopefully, if nothing else, some of you at least discover some great songs you'd never heard before.

I'll post two good sources below as well, if anyone wants to dig deeper into these west coast vaults; I'm only posting my personal favorites (albeit, several of them). I have some backstories about some of these songs that I'll include below. I somehow vividly remember a lot of the origin stories even tho I first read/found out about them nearly 30 years ago. Core memories I suppose.

(be aware that some of the songs on the 2nd link appear to be not what they say they are ... AnonymousOne's songs/vids are 100% legit in my experience).

Snoop Doggy Dogg f. Kurupt, Jewell, Nate Dogg - Every Single Day (OG, remastered)
(here's the version I always had that was a radio rip from 1996 or so, which has some slight differences):

Snoop Doggy Dogg f. The (original) Eastsiders - Feels So Good (from the "Ride" soundtrack)

Dr. Dre - My Life (supposed to have been on Chronic 2: Daddy's Got a Brand New Funk before Dre left DR)

Snoop Doggy Dogg f. George Clinton & Jewell - Doggystyle (sample clearances prevented it from being on the album)

Snoop Doggy Dogg - Neva Again (radio rip, song that came out right after he left Death Row and just before the Smokefest album was released)

Snoop Doggy Dogg f. Dr. Dre - The Next Episode (original g-funk version, also couldn't make Doggystyle cuz of sample issues)

Snoop Doggy Dogg f. Kurupt - Ride On (Remix; original was on the Caught Up soundtrack; this remix was on the aforementioned Smokefest album .. I prefer this version. Snoop and Kurupt had great chemistry back then; I wish we got more songs like this and Every Single Day from them)

Dr. Dre - Get It (this sounds more like 2001-era Dre but I like it so I included it)

Kurupt f. Jewell - I Don't Bang No More (god dayum this is that vintage g-funk; this is the song I was reminded of last nite that sparked my solo listening party and this post)

Snoop Doggy Dogg f.Daz, Raphael Saadiq (this song got a somewhat official release and video but still a rarity IMO)

Tha Dogg Pound f. Nate Dogg - Just Doggin' (this was on the Sunset Park soundtrack but still a rarity too IMO .. great Kurupt verses)

Nas f. Nature, Dr. Dre - Everyday Thing (not sure the time this was released but it can be gleaned that it was during The Firm sessions, not only cuz of the artists involved but cuz I think Nature's verse is ripped straight from Firm Family, which was on the Firm's album)

Snoop Doggy Dogg - May I (not sure when this was released but it got an official release on one of Suge's petty post-Dre/Snoop albums)

Snoop Doggy Dogg - County Blues (pre-Chronic demo song, same story as above in that it got an official release on one of those Suge albums but this is the original, raw version I had back in the 90s)

I'll prolly be back to post more, there's so many Snoop gems from the pre-Chronic sessions when he and Dre first got together that I want to post here but I gotta run for now. Enjoy !
3042607, This would've been a lively post back in the day.
Posted by High Society, Sat Apr-22-23 03:02 PM
Sorry you put some time & effort into this only for it to eventually brick, due in no part to you but because the boards just don't have the participation they used to have.

Thanks for the links though, I'll check out some joints I surely have never heard. Snoop / Dre / Deathrow was never really my thing.

Didn't know you were a big Death Row / Snoop / Dre head. Always pegged you as the C-O-double-M-O-to-the-N head.

3042608, Haha appreciate the response man.
Posted by Brew, Sat Apr-22-23 03:25 PM
And I know what I was getting into, but didn't mind spending the time posting anyway cuz like I said at the very least I have a reminder for the next few weeks to continue to play this shit that I love and that gives me that boost of nostalgia for when my music journey began. Plus it's just fun for me to get into detail about this music. But I *was* thinking, as I typed out this post, that I wish R-Tistic was still active here haha - I know he'd have contributed some useful info and probably some songs too.

Re: Snoop/Dre/DR v. Common, I'm both haha. Common's still my favorite all time MC.

I started with the west coast, did some mainstream stuff, then got into the Soulquarian/Rawkus/etc. stuff after that and branched out from there throughout, of course. But I often say g-funk and neo-soul were and are my favorite all time hip-hop sub genres. Those may seem like mismatches, but I think the groovy/funky west coast stuff and the soulful/jazzy neo-soul Souquarian era stuff have a lot of similarities with regard to vibes and melodies.
3042612, LOL @ writing Ace of Base on the tape
Posted by Adwhizz, Sat Apr-22-23 05:22 PM
oddly enough my Mom was mad at me for actually buying an AOB album because she saw they white and assumed they were a hard rock group/worshiped the devil
3042614, Hahahaha
Posted by Brew, Sun Apr-23-23 09:27 AM
>oddly enough my Mom was mad at me for actually buying an AOB album because she saw they white and assumed they were a hard rock group/worshiped the devil
3042617, lmao
Posted by High Society, Sun Apr-23-23 03:19 PM
3042618, Snoop really could not miss during the Doggystyle era huh.
Posted by phemom, Sun Apr-23-23 04:02 PM
Just about every song that was supposed to be on the album but didn't is banging...and the album still became a classic.

Usually with the albums that are known as the best in hip-hop you can see why the ones left off aren't there...not Doggystyle tho.

doggystyle (the song)

tha next episode (unreleased version)

the root of all evil

gz up, hoes down

...All really good records that could've been on the album but weren't.
3042619, I got the initial pressing with Gz Up Hoes Down on it.
Posted by Brew, Sun Apr-23-23 07:56 PM
So damn happy I did. What an unbelievable song.

And yea he was batting a trillion from The Chronic til he was put on trial. I think Doggfather is hella underrated but it was clear the edge was gone.

Every song prior, tho, was just the coolest shit ever released lol. His voice, flow, mic presence, and the beats he was rapping on ... just nothing better.
3042620, Think of the mental expansion from Dre.
Posted by JFrost1117, Mon Apr-24-23 10:48 AM
I think even back then, this version of “Tha Next Episode” gets an “Oh, okay” vs the one we more popularly know.
3042621, I always liked the original version.
Posted by Brew, Mon Apr-24-23 10:55 AM
And that's primarily because I prefer the lush, busy g-funk era Dre to the sparse, empty-space 2001 era Dre. Both are great that's just my preference.

I also had the original Next Episode downloaded a couple years after Doggystyle was released so it was the version I was used to. So when the updated version came out in 1998 or 1999, I remember being really let down by the beat. Obviously I've come around on it, it's an amazing, timeless, classic song for a million reasons. But my preference is and always will be g-funk.

But to your point - I don't really think the original would've had the same impact that G Thang did, and that the new version ultimately did, so I think it worked out the way it should've.

More fun facts: Warren G used the same sample from the original Next Episode on "Runnin' Wit No Brakes" from Regulate..G Funk Era:

G also used the same sample Dre'd used for an original demo of "Rat Tat Tat", on "And Ya Don't Stop":

Original Rat Tat Tat Tat:
3042627, RE: I always liked the original version.
Posted by JFrost1117, Mon Apr-24-23 05:00 PM
They need a podcast series/therapy session to breakdown/come clean/reconcile all the production and bars, in the same place at the same time.

Daz specifically, sometimes he sounds like “Hey, it was what it was, for the greater good” and then he’s like “EVERYTHING WAS MINE FIRST AND THEY TOOK IT AND PUT SOMEONE ELSE’S NAME AND CREDIT ON IT!”

WG is mostly more subtle about it, but some interviews get him riled up.

The whole Above the Law part is fuzzy for me.

Just something to un-jumble all the crossed wires.
3042635, Haha I think they've all toned it down in recent years.
Posted by Brew, Tue Apr-25-23 09:56 AM
Maybe you've seen more interviews with Daz than I have, but while I know he was all "fuck Dre he stole my shit" for several years after he left Death Row, IIRC for the past decade or so he's backed off of that and been more diplomatic.

Re: Warren G, you have any examples of him getting riled up about the subject ? I don't think I've ever seen him mad haha.

Re: Above the Law they all buried the hatchet (Cold 187um was on Compton) but yea it's clear that Dre was doing a lot of borrowing from those guys in the early g-funk days. Same sample sources and shit like that. But sorry, Dre's beats were just fucking *better*, always.

Picturing Daz, G, Dre, Cold, etc. in a group therapy session is funny tho.
3042638, RE: Haha I think they've all toned it down in recent years.
Posted by obsidianchrysalis, Tue Apr-25-23 04:04 PM
>But sorry, Dre's beats were
>just fucking *better*, always.

Wholeheartedly agree.

I'm not a producer, so I can't really get into the beatmaker v producer argument as they can. Personally, all I care about is what comes through the speakers.

And while Daz or other Dre proteges may be more proficient at a drum machine or sampler or another instrument, none were as great behind a mixing board and as a leader of a session as Dre.

Some may prefer Daz's sound because it was more LA-centric. I can't argue with taste. But there's a reason why Dre's music has not only been so impactful but stood the test of time.

I think I would be irritated if the root of songs that Dre got credit for were mine. But those songs also wouldn't be as big or remarkable without Dre.

If the producers who worked with Dre had an ear as good as his, they would have equaled Dre's success elsewhere.
3042649, No question.
Posted by Brew, Wed Apr-26-23 08:51 AM
I think Daz's output in the mid-90s was on par with Dre's in terms of g-funk aesthetics. But you nailed everything else. Dre is the maestro. Oversees an entire session. Makes lasting music. Even if some of these guys (and I believe that they did) brought him half-finished beats, samples, whatever, Dre made them *great* songs.
3042626, beautiful stuff. thanks for posting
Posted by Hellyeah, Mon Apr-24-23 02:29 PM
3042632, Let Me Ride remix
Posted by makaveli, Mon Apr-24-23 07:41 PM

and some other (somewhat) rarities.

Snoop-Not Like it Was


Pac and Snoop-If There’s a Cure for This

Snoop- Out the Moon

Snoop- The Wash


Snoop- Eat a D***

The whole 213 album. And yeah I'm sure Dre has some great stuff we’ll never here.
3042636, RE: Let Me Ride remix
Posted by Brew, Tue Apr-25-23 09:58 AM

Hell yea. Pretty sure this (or another remix) was on the cassette single I had.

>and some other (somewhat) rarities.
>Snoop-Not Like it Was

This came up oin the "great songs not on Spotify" post ... almost posted it here myself. Beautiful song.

>Pac and Snoop-If There’s a Cure for This
>Snoop- Out the Moon
>Snoop- The Wash
>Snoop- Eat a D***
>The whole 213 album. And yeah I'm sure Dre has some great
>stuff we’ll never here.

All great ones !!
3042640, This is incredible. Thank you for posting!
Posted by Ryan M, Tue Apr-25-23 05:49 PM
3042650, No prob !
Posted by Brew, Wed Apr-26-23 08:51 AM
3042642, much appreciation for these
Posted by kajsidog, Tue Apr-25-23 09:10 PM
G-funk was such a great sound.

LOVE that Every Single Day song. Sent it to a friend and he said he felt 14 again.

Since you're a self-proclaimed stan do you recommend any of the Kurupt albums? His spotify presence is overwhelming. New or old.
3042644, RE: much appreciation for these
Posted by DJR, Tue Apr-25-23 09:20 PM
>G-funk was such a great sound.
>LOVE that Every Single Day song. Sent it to a friend and he
>said he felt 14 again.
>Since you're a self-proclaimed stan do you recommend any of
>the Kurupt albums? His spotify presence is overwhelming. New
>or old.

Tha Streetz Iz a Mutha
Blaqkout (collab album with DJ Quik)
3042646, 9X Outta 10 is so nuts.
Posted by JFrost1117, Tue Apr-25-23 09:43 PM
It’s so rappity-rap, then he busts out “DONT TALK TO ME NO MORE ABOUT NO MUTHAFUCKIN MONEY”
3042652, LOL so good.
Posted by Brew, Wed Apr-26-23 08:55 AM
>It’s so rappity-rap, then he busts out “DONT TALK TO ME NO MORE ABOUT NO MUTHAFUCKIN MONEY”
3042664, i agree these are his best 3
Posted by makaveli, Wed Apr-26-23 01:27 PM
3042651, That's the song I've been stuck on the most since revisiting all of these.
Posted by Brew, Wed Apr-26-23 08:54 AM
Just such a beautiful beat. And Snoop and Kurupt in their raw primes. Unreal. Some Jewell and Nate for good measure. I could listen to that type of shit all day.

Streetz Iz a Mutha is Kurupt's magnum opus. But as DJR already said, BlaQKout w/ Quik, and his debut solo Kuruption!, are both really good too. Space Boogie: Smoke Oddessey is worth a listen too, if only for the strength of On, Onsite which is one of the best songs he ever made.

Everything else I'm only familiar with in bits and pieces. Like you said, his Spotify/discog is daunting.
3042663, Streetz is his best album
Posted by makaveli, Wed Apr-26-23 01:26 PM
i feel like a lot of his albums are kinda hit or miss but they usually have one or two songs that are fire. the other albums mentioned above are good but i would also add the DPG album Dillinger and Young Gotti which came out in 2001.
3042665, I really wanted Kurupt to be "up next."
Posted by Brew, Wed Apr-26-23 01:28 PM
As an obviously huge Death Row fan I loved Snoop from day 1 and to this day, but in the late 90s I was hoping that Kurupt would emerge as the "next" guy cuz he was just so furious and dope on the mic in his early years. It never really materialized with him, unfortunately, but he's definitely had some shining moments as we've all been mentioning here.
3042645, Great post, thanks for putting all these in one place
Posted by DJR, Tue Apr-25-23 09:22 PM
Some of these I’ve never heard.
3042653, Glad to hear it - was hoping to introduce some new stuff to folks.
Posted by Brew, Wed Apr-26-23 08:56 AM
Hopefully you find more to love too. It's fun exploring that old stuff.
3042647, Snoop All-Stars - Bitch'z Treat (f/Soopafly/Letoiya Williams)
Posted by chincheckin, Wed Apr-26-23 07:46 AM

3042654, Shit - I like this.
Posted by Brew, Wed Apr-26-23 08:56 AM
Don't think I ever heard it. Was this from the album of the same name ?
3042658, Yup!
Posted by chincheckin, Wed Apr-26-23 10:44 AM
>Don't think I ever heard it. Was this from the album of the
>same name ?

Snoop Dogg Presents... Doggy Style Allstars Vol. 1
3042659, Nice - IIRC that album was Letoiya heavy.
Posted by Brew, Wed Apr-26-23 10:50 AM
Then she sorta disappeared ? I liked her.

Prolly some other gems on that album I'll have to find a way to revisit it.
3042672, I Believe In You f/ LaToiya was one of my favorites
Posted by DJR, Wed Apr-26-23 03:15 PM
Off the “Paid The Cost..” album.

That and “Ballin’”.
3042679, Oh yea both really good.
Posted by Brew, Thu Apr-27-23 08:35 AM
3042685, Another good song with her
Posted by makaveli, Thu Apr-27-23 12:04 PM
Feels Good by Daz

3042687, Ohhh I love this ! w/Kurupt too. Never heard this one. Thanks.
Posted by Brew, Thu Apr-27-23 12:43 PM
3042666, Hey You (produced by alchemist) from that album as well
Posted by makaveli, Wed Apr-26-23 01:34 PM
dope song.
3042667, Oh shit forgot about this one.
Posted by Brew, Wed Apr-26-23 01:36 PM
Snoop made some of his best post-Death Row songs in that early 00s period when he stepped out and made songs with Alchemist, Preemo, Kanye, and some other big name, non-west-coast producers. Nice change of pace and he was clearly motivated during that period.
3042668, that was a great run for Snoop
Posted by makaveli, Wed Apr-26-23 02:18 PM

adding link to Real Soon from the Welcome to tha Chuuch album.


3042670, Nice one. This is the Preemo joint to which I referred.
Posted by Brew, Wed Apr-26-23 02:23 PM

Always thought this was a great collabo.
3042673, This is another good one
Posted by makaveli, Wed Apr-26-23 06:40 PM
Snoop has so many good songs.
3042686, Countless.
Posted by Brew, Thu Apr-27-23 12:43 PM
3042671, Another one from Snoop All-Stars - I Miss That Bitch
Posted by chincheckin, Wed Apr-26-23 03:10 PM

Prod by Hi-Tek
3042680, Love this track. Think he was talking about weed IIRC
Posted by Brew, Thu Apr-27-23 08:36 AM
3042692, RE: Dr. Dre/Snoop/Death Row/West Coast G-Funk Vaults
Posted by JtothaI, Fri Apr-28-23 12:07 PM
Great post, info and memories! I was right there with you downloading all this stuff on kazaa, linewire, napster etc and ruining computers.

I remember most of these, except that Dre "Get It" which is pretty good quality too.

I'm here for this post!
3042693, Appreciate you ! Always glad to hear of likeminded g-funk stans haha.
Posted by Brew, Fri Apr-28-23 12:54 PM
3042706, The Next Episode would of ended Doggystyle perfectly
Posted by OKdamn, Mon May-01-23 10:16 AM
It's weird that there isn't a HQ version of that.

3042707, I agree. Pump Pump is a great song but by no means should've ended that album.
Posted by Brew, Mon May-01-23 10:48 AM
3042708, Sample issues didn't stop them from putting Gz Up Hoes Down on there
Posted by OKdamn, Mon May-01-23 12:04 PM
My CD had it...Doggystyle still doesn't sound right without it.

They should of said f it and threw that joint on there. GANGSTAS..
3042740, Rolling Stone 100 best West Coast rap songs
Posted by c71, Fri May-05-23 05:59 PM
not so much G-Funk on here


The 100 Greatest West Coast Hip-Hop Songs of All Time

From N.W.A to Tyler, the Creator, from mobb music to hyphy


MAY 1, 2023

west coast rap

HIP-HOP WAS BORN in the Bronx in the summer of 1973. To celebrate the music’s 50th anniversary, “Rolling Stone” will be publishing a series of features, historical pieces, op-eds, and lists throughout this year.

Our story of West Coast hip-hop music begins in 1981. That’s when producer, songwriter, and industry veteran Duffy Hooks III formed Rappers Rapp Disco Co. in Los Angeles. The label’s first release was “The Gigolo Rapp,” a nine-minute party platter that featured Disco Daddy and Captain Rapp rocking over an interpolation of Rick James’ “Give It to Me.” That same year, Oakland entrepreneur and soul singer Mickey “Mo” Moore released “Super Rat,” by Motorcycle Mike and the Rat Trap Band on Hodisk Records. However, the tale could start much earlier. There’s plenty of evidence that rap developed long before the Sugarhill Gang’s “Rapper’s Delight” brought New York hip-hop to the world. “From the nasty tales of Stagolee to H. Rap Brown in the Sixties, most of rap is nothing more than straight-up Black bravado,” wrote Ice-T in his book The Ice Opinion. “Rapping is just something you pick up in the ghetto.”

In four-plus decades, the West Coast scene has blossomed with musical variety, not only in Los Angeles and the Bay Area but also Sacramento, Phoenix, Seattle, and other cities across the region. From the electro era to mobb music, turntablism, hyphy, and more, it has produced so many standout artists, micro-scenes, one-hit wonders, and multi-genre fusions that it proved impossible to fit them all into a single, 100-song list. We could dedicate half of the list to the N.W.A family tree alone, a lineage that stretches from the World Class Wreckin’ Cru to Kendrick Lamar. We could have stuffed it with 2Pac, Dr. Dre, and Snoop Dogg hits. Instead, we chose to go broad, sticking to one main artist’s song apiece, with few exceptions. Even then, we struggled to include everyone who matters. Inevitably, some did not make the cut.

The list was compiled by our editors and a team of critics headed up by Bay Area writer and longtime RS contributor Mosi Reeves. After compiling the initial list, we thought it would be nice to get an insider’s opinion. Our expert eyeballer for the 100 Greatest West Coast Hip-Hop Songs is Mike Cox of the L.A. production duo Mike & Keys. They have worked with many of the artists who appear here, including Dr. Dre, Nipsey Hustle, Dom Kennedy, Xzibit, and Saweetie. “West Coast hip-hop is the inspiration that me and my partner Keys used to make Nipsey’s album Victory Lap, because we were inspired by Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, N.W.A,” says Mike. “We were inspired by them using funk samples with hip-hop drums.”

Mike says that when Nipsey Hussle began work on the Grammy-nominated Victory Lap, he connected with numerous OG producers, including the late Digital Underground figurehead Shock G, Dr. Dre, and DJ Quik as well as engineers who worked on those sessions. “It’s like going and sitting with your senseis that did it before you and getting the blessing. We did that with all the West Coast legends,” he says.

However, Mike wonders what West Coast hip-hop means now in the age of the internet. “The internet made it possible for anybody to put their music up and think they’re a professional,” he says. “It’s made music more of a gumbo effect.… When you have everything accessible to you, you’re kinda all over the place.” Yet that’s part of the history, too. As the region evolves and acclimates to changing tastes in the music industry, our 100 Greatest West Coast Hip-Hop Songs stands as a snapshot of the scene’s important landmarks. It’s made with the knowledge that the future may well uncover a different portrait.

100. Black Eyed Peas - joints and jams

99. Oaktown's 3-5-7 - yeah, yeah, yeah

98. Dom Kennedy - when I come around

97. Open Mike Eagle - qualifiers

96. Captain Rapp - Bad Times (I Can't Stand It)

95. Brotha Lynch Hung - rest in piss

94. The Alkaholiks - make room

93. Dilated Peoples - work the angles

92. Kamaiyah - how does it feel?

91. Zion-I - inner light

90. Blu and Exile - So(Ul) Amazin’ (Steel Blazin’)

89. Saafir - light sleeper

88. L.A. Dream Team - The Dream Team Is In The House!

87. King Tee - At Your Own Risk (Buddha Mix)

86. Lyrics Born - Callin' Out

85. Jurassic 5 - Concrete Schoolyard

84. Saweetie - ICY GRL

83. P-Lo - Put Me On Somethin'

82. Skee-Lo - I Wish

81. World Class Wreckin’ Cru - Turn Off The Lights

80. Macklemore and Ryan Lewis - Same Love

79. Medusa/S.I.N. - Power Of The P

78. 03 Greedo - Never Bend

77. Deltron 3030 - 3030

76. Earl Sweatshirt - Chum

75. Toddy Tee - Batteram

74. Xzbit - Get Your Walk On

73. Problem feat. Bad Luc - Like Whaaat

72. Mack 10 & Tha Dogg Pound - Nothin' But The Cavi Hit

71. Kreayshawn - Gucci Gucci

70. Young MC - Bust A Move

69. Doja Cat - Rules

68. Mozzy - Bladadah

67. SOB x RBE - Anti

66. The Coup - Fat Cats, Bigga Fish

65. People Under the Stairs - Acid Raindrops

64. Westside Connection - Bow Down

63. DJ Shadow - Midnight In A Perfect World

62. Kendrick Lamar - DNA

61. JT the Bigga Figga - Game Recognize Game

60. Spice 1 - Trigga's Got No Heart

59. San Quinn & Andre Nickatina - Ayo

58. Tyga - Rack City

57. MC Hammer - Let's Get It Started

56. Kid Frost - La Raza

55. The Conscious Daughters - Somethin' To Ride To (Fonky Expedition)

54. Schoolboy Q - Man Of The Year

53. Roddy Ricch - The Box

52. Quasimoto - Microphone Mathematics

51. 2Pac feat. Digital Underground - I Get Around

50. The Pharcyde - Passin' Me By

49. Snoop Dogg feat. Kurupt, Nate Dogg & Warren G - Ain't No Fun (If The Homies Can't Have None)

48. Drakeo the Ruler - Flu Flamming

47. RBL Posse - Don't Give Me No Bammer

46. Sir Mix-a-Lot - Posse On Broadway

45. Too $hort - Freaky Tales

44. Freestyle Fellowship - 7th Seal

43. The D.O.C. - It's Funky Enough

42. MC Eiht - Streiht Up Menace

41. The Jacka feat. Andre Nickatina - Glamorous Lifestyle

40. Vince Staples - Norf Norf

39. Eazy-E - Boyz-N-The Hood

38. J.J. Fad - Supersonic

37. Lil B - I'm god

36. The Game feat. 50 Cent - Hate It Or Love It

35. Coolio - Fantastic Voyage

34. Yo-Yo feat. Ice Cube - You Can't Play With My Yo-Yo

33. Dr. Dre - Still D.R.E.

32. Above the Law - Call It What U Want

31. Egyptian Lover - Egypt, Egypt

30. Ice-T - Colors

29. Blackalicious - Alphabet Aerobics (The Cut Chemist 2 ½ Minute Workout)

28. Keak Da Sneak - Super Hyphy

27. Luniz - I Got 5 On It

26. The Lady of Rage - Afro Puffs

25. Ice Cube - Dead Homiez

24. Warren G feat. Nate Dogg - Regulate

23. YG feat. Nispey Hussle - FDT

22. Digital Underground - Doowutchyalike

21. Suga Free - Why U Bullshittin'

20. The Pharcyde - Runnin'

19. Tyler, the Creator - Yonkers

18. E-40 feat. the Click - Captain Save A Hoe

17. Cypress Hill - How I Could Just Kill A Man

16. DJ Quik - Tonite

15. Rodney-O and DJ Joe Cooley - Everlasting Bass

14. N.W.A - Fuck Tha Police

13. 2Pac - California Love

12. Eazy-E - Real Muthaphuckkin G's

11. Nipsey Hussle feat. YG - Last Time That I Checc'd

10. Ice-T - 6 In The Mornin'

9. Mac Dre - Feelin' Myself

8. Snoop Doggy Dogg - Gin And Juice

7. Ice Cube - It Was A Good Day

6. Too $hort - Blow The Whistle

5. Souls of Mischief - 93 'Til Infinity

4. Makaveli feat. Outlawz - Hail Mary

3. Kendrick Lamar feat. Mc Eiht - M.A.A.D City

2. N.W.A - Straight Outta Compton

1. Dr. Dre feat. Snoop Doggy Dogg - Nuthin' But A "G" Thang
3042759, Yea this is woefully short on g-funk.
Posted by Brew, Mon May-08-23 11:30 AM
Like I'm sorry but like 30-40% of these songs need to be replaced with g-funk songs, if we're seriously trying to reflect the "greatest" songs to ever come out of the west coast. For example like half of both Doggystyle and The Chronic belong on this list, as does some representation from Dogg Food.

And "Hail Mary" doesn't belong on this list nevermind top 10.

I understand representation for all the important west coast artists and am down for that but that's a different list from "greatest."
3042741, G-Funk documentary
Posted by c71, Fri May-05-23 06:00 PM
3042758, Oh shit.
Posted by Brew, Mon May-08-23 11:14 AM
3042746, snoop ft. raphael saadiq - midnight love
Posted by tariqhu, Sat May-06-23 09:59 AM
3042757, Great song. Was in my original post but I forgot to label it lol.
Posted by Brew, Mon May-08-23 11:14 AM
3042786, A few more lesser known Dogg Pound Tracks
Posted by makaveli, Thu May-11-23 08:28 AM
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