Featured Session: G-Funk w/ Warren G

Mar 15, 2017

3:30pm – 4:30pm CT

During the early 90s, the G-Funk style of hip hop emerged from Los Angeles, combining melodic elements of Motown, Funk, and R&B with socially-aware gangsta rap. For the first time in history, 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 childhood friends Warren G, Snoop Dogg, and Nate Dogg, who formed the group 213 and were discovered by Deathrow Records and Dr. Dre. Deathrow went on to only support Snoop and Nate, and while the two rose to international stardom, Warren moved back to Long Beach with hopes of making it on his own. Join us for a conversation with Warren G and the filmmakers who documented his rise and the impact or G-Funk on pop culture.

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Rafael Chavez

Chavez Bros Productions

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Warren G

G Funk Productions

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Bob Ruggeri

Omega Point Films

Primary Access
Music Badge
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Artist Wristband
Secondary Access
Film Badge
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