“Regulate” by Warren G (ft. Nate Dogg)

Funk on a whole new level. The rhythm is the bass and the bass is the treble.


Regulators. We any stealin’ of his property. We’re damn good too. But you can’t be any geek off the street. You gotta be handy with the steel if you know what mean. Earn your keep. Regulators, mount up!

It was a clear black night, a clear white moon
Warren G was on the streets tryin’ to consume
Some skirts for the eve so I can get some phones
Rollin’ in my ride, chillin’ all alone

Just hit the east side of the LBC
On a mission tryin’ to find Mr. Warren G
Seen a car full of girls, ain’t no need to tweak
All you skirts know what’s up with 213

[Warren G]
So I hooks a left on 21 and Lewis
Some brothers shootin’ dice, so I said “Let’s do this!”
I jumped out the ride and said “What’s up?”
Some brothers pulled some gats, so I said “I’m stuck!”

[Nate Dogg]
Since these girls peepin’ I’ma glide and swerve
These hookers lookin’ so hard they straight hit the curb
Onto bigger, better things than some horny tricks
I see my homie and some suckas all in his mix

[Warren G]
I’m gettin’ jacked, I’m breakin’ myself
I can’t believe they takin’ Warren’s wealth
They took my rings, they took my Rolex
I looked at the brother, said “Damn, what’s next?”

[Nate Dogg]
They got my homie hemmed up and they all around
Can’t none of them see him if they goin’ straight pound-for-pound
They wanna come up real quick before they start to clown
I best pull out my strap and lay them bustas down

[Warren G]

They got guns to my , I think I’m goin’ down
I can’t believe it’s happenin’ in my own town
If I had wings I fly, let me contemplate

I glanced in the cut and I see my homie Nate

[Nate Dogg]

Now they droppin’ and yellin’, it’s a tad bit late
Nate Dogg and Warren G had to regulate

[Nate Dogg]

I all them bustas down, I let my gat explode Now I’m switchin’ my mind back into freak mode.  If you want skirts, sit back and observe. I just left a gang of hoes over there on the curb.

[Warren G]

[Nate Dogg]
Just like I thought, they were in the same spot
In need of some desperate help
But Nate Dogg and the G child were in need of somethin’ else
One of them dames was sexy as hell
I said “Ooh, I like your size!”
She said “My car’s broke down

And you seem real nice,would you let me ride?”
I got a car full of girls and it’s goin’ real swell
The next stop is the Eastside Motel

[Warren G]
I’m tweakin’ into a whole new era
G-funk, step to this, I dare ya
Funk on a whole new level

The rhythm is the bass and the bass is the treble

[Nate Dogg]

[Nate Dogg]
If you know like I know
You don’t wanna step to this
It’s the G-funk era, funked out with a gangsta twist
If you smoke like I smoke
Then you’re high like everyday
And if yo’ ass is a busta, 213 will regulate


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