I Want It All

I Want It All

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by Warren G
     
 

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For a producer-rapper to release a new disc nearly every third year, he'd have to possess a secret to longevity that many in the hip-hop game would kill for. A few, like De La Soul, get away with it. This year, an unlikely Warren G holds the golden goose. His third disc, I WANT IT ALL…  See more details below

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For a producer-rapper to release a new disc nearly every third year, he'd have to possess a secret to longevity that many in the hip-hop game would kill for. A few, like De La Soul, get away with it. This year, an unlikely Warren G holds the golden goose. His third disc, I WANT IT ALL comes after his 1997 second album TAKE A LOOK OVER YOUR SHOULDER (REALITY) and 1994's multi-platinum debut REGULATE…THE G-FUNK ERA put G-Funk's warbling keyboards and menacing but smooth R&B grooves on the map. But much has changed since Warren's last G-Funk installment. No longer with Def Jam, Warren heads his own Restless Records imprint, the G-Funk New Millennium 2000 label. To ensure his chances of platinum-plus success, he's enlisted rap's hottest lyricists -- Jermaine Dupri, Eve, Memphis Bleek, Slick Rick, Crucial Conflict -- to versify atop his formulaic if not, slinky beats. He also gets assists from his "Wesside potnahs," with Nate Dogg providing steady harmony, Snoop Dogg delivering the ice-cold flow. On "Gangsta Love," sinewy keyboards and Nate's strident vocals support a mellow vibe. The title track features Mack 10 and samples the horns from Debarge's "I Like It" for Warren's new found, paper-chasing business strategy. With so many chefs in the kitchen, only "We Got That" with its East Coast thug boasts from Eve and Drag-on of the Ruff Ryders camp, distracts from the disc's otherwise breezy, lush orchestrations. Warren proves again there's still a place for his soul-drenched blend and lazy flow, signaling a triumphant return for rap's golden boy.

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All Music Guide - John Bush
After a disappointing sophomore album that failed to cement his superstar status, Warren G returned to what made him famous -- his production skills -- and for the most part, left the rapping to his many guests. For listeners who haven't kept up with the rapper/producer since his 1994 chart run, I Want It All will sound completely familiar. It's an album of impeccably produced deep-groove G-funk, with tight harmonies anchoring the choruses of highlights like "Gangsta Love" (featuring Kurupt, Nate Dogg, and RBX), "I Want It All" (featuring Mack 10), "You Never Know" (featuring Snoop Dogg, Phats Bossi, and Reel Tight), and "We Got That" (featuring Eve, Drag-On, and Shadow). While scads of guest shots are the norm on hip-hop albums and often grow tiresome, most all of them work on I Want It All simply because Warren G is, above all, a great producer. He knows how to team rappers together and he knows which types of productions best emphasize their delivery talents. Though I Want It All occasionally skirts the borders of hip-hop lite, it's chocked with quality mid-tempo productions and excellent rapping.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/12/1999
Label:
Restless Records
UPC:
0018777371025
catalogNumber:
73710

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Warren G   Primary Artist
Keith Robinson   Vocals
Val Young   Vocals
Neb Love   Track Performer
Adarryl Perry   Vocals

Technical Credits

Side Effect   Contributor
Snoop Dogg   Contributor
Warren G   Producer,Executive Producer,Concept,Music Direction,Chief Operating Officer
Jermaine Dupri   Contributor
Eve   Contributor
Mack 10   Contributor
Crucial Conflict   Contributor
Nate Dogg   Contributor
Jason Clark   Art Direction
Daz Dillinger   Contributor
Kurupt   Contributor
Vada Nobles   Producer
Memphis Bleek   Contributor
Nancie Stern   Sample Clearance

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