The Return of the Regulator [Explicit Lyrics]

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All Music Guide - Jason Birchmeier
Return of the Regulator is Warren G's go-for-broke comeback attempt, one that looks good both on paper and in concept as well as in title. Warren has returned here to the basics and reunited with many of those who he initially began his career with, namely Dr. Dre, Nate Dogg, and Snoop Dogg. His concerted efforts, as both a rapper/vocalist and a producer/songwriter, are clearly evident. If anything, Return of the Regulator is certainly a considered album. It begins on a high note with a radio-ready Dre production, "Lookin' at You," that finds Warren dueting with Ms. Toi. The next few songs feature collaborations with many of the West Coast's most talented hired hands: ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jason Birchmeier
Return of the Regulator is Warren G's go-for-broke comeback attempt, one that looks good both on paper and in concept as well as in title. Warren has returned here to the basics and reunited with many of those who he initially began his career with, namely Dr. Dre, Nate Dogg, and Snoop Dogg. His concerted efforts, as both a rapper/vocalist and a producer/songwriter, are clearly evident. If anything, Return of the Regulator is certainly a considered album. It begins on a high note with a radio-ready Dre production, "Lookin' at You," that finds Warren dueting with Ms. Toi. The next few songs feature collaborations with many of the West Coast's most talented hired hands: Nate Dogg, Soopafly, and Butch Cassidy. George Clinton makes an appearance on "Speed Dreamin'," and Warren reunites with his old-school homies Nate Dogg and Snoop originally a trio known as 213 on one of the album's highlights, "Yo' Sassy Ways." Elsewhere, "Ghetto Village" interpolates Stevie Wonder's "Village Ghetto Land" quite notably. From beginning to end, you can sense Warren's sense of purpose here -- he knows a rapper's shelf life is brief, and his is running out. He gives you everything he's capable of, from a radio-ready duet to a pop-rap interpolation. Warren wanted this to be a strong comeback album. That's obvious. And that's also partly what feels so uneasy about Return of the Regulator -- you can sense the desperation as well as the calculation. The album is too self-conscious for its own good at times, and as much as he tries, Warren still struggles to rap as eloquently as his colleagues. The end sum of Return of the Regulator then isn't quite equal to its many parts. Its assembly is nonetheless still a feat, making this Warren's most labored effort to date, even if it isn't the red-carpeted return he'd like it to be.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/11/2001
  • Label: Universal Uk
  • UPC: 044001612121
  • Catalog Number: 016121
  • Sales rank: 72,041

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Intro (3:34)
  2. 2 Lookin' at You - Toi (4:13)
  3. 3 Here Comes Another Hit - Nate Dogg (3:33)
  4. 4 Somethin' to Bounce To - Soopafly (3:24)
  5. 5 This Gangsta S**t Is Too Much - Butch Cassidy (3:45)
  6. 6 Pump Up (Skit) (1:47)
  7. 7 Young Locs Slow Down - W.C. Jr. (4:22)
  8. 8 Speed Dreamin' - Mista Grimm (5:03)
  9. 9 Yo' Sassy Ways - 213 (3:58)
  10. 10 Deez Nuts, Pt. 2 (Skit) (0:59)
  11. 11 It Ain't Nothin' Wrong With You - Vic da Mone (3:48)
  12. 12 Ghetto Village (3:54)
  13. 13 They Lovin' Me Now - Boss Hogg (4:08)
  14. 14 Streets of LBC - Lady Mo (4:10)
  15. 15 G-Funk Is Here 2 Stay - Mista Grimm (4:32)
  16. 16 Keepin' It Strong - El DeBarge (5:05)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Warren G Primary Artist, Drums
Val Young Background Vocals
Snoop Dogg Track Performer
Butch Cassidy Track Performer
Andrew Gouche Bass
Scott Spencer Storch Keyboards
W.C. Jr. Track Performer
Melissa Vocals
Kokane Track Performer
Craig Brockman Keyboards
Mista Grimm Track Performer
Marlon Williams Guitar
Mike Elizondo Guitar
Camara Kambon Keyboards
Tre Black Background Vocals
Toi Track Performer
Lady Morphia Track Performer
LaToiya Williams Background Vocals
Boss Hogg Track Performer
Vic da Mone Track Performer
Technical Credits
Dr. Dre Producer
Warren G Producer, Engineer, Executive Producer
Brian Gardner Mastering
Derek Jackson Executive Producer
Booker T. Jones Engineer
Kevin Law Executive Producer
Mauricio Iragorri Engineer
Charles Nasser Engineer
Cey Adams Art Direction
Soopafly Producer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    REGULATOR IZ BACK

    Gezzy Weezzy iz back once again smashing down the doors of the ''g-funk'' scene.A must have for WEST COAST listeners.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    ''The Return..'' proves to be a successful one for Warren G.

    While entering the scene during the West Coast's uprise in the rap game with the 2.5 million seller, ''The Regulator'', it seemed that Warren G would be as important as Snoop, Dre, Pac, Cube, and others in laying down the foundation. Allthough the two releases that followed were not neccesary failures, he had definitly stepped to the side while the aformetioned moved right along. ''The Return'' is exactly that for Warren G-a return to the head of the West Coast pack which, allthough has a different face from that of the mid-90's, is progresing towards the status it once held. With production from his half-brother Dr. Dre(who is guaranteed to keep an abulm healthy), hooks by Nate Dogg and Butch Cassidy, and a West Coast cast of all-stars providing verses, you can't go wrong. Warren has even strengthened his once calm, subtle flow to a more authoritive approach, while keeping his cool that we're accustomed to. A must buy for the West Coast.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    This Is Off Tha HoOk

    this is probaly the best cd i ever heard warren is keepin it real.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I totally loved this

    I have an advanced copy and I mean wow he is so groovy. This album is the bomb diggety for shizzle my nizzle.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    better than the 1st regulator,just pop it in and let it ride,pure satisfaction

    just have one word 'DOPE'

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The Big Return

    Warren G is doing a big thing with coming back with a new Cd. Cnsidering he was gone for a while I think hes doing a pretty good job. His singles Look at you and Ghetto Village are always played on the radio. Much Respect to Warren G

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 5, 2009

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