In the Mid-Nite Hour

In the Mid-Nite Hour

by Warren G

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Overview

In the Mid-Nite Hour

In the Mid-Nite Hour is Warren G's first foray into the land of independent releases and, consequently, marks a huge shift in approach from the too-many-cooks-in-the-kitchen approach that had sunk his final album for Universal, The Return of the Regulator. This album is 100 percent Warren G, make no mistake, and its D.I.Y. feel seems fitting for the sort of guy who produces his own beats as well as raps his own songs. Granted, In the Mid-Nite Hour isn't going to re-establish Warren as the hitmaker that he was for a quick second back in the G-funk era when "Regulate" was the jam. It's simply too real to get picked up by urban radio or music television -- that is, real like that beat-head dude living down your street who makes mixtapes in his bedroom and hands CD-Rs of them out to friends as well as complete strangers. For that reason, In the Mid-Nite Hour isn't going to interest the majority of rap listeners. Sadly, Warren lost his coolness a long time ago. But for older, more grown-up rap listeners who fondly remember when "Regulate" was the jam (and how about "Hey DJ"?), In the Mid-Nite Hour no doubt will be a curious listen. From the bedroom beat-making and Everyman rapping, to the home-PC graphic design and semi-professional photo shoots gracing the inner booklet, this album is street, so to speak, and that makes it very easy for most folks to empathize with Warren. He's no bling-blinger anymore -- he's just another dude at this point, albeit one with tight friends like Snoop Dogg and Nate Dogg, who both contribute heavily and bring some major-league charisma to this minor-league charmer. Perhaps Warren should have went indie long ago. The pay probably isn't as nice, but he and his music seem better for it.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/11/2005
Label: Lightyear
UPC: 0085365470729
catalogNumber: 54707

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Warren G   Primary Artist
Side Effect   Vocals,Background Vocals
Snoop Dogg   Rap
Doyle Cole   Track Performer,Group Member
Andrew Gouche   Bass
Augie Johnson   Group Member
Raphael Saadiq   Bass,Guitar,Vocals,Rap
Nate Dogg   Vocals,Rap
Marlon Williams   Guitar
Kelvin Wooten   Keyboards
B Real   Rap
Jake & the Phatman   scratching,Drums
Mike Jones   Rap
Craig "Boogie" Brockman   Keyboards
Bishop Lamont   Rap,Track Performer
Dimitrius "Fancy Fingers" Collins   Keyboards
Warren Griffin   Bass,Percussion,Drums,Keyboards
Turie McCormick   Vocals
Enchante Minor   Track Performer,Group Member
Wheeler Smith   Track Performer,Group Member
Bokey   Track Performer
Anthony Hicks   Vocals,Background Vocals,Track Performer,Group Member
Frank Lee White   Rap

Technical Credits

Warren G   Producer,Executive Producer
Harold Brown   Composer
L. Freeze   Composer
Andrew Gouche   Producer
Augie Johnson   Introduction
M. Williams   Producer
Craig Brockman   Producer
Raphael Saadiq   Composer,Producer,Audio Production
Brian Warfield   Engineer
Marlon Williams   Producer,Audio Production
Morris Dickerson   Composer
Sylvester Allen   Composer
Donn Thompson   Cover Photo
Dave Young Orchestra   Engineer
N. Hale   Composer
Gerald Goldstein   Composer
Gerry "The Gov" Brown   Engineer
Craig "Boogie" Brockman   Producer
John Tanksley   Engineer
Glenn Standridge   Engineer
Mike "The Magnificent" Bozzie   Executive Producer,Concept
Warren Griffin   drum programming
Turie McCormick   Producer
Greg "The Wave Doctor" Sartiano   Engineer
Wron Mutherfn G   Executive Producer,Concept
Chevy Jones   Composer
Terrace Martin   Producer

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