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G-Funk (2017)

TV-MA | | Documentary, Music | 11 July 2018 (USA)
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The untold story of how hip-hop's most commercial and iconic sub-genre came to be.

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Karam Gill

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Warren G, Karam Gill
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Credited cast:
Ice Cube ... Himself
Ice-T ... Himself
Snoop Dogg ... Himself
Drake ... Himself (archive footage)
Wiz Khalifa ... Himself
George Clinton ... Himself
Big Boy ... Himself
The Lady of Rage ... Herself (archive footage)
Melle Mel ... Himself (archive footage)
Kurupt ... Himself
Russell Simmons ... Himself
Gerald Webb ... Interviewer
Ty Dolla $ign ... Himself (archive footage)
YG ... Himself (archive footage)
Too $hort ... Himself
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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 Warren G, Snoop Dogg, and Nate Dogg. As childhood friends, the trio formed the group 213 and were discovered by Death Row Records. Death Row went on to support Snoop Dogg and Nate Dogg, and while the two rose to international stardom, Warren G moved back to Long Beach with hopes of making it on his own. The film follows his rise and the impact of G Funk on pop culture.

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11 July 2018 (USA) See more »

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Terrific documentary about the G-Funk era
7 December 2018 | by defmuseSee all my reviews

I got done watching "The Defiant Ones" (which I highly recommend as well) before "G-Funk," and it was incredible discovering all these previously unknown details (to me), like the role The D.O.C. played, etc.

Similarly, with this documentary, my respect for Warren G shot up 213%.

If you're a fanatic of hip hop, and/or grew up listening to brilliant music from that Golden Age of Hip Hop, this documentary is for you.

I hope to see more featurettes like "G-Funk,' hopefully revolving around other extraordinary artists like King-T, DJ Quik, RBX, etc.


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