79. Warren G "Regulate" (1994)
Producer: Warren G
Album: Regulate...G Funk Era
Label: Def Jam, Violator
When Warren G decided to make his own version of "I Keep Forgetting" by former Doobie Brother and king of "Blue Eyed Soul" Michael McDonald, the totally unconventional sample took G-Funk to new heights and created an international smash in the process. The well-placed Young Guns intro and the outstanding vocal performance of Nate Dogg made this a song that even the staunchest East Coast rap supporter couldn't resist.
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