Warren G Resurrects Nate Dogg on ‘Keep on Hustlin” Featuring Jeezy & Bun B
In 1994, Warren G scored a Billboard Top 10 hit with “Regulate,” his duet with the late hook king Nate Dogg. The song earned both men a 1995 Best Rap Performance Grammy nomination and launched the G-Funk era. Twenty years later, Warren G resurrects his fallen friend Nate Dogg for a new song called “Keep on Hustlin’.”
The veteran producer, who is Dr. Dre’s step brother, will release his new EP, Regulate... G Funk Era Part II, on Aug. 6, which, ironically enough, is a day before Dr. Dre drops his final album, Compton: A Soundtrack on iTunes.
“Keep on Hustlin'" is a bittersweet reminder of how Nate Dogg was such an indelible voice in hip-hop. On the song, the late crooner sings about staying on the grind.
“Keep on hustlin' / Can’t stop gotta claim what’s mine / If I lose my grip on the game / No more bud, no more cash, no more dames,” he croons in his baritone voice.
Elsewhere, the track features a dated verse from Jeezy (note: Boosie Badazz is out of prison now) but it’s still empowering as he vows to stay on his hustle around the clock. Finally, Bun B offers his perspective on the grind as promises to avoid the haters who are trying to stop him from stacking his bread.
“I didn't come this far for me to quit now / So I'ma make sure I'mma get all I can get now / ‘Cause tomorrow might be my last / That's why I'm stacking everything I can before I pass,” he spits.
Overall, "Keep on Hustlin'" is a cool get-money anthem that should inspire you to continue your hustle and pursue your dreams.
Rest in peace, Nate Dogg.
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