Local To Global: Nine Homegrown Hip-Hop Crews

By: 08.07.12


Key Members: Snoop Dogg, Kurupt, Daz, Warren G, Nate Dogg, Soopafly, Bad Azz, Lil Half Dead, Lady Of Rage, RBX, Roscoe & The Eastsidaz

Legacy: Essentially, as soon as Dr. Dre gave Snoop the spotlight, the entire California G-funk movement got put on, with the DPGC collective at the forefront. Since 1992, countless artists and albums have emerged on the heels of Tha Doggfather – some legendary and others underwhelming – with many of the acts actually bringing up their own homies along the way. Although their allegiance has thinned and much of the later music is far from past heights, their legacy helped shape the musical culture of an entire coast.

Highlights: Snoop Doggy Dogg Feat. Kurupt, Warren G & Nate Dogg – “Ain’t No Fun,” Tha Dogg Pound Feat. Snoop Dogg – “New York, New York,” Warren G Feat. Nate Dogg – “Regulate” & Kurupt Feat. Snoop Dogg, Nate Dogg, Soopafly, Warren G & Tray Dee – “Neva Gonna Give It Up”

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