Snoop Dogg, Nate Dogg, Warren G

Archbishop Don Magic Juan

213

x LBC

2004

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THE REAL 213

It ain't no joke!

The Real 213, the 10th book in the series, presents the friendship of Snoop Dogg, Nate Dogg and Warren G, one of the most enduring legacies in Hip-Hop history. Innovative. Fearless. Controversial. Outrageous. These interviews with 213 at the intersection of their careers, exposes ironies, rhythms, and prejudices of the music business.

Snoop Dogg

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Nate Dogg

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Warren G

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Archbishop Don Magic Juan

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Photos

27 original photos

Groupie Luv

On the set of "Groupie Luv" video

G-funk

The evolution of G-funk

The Business

Nate Dogg Management School

War

G.W. Bush and the war in Iraq and Afghanistan

Chuuch

Recess is over

Pointed against the political, economic and cultural backdrop of G-funk, The Real 213 depicts what was to become a key transitional moment in West Coast Rap history. More than six years after the death of Nate Dogg, the distinct style and profound influence of G-funk are indisputable. The pulse has changed. The place stays the same. Chuuch!

THE REAL 213 trailer

What's Inside?

A taste of The Real 213

Every tale has a backstory and my interviews with 213 are no different. We’re talking two five hour flights to LAX, a cancelled upon arrival interview deep in Mexican and El Salvadorian gang territory, a stare down with Nate Dogg on the top of a mountain with no cell reception, a day on the set of the Groupie Luv” video shoot, and a second cancelled Snoop Dogg interview.


Warren G

I’m working with the 5 Footaz right now as we speak. The Dove Shack actually wasn’t my group. They were signed under Def Jam and Chris Lighty asked me if I could let them represent G-funk and I was just, like, cool. So I let them do that. But they was not my group. The Twinz was my group. The Twinz is working on independent records right now. They was working with Snoop and them. Now they started working with Daz. They doing independent records.

Like I said, the 5 Footaz, I’ve been doing stuff on them lately, been doing stuff for myself. I got this youngster, this new youngster named DS. He’s out of Long Beach. He’s incredible. And I got an R&B artist named Junie that’s off the chain.

Warren G

I’m working with the 5 Footaz right now as we speak. The Dove Shack actually wasn’t my group. They were signed under Def Jam and Chris Lighty asked me if I could let them represent G-funk and I was just, like, cool. So I let them do that. But they was not my group. The Twinz was my group. The Twinz is working on independent records right now. They was working with Snoop and them. Now they started working with Daz. They doing independent records.

Like I said, the 5 Footaz, I’ve been doing stuff on them lately, been doing stuff for myself. I got this youngster, this new youngster named DS. He’s out of Long Beach. He’s incredible. And I got an R&B artist named Junie that’s off the chain.

Nate Dogg

The first lesson everybody need to get is a lesson on patience. Don’t think you gonna be successful immediately and don’t get happy when you get a record deal. That just mean you just got a job, and a job where you got to go earn your cheque. You get paid by what you do. A job and not only a job, you just got a deal. A record deal means nothing. We need to focus on being able to feed our families when you get an opportunity. That’s another thing – a record deal is you take advantage of that opportunity and you do something with it.

Snoop Dogg

I don’t know, man. You know, the Devil works hard when you’re doing God’s work and, um, I wanna be doing what’s right right now. I can’t really worry about who don’t like me and what they got bad to say about me. I gotta keep bein’ me, and doin’ what Snoop Dogg do to make the world love me and, you know, keep turnin’ it out, doin’ what I do. If I start focusin’ on them, I’m a start just soundin’ like them and feelin’ like them and lookin’ like them and that’s when I’m doin’ bad. You know, they tryin’ to get me to fall to they level.

Archbishop Don Magic Juan

Oh, one of a kind. Green for the money, gold for the honey. Being suited and booted from head to toe. Matching pieces. The shoes look like the suit, the suit look like the shirt, the shirt look like the hat. It’s going down player. I’m the real deal. I got thirty years in this game. I ain’t missed a day without checking paper from a female. They know I’m the real bling blinger. It ain’t no joke. I’m glad to have this opportunity to be traveling with Snoop Dogg, being his spiritual advisor, having a chance to council him on different issues of life that he’s going through that I can share with him from my old school experience. So it’s happening.

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