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by Mosi Reeves

December 2, 2012

Senior Year, 1994: G-Funk Era

by Mosi Reeves  |  December 2, 2012

Let's hit the east side of the LBC on a mission to find the best gangsta funk. We've got Domino's "Getto Jam," Bone Thugs-N-Harmony's "Thuggish Ruggish Bone," Da Brat's "Funkdafied," Outkast's "Player's Ball" and Coolio's "Fantastic Voyage." We've even got the Notorious B.I.G.'s first two hits, "Big Poppa" and "Juicy," and R. Kelly's "Bump & Grind."

See, it really was the G-funk era, as Warren G so memorably put it. The sound percolated from East to West to South, and from rap ladies like Lady of Rage ("Afro Puffs") to R&B girls like Brandy ("I Wanna Be Down"). Even pop dudes like Color Me Badd ("Time and Chance") got down with the ghetto swing. While G-funk continued to thrive throughout the '90s, 1994 was its peak year, when the whole nation was living in Snoop Doggy Dogg's "Doggy Dogg World." Regulators, mount 'em!

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