“My only thing is I wish, you know, I wish I was more business-minded back then,” Warren G said. “What my thing was, is like I said, to show the love back to him … This is the reward for you teaching me, by me and my homies coming back, putting this record together for you. I just wish I would’ve knew about publishing back then, ‘cause that would be lovely right now.”
N.O.R.E. asked, “You’re not telling me you didn’t get publishing on ‘The Chronic’?”
Warren G confirmed he did not.
“I didn’t get sh*t. I didn’t get no credit. Snoop gave me some credit. He said my name on ‘Stranded on Death Row.’ I didn’t get sh*t on that motherf*cker. But I wasn’t tripping, I was there for Dre, you know what I mean? You know, helping Dre.”
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— Victor Sweet (@OtGexclusive) September 3, 2023
The Westcoast artist also suggested his main contribution to the iconic album was finding a good majority of samples featured on it.
“I would go get the records, I would take ‘em, sample ‘em up, and then I let him hear it,” he shared. “I’m like, ‘Dre, listen to this.’ He’ll listen, he’s like, ‘That shit is hard.’ If he liked it, he would take that shit and he would change it up, do a couple things. Like, ‘Let Me Ride,’ I played, that was a record I bought. … I still got the break record to this day. … Dre took taht shit and pieced that motherfucker together. When I heard it again, I was like, ‘Goddamn.’”
The only credited appearance Warren G makes on “The Chronic” is in the intro for “Deeez Nuuuts.” The production credits for the album only lists Dre as a producer.
The album launched Death Row Records and the careers of Snoop Dogg, Daz Dillinger, Kurupt, Nate Dogg, RBX, and others. It also marked the first full-length release from Dre and Suge Knight’s Death Row Records imprint.
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