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WARREN G CELEBRATES 420 WITH RELEASE OF EXCLUSIVE 420 ANTHEM FEATURING TRAVIS BARKER AND ONLINE CHAT TONIGHT AT 9PM EST

WARREN G CELEBRATES 420 WITH RELEASE OF EXCLUSIVE 420 ANTHEM FEATURING TRAVIS BARKER AND ONLINE CHAT TONIGHT AT 9PM EST

His laid back flow and production have made him an undisputed Hip-Hop legend, but those attributes and accomplishments have and always will certify multi-platinum rapper and producer, Warren G as a West Coast icon.

While many West Coast artists such as Tupac, Dr. Dre, and Snoop signed record deals with LA’s Death Row Records, Warren G took an alternative route and signed with Def Jam in New York, quickly proving he had something remarkable up his sleeve. His 1994 debut album, Regulate…G Funk Era, certified Warren G as a multi-platinum internationally acclaimed artist, selling over 10 million units worldwide. He also received multiple award nominations (Grammy, American Music, Soul Train) for his smash hit “Regulator.”

Def Jam founder and the God Father of Hip Hop, Russell Simmons, would later cite Warren G’s signing as “a turning point” for the storied Def Jam Records imprint and its subsequent mega-success. “After that, Def Jam never looked back,” Simmons wrote in his book Life and Def. Likewise, as one of the first rap artists on “The Late Show with David Letterman,” Warren G helped put the West Coast on the Hip-Hop map with his success and by nurturing the careers of many other talented artists.

Subsequent albums Take a Look Over Your Shoulder (1997) and I Want It All (1999) were certified gold and generated hits “I Want It All” and “I Shot The Sheriff,” a cover of Bob Marley’s popular song by the same name. Warren’s 2001 release Return of the Regulator showcased his studio skills through working with legendary artists like Stevie Wonder and George Clinton (the two, alongside the late Tupac Shakur, are cited by Warren as some of the great highlights of his extensive collaborations over the years).

With five LP’s already under his belt, Warren G will release his sixth studio LP, Tha G Files, in August 2009 (an entirely self-produced effort) and in order to celebrate its impending release and mark 4-20, he is releasing a very special 420 promotion free download of “Lets Get High” (4:20 Anthem) f/ Black Nicc and Blink 182’s Travis Barker who adds his unparalleled drumming abilities to the track (“Lets Get High” will also be included on Warren’s upcoming Tha G Files LP).

“I wanted to do something very special this year to support the 420 movement, explains Warren G. “Marijuana has been proven to be an effective medicinal treatment for cancer and many other medical problems”, he adds.

In addition, to the special 420 promotion, Warren will also be hosting and participating in a live online chat at http://www.warrengeezy.com/ & http://www.ustream.tv/ at 9PM (EST) tonight (4-20-09).

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