Friday, June 9, 12:30 pm
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G-Funk is an epic music documentary about the rise of the G-Funk style of hip hop that emerged in the 1990’s Los Angeles, combining Motown, Funk, and R&B music with socially-aware gangsta rap. For the first time in history, a hip hop album debuted at #1 on the pop charts and the genre became a staple of mainstream American culture.
The G-Funk movement began with Warren G, Snoop Dogg, and Nate Dogg. As childhood friends, the trio formed the group 213 and were discovered by Deathrow Records. Dr. Dre. and Deathrow Records decided to only support Snoop and Nate, who rose to international stardom. Warren G moved back to Long Beach with hopes of making it on his own. The film follows his rise and the impact of G Funk on pop culture.
87 min / CA / Oklahoma Premiere
Director: Karam Gill
Writers: Karam Gill, Warren G
Producers: Rafael Chavez, Gary Ousdahl, Robert Ruggeri, Warren G
Cast: Warren G, Snoop Dogg, Ice-T, Ice Cube, Big Boy, Wiz Khalifa, Kurtis Blow, George Clinton