YouTube announced this week that it has acquired a music documentary about the untold story of iconic hip-hop subgenre G FUNK and one of its pioneers, Warren G.
Titled G FUNK, the doc will explore the origin of the genre’s sound and its impact on music and culture. It will also chronicle Warren G’s journey with Snoop Dogg and Nate Dogg during the early ’90s, as they rose to international fame, while he himself returned to Long Beach, Calif. without a record deal.
The film will feature never-before-seen footage and interviews with not only Warren G, but also Snoop, Chuck D, Ice Cube, Ice T, Too Short, The D.O.C., Wiz Khalifa and many others, all of whom will detail Warren G’s story and g-funk’s impact.
“I really wanted people to experience the world of West Coast hip-hop seen through my eyes, and also how it helped inspire and evolve the current music of today,” said Warren G. “We all knew we were creating something dope but didn’t realize it would have such a lasting effect on music indefinitely.”
“Millions of people come to YouTube to discover and rediscover their favorite music,” said Susanne Daniels, Global Head of Original Content, YouTube. “We are excited to partner with an iconic artist like Warren G to tell the story of the hip-hop music scene. When you combine a genre that changed music forever with great storytelling, you get something authentic — and that’s what fans will love about this film.”
G FUNK will premiere exclusively on YouTube Premium on July 11.