Arts & Entertainment

Warren G to shake Rock Reactor on Aug. 27

Grammy-nominated hip-hop artist Warren G performs Aug. 27 at the Rock Reactor in downtown Kennewick.

The rapper cruised to fame after his hit single Regulate topped the charts in 1994.

He also produced music for the late Tupac Shakur, who was gunned down in New York City in 1996. Warren G's music also has been featured on the compilation album Poetic Justice and the soundtrack Above the Rim.

Warren G, whose stepbrother is Dr. Dre, started out in the music business as a member of the group 213, which also included Nate Dogg and Snoop Dogg. The two Doggs were eventually signed to a record deal with Dre's label Death Row Records.

Warren G, however, was left out of the record deal, so he set out on a solo career.

He recorded Regulate with Nate Dogg, who died earlier this year from complications due to multiple strokes.

He was nominated for two Grammys in 1995 for best rap performance by a duo or group for Regulate and for best rap solo performance for This D.J.

His latest album is titled Regulate: G Funk Era Part 2.

His Tri-City show starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door. The VIP meet-and-greet ticket is $30. Tickets are available at the Rock Reactor, 117 W. Kennewick Ave. The show is open only to those 21 and older.