Having brought about the hip-hop style which later became known as ‘G funk’, Warren G worked his way out of the shadow of his older step-brother, famed rapper and producer Dr Dre, to stake his place in the genre. The rapper found his break with the single ‘Regulate‘ in 1994 on his debut album ‘Regulate…G Funk Era’. Early next year he’ll be bringing his rhythms to The City of Lights with a performance at Brooklyn Bowl on January 17 – but it won’t be the first time his career has brought him to the desert.
Featuring in the first concert 213 ever held on July 17 2004, Warren G performed alongside now household name Snoop Dogg and their long-time friend Nate Dogg at House of Blues in Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. The group initially formed when teenagers and named themselves after the area code they lived in. After playing their demo for Dr Dre, Snoop Dogg went on to collaborate with the producer while the other two went in separate directions, making their Las Vegas concert a reunion as much as a major performance in his career.
More recently, the artist has played a number of times at some of the city’s most prestigious venues, including alongside hip-hop icon and platinum seller DJ Quik on March 28, 2015 and at the Foxtail Pool Club on Las Vegas Boulevard on June 28, 2015. Yet his biggest recent performance was at this year’s Labor Day weekend, when he played at the world-renowned Bellagio complex as host of a party on September 6, 2015. Dedicating the night at the hotel’s nightclub to his particular brand of hip-hop, it was set to be followed by a performance in November, yet the gig was rescheduled with him playing at the Brooklyn Bowl on January 17 instead.
You can have the chance to hear the G funk sound from its creator at this event, taking place at the LINQ Hotel and Casino. In the meantime, treat yourself at this giant complex in the heart of the Las Vegas strip, with bars, restaurants and casino attractions all within minutes walking distance. For food, you can choose from the likes of Guy Fieri’s Vegas Kitchen and Bar, the amazing burgers at Hash House A Go Go and the spicier dishes of Chayn Mexican Kitchen. Later on, you can try your luck at one of 55 casino tables or 800 slot and video poker machines at the LINQ Casino, with everything from craps and blackjack to roulette and poker, if you need to test your knowledge before you go then try this quiz out.
Elsewhere in the city, there are the lights and sights of the famous Las Vegas Strip to take in. Every complex from the Mirage Hotel to Caesar’s Palace is a mesmerizing exhibition of extravagance, color and class, with everything from an exploding volcano to dolphin habitats to entertain you. Go further downtown onto Fremont Street and you’ll get a chance to view some of the city’s most unique street entertainment acts. And of course, at both locations there are a never-ending supply of casino tables and games, from the tourist-filled excitement of the Boulevard to the smaller, local haunts downtown.
What: Warren G in concert
When: Sunday, January 17, 2016 at 9:00 PM
Where: Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas at LINQ Hotel & Casino
Tickets: $25 in advance, $30 day of show, $45 club level