Warren G‘s third album, I Want It All, was released in October 1999 and featured several hip-hop legends including Snoop Dogg, Nate Dogg, Slick Rick, Tha Dogg Pound, Eve, and even the iconic five-time Grammy Award nominee singer-songwriter El Debarge.
Singles like the smoothed-out “Gangsta Love” with RBX & Kurupt, and the title track “I Want It All” featuring Mack 10 set the project on pace to its gold-selling certification. Still, one of the stand-out tracks on the G-Child’s third solo effort was the 213 collaboration of Warren G, Snoop Dogg, and Nate Dogg on the album’s second single, “Game Don’t Wait”. The chilled-out 213 track was dope enough as Warren G was producing it, but then the remix of the song, released as a b-side single, featured the trio with Xzibit and was produced by Warren G’s stepbrother Dr. Dre.
Xzibit, at the time, being Dr. Dre’s latest protegé and fresh off the scene-stealing feature from Snoop Dogg’s “Bitch Please” a few months prior, delivers a short, passion-filled verse over the hard-hitting remix beat.
Dre’s prescribed beat for Warren, Nate, and Snoop adds to the laid-back vibe of Warren’s original, but hearing Snoop Dogg and Nate Dogg riding over a Dr. Dre production once again was an added treat, given that only a few years prior in 1996 Dre had left Death Row Records, Snoop went to Master P‘s No Limit Records in 1998, and Nate, too, left the iconic west coast label in 1998. Along with “Bitch Please”, this “Game Don’t Wait” remix greased the wheels of the impending, game-changing opus from Dr. Dre providing a suitable precursor to 2001.
Check out the “Game Don’t Wait” remix with Warren g featuring Snoop Dogg, Nate Dogg, Xzibit, and produced by Dr. Dre below: