*Warren G has embarked on a new fitness regimen after Dr. Dre urged him to start working out for the sake of his health.
The rapper famously appeared on weight loss reality show “Celebrity Fit Club” in 2007 and lost 31 pounds, but admits he gave up his healthy habits soon afterwards. He was inspired to get back to the gym after a conversation with Dre.
“A lot of people in my family have high blood pressure. Dre told me I better start hitting the gym, so I took his advice,” Warren G told TMZ. “Seeing Dre looking all cut up and in shape made me want to get myself together and look right, too.”
*After Hologram Tupac hit the stage at the Coachella festival last weekend, Warren G is trying to convince Diddy that a similar move with the Notorious B.I.G. should be next.
”That would be dope for Puffy to come on and we just do one the biggest, majorest tours ever where it happens like that,” Warren told MTV News. “He could go out and do the same thing, but it would be dope to do it together.”
Biggie was gunned down in 1997 at the age of 24.
Sanj Surati, Head of Music at holographic projection firm Musion, creators of the Tupac hologram used at Coachella, said: ”This is obviously a historic and exciting initiative that we’re all witnessing currently, and it would make sense for them to bring it to Europe and maybe take it to the rest of the world.”
INDIO, CA - APRIL 15: Rapper Snoop Dogg (L) and a hologram of deceased rapper Tupac Shakur perform onstage during day 3 of the 2012 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Field on April 15, 2012 in Indio, California.
*Warren G said he was rendered speechless during rehearsals for the Coachella Music Festival finale with Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg when he saw the Tupac Shakur hologram flash on stage for the first time.
“It gave me chills,” he told MTV. “I was like, ‘Whoa, wow,’ because it looked like him, it talked like him, it just moved like him, it’s just like, ‘Damn’. It was a trip.”
The rappers stunned fans at the California music festival by unveiling a 2D video projection of the late rapper during their Sunday night performance.
Rapper Warren G performs onstage during day 3 of the 2012 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Field on April 15, 2012 in Indio, Calif
Kendrick Lamar was also on stage for the closing night show and was amazed by his rap idol’s surprise appearance, adding, “It just let you know that this dude was great and he’ll live forever when you got people that’s willing to go out and spend damn near millions to make a hologram on you. It was just a crazy feeling, made me think of that one moment when I seen dude in real life…
“When I finally got to see it along with the other hundred thousand people, it was just something that I didn’t think nobody could ever do. I didn’t even know this dude was thinking up no crazy s**t like that.”
*Folks are still buzzing about the Tupac hologram that performed at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival Sunday night with Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg.
“What up Dre?” Tupac, or the hologram, asked in between expletives to loud cheers at the Empire Polo Grounds.
“I’m chilling, what’s up Pac,” Dre said in response before the image complete with a Thug Life tattoo launched into “Hail Mary.” It later performed “2 of Amerikaz Most Wanted” with Snoop.
Below, the review from Wes Woods II of the San Jose Mercury News:
Snoop and Dre perfomred most of their classic hits with the help of Eminem, 50 Cent, Wiz Khalifa, Warren G, Kurupt and a live band on the main Coachella stage.
The duo performed “Nuthin’ but a ‘G’ Thang,” “Deep Cover,” “Who Am I (What’s My Name)? ” and a set closer of “Still D.R.E.” Solo, Snoop performed songs like “I Wanna Rock” and “Drop It Like It’s Hot.”
Surprisingly, the duo even performed a cover of House of Pain’s “Jump Around” that got the crowd even more hyped than before.
Pittsburgh’s Wiz Khalifa performed “Young, Wild & Free” with Snoop while Compton emcee Kendrick Lamar performed his newest single with Dre titled “The Recipe.”
“Ain’t No Fun (If the Homies Can’t Have None)” featured Snoop with Kurupt and Warren G while the opening vocals of deceased Pomona resident Nate Dogg were played along with black and white photos shown of him and Snoop and Warren G.
And G-Unit’s 50 Cent came out with Tony Yayo and performed “What Up Gangsta,” then “P.I.M.P.” with Snoop and “In Da Club.”
Eminem came out to large ovation and performed “Forgot About Dre” with Dre as well as “Till I Collapse” with Nate Dogg’s vocals for the hook.
But probably the most talked about part of the performance was the hologram, which came out after Dre performed “California Love,” his hit with Shakur.
It appeared out of the dark and started walking around before launching into “Hail Mary” and rushed somewhat close to Snoop during their interactive performance.
Snoop couldn’t stop grinning during the duet and when it ended, the hologram walked to the place on stage where it originally appeared. Then it turned into dust.
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EUR MOTIVATIONAL NOTE
“Do not wait for extraordinary circumstances to do good action; try to use ordinary situations.” – Jean Paul Richter
Nov. 10: Actor Albert Hall (“Ally McBeal,”"Beloved”) is 74. Actor-comedian Sinbad is 55. Comedian Tommy Davidson (“In Living Color”) is 48. Actor Michael Jai White is 47. Comedian Tracy Morgan (“30 Rock”) is 43. Rapper Warren G is 41. Rapper Eve is 33.
Nov. 10, 1891: Granville T. Woods patents the electric railway. (Source: www.BlackFacts.com)
*After the thug-like rapper, Warren G landed an endorsement deal with male enhancement drug, Affirm XL, folk were questioning him in a very serious way. What was he thinking?
So he finally addressed the ad campaign, explaining it was just a gig.
“A dude that lived by me was like, ‘Warren, I want you to get in this commercial,’” Warren tells The BoomBox. “He was like, ‘I’ll bring you in as a partner.’ He showed me the number that like [male enhancement drugs] Extenze make and I was like, ‘S—, I wanna get paid like that!’ So I said I might as well do a couple commercials just to build it up even more because the more it sells, the more I’ma make. I don’t need it, but I tried it and it works.”
But he said it was a bit much for him, especially in his young age.
“The thing about it is, me being so young, it happens naturally,” he shares. “But when you take that, it’s hard to [bring it back down].”