Dance Music Explained: G-Funk/West Coast


BPM 100 – 120

Thudding beats often guided by a template that borrows influence from George Clinton and Bootsy Collins’ Moog bass lines. Typical early examples are Snoop Dogg’s rework of Clinton’s “Atomic Dog” for “What’s My Name?” in 1993.

And Ice Cube’s version of Parliament’s “One Nation Under A Groove” for his single “Bop Gun” from the same year.

Dr Dre and Ice Cube collaborated on the classic slow funk “Natural Born Killaz” in 1994.

5 of the 16 tracks on Dr Dre’s 1992 iconic album “The Chronic” borrows samples from either Funkadelic or Parliament, including “Let Me Ride”

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