West Coast Hip Hop Icon Warren G may have a fame, fortune and great people around him, but that doesn’t stop him from giving back to those who need it.
Last week, The “Regulator” rapper spent some time in Los Angeles’ Skid Row area delivering food from his own Sniffin’ Griffin BBQ restaurant.
Warren G decided to partner with the Los Angeles Community Action Network (LA CAN) and Pol’s Pantry, a local mobile food bank, to effectively feed hundreds of displaced community members.
“I’m just happy to get the opportunity to really come down here and show my love, you know, so it’s all good. And I’m gonna continue to do it, ain’t gonna stop, this ain’t a one-time thing,” Warren G told L.A. Taco.
“It’s a lot of good people down here, you know, just people look at them as like trash. These are real people here, you know, you have to open up and give them opportunities.”
Back in the 1990s, Warren G and Cedric Ceballos on the single ‘Flow On’. Some of the proceeds were donated to Ceballos’ charity The Cedric Ceballos Foundation.
Ceballos was on the Clubhouse App in the SportsLikeUs room hosted by Nelson Dukes on Tuesday. When he was asked about his collaboration with Warren G.
“I went to high school in Compton and Warren G grew up in Long Beach a rock throw away. So we kind of knew about each other. Exactly, I knew about him a little more than he knew me. We both had Suburbans and stereo systems in. When Sony came to me about this album to donate back to my charity the money I was trying to figure out which song I wanted to do,” said Ceballos.
“All basketball players wanted to be rappers at one point because we grew up idolizing Run DMC. I knew that his suburban was in there and at the time there were only three people had TVs in the headrest Snoop Dogg, Michael Jackson, and myself. So, I bought him a steering wheel and put two TVs in the headrest. Sony hit me and said that need some to produce this song. I was a fan of “Regulator” and Warren G. I didn’t know Snoop before he was Snoop, but I did know Dr. Dre, and knew they were close.”
Ceballos played 10 seasons in the NBA with teams such as the Los Angeles Lakers, Phoenix Suns, Dallas Mavericks, Miami Heat, and Detriot Pistons.