Perfectly Ridiculous: Warren G’s “Regulate,” as Described by Wikipedia

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Scholarly discussions rarely involve the themes presented by “Regulate,” as performed by Warren G & Nate Dogg.

But maybe this is a work that is simply being overlooked by the intelligentsia.

Or, overlooked by anyone looking for a quick laugh.  In a downright uproarious Wikipedia entry, one contributor has broken down the rather simplistic set of events described in “Regulate,” treating the song more as literature than rap song.  “On a cool, clear night (typical to Southern California) Warren G travels through his neighborhood, searching for women with whom he might initiate intercourse,” the ‘Synpopsis’ section begins. “He has chosen to engage in this pursuit alone.”

You get the idea – the full read is on Wikipedia.  Or, wait to see if someone passes the now-viral link your way.  Actually, the Wikipedia treatment bears similarity to a string of rap and urban covers by rock and pop groups, an out-of-context approach that produces perfectly ridiculous results.  Examples include Dynamite Hack’s cover of Eazy-E’s “Boyz In the Hood” in 2000, and more recently, Far’s cover of Ginuwine’s “Pony” in 2008.