"Regulate" possesses all the perfect elements for a synopsis of the song to even be considered. It featured spoken word dialogue from the 1988 movie Young Guns as well as a smooth sample from Michael McDonald's "I Keep Forgettin' (Every Time You're Near)." As well, what made "Regulate" truly unique was the song's brilliant narrative, told from Warren G's slick, laid-back point of view. It's astonishing that no one had thought to write down a different take on the rich story within "Regulate" until now.
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I'm not taking credit for whomever wrote the fantastic synopsis for "Regulate" in the first place, but I will admit to borrowing the idea and applying it to other songs. I'm a long-winded, verbose English major who loves old-school rap -- I'm surprised it's taken me this long to figure out how much fun it is to present these lyrics, if you will, in a more formal, scholastic (and dorky-sounding) manner. And what specific genre of music -- minus country -- contains more songs that are basically a story being told over music?
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