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G-Funk

Stylistic origins

Funk, P-Funk, Contemporary R&B, West Coast hip hop, Psychedelic Funk

Cultural origins

Early 1990s, Los Angeles, California, U.S.

Typical instruments

Turntables, Synthesizer, Woodwinds, Keyboard, Drum Machine, Strings, Rapping, Background Vocals, Talk box

G-funk, or gangsta-funk, is a subgenre of hip hop music that emerged from West Coast hip hop in the early 1990s. G-funk production consists of highly synthesised and heavily sample driven sounds, predominantly sampled from Parliament-Funkadelic records. Cold 187um and Dr. Dre are the producers credited with pioneering g-funk.
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