Released in the summer of 1994, "Regulate" was the breakout single for both American West Coast rapper Warren G and singer Nate Dogg. In an interview with DJ Skee, Warren recalled that Nate recorded his portion of the hit in a closet. "I had an apartment on Long Beach Boulevard and San Antonio, and I didn't have no furniture," he reminisced. "I had dog s--- all over the floor, and I had two bedrooms. In one of my bedrooms, all I had was studio equipment. I did the sample, plugged in my VCR into the MPC60, sampled [the music], and after I finished it, I called Nate, and said 'Nate, I got a record I think we should do, and go back-and-forth on it. I think it'd be dope.' He came over, he heard it, and was like, 'Damn!' So from there, we hooked up a mic in the closet, and I called my engineer, Greg. He came over and recorded it, and there it is."