Regulatorsss! Mount up! Yes, 22 years since its release, Warren G and Nate Dogg’s classic slice of storytelling G-funk, ‘Regulate’, still bangs, continuing to tweak into new eras and continually producing “funk on a whole new level“.
There’s been a renewed appreciation for the West Coast hip-hop double act over the past 24 hours as their finest creation has found itself being used as the chief ingredient in a delicious viral pie. As you’ll soon see (and then want to watch a hundred more times), ‘Regulate’ has received the (very unofficial) Sesame Street treatment, and it’s sent the internet wild.
And so, behold: here are the long-running children’s show’s own rapping duo, Bert and Ernie, paying homage to the timeless creation from Warren and the late Nate Dogg.
That was great, wasn’t it? The video is the work of YouTuber isthishowyougoviral, who’s edited together footage from countless Sesame Street episodes for our viewing pleasure – an endeavour, he says, that was so tough he nearly “bailed on it.”
The blood, sweat and tears (and not to mention the hours he must have spent watching episodes of Sesame Street looking for the right mouth movement) were worth it though, as it’s strengthened his reputation as someone who can, as his moniker suggests, get noticed online. Indeed, he’s got form when it comes to mashing up iconic hip-hop tracks with clips from muppet-based TV shows – here’s the Muppets‘ Dr. Teeth filling in for Ol’ Dirty Bastard on ‘Shimmy Shimmy Ya’:
Brilliant. Who knew that you needed this on your Wednesday afternoon?