The G Funk documentary, which chronicles the musical history of G-funk music and hip-hop in the early 90s, recently premiered on July 11. While the documentary heavily focuses on Snoop Dogg, Warren G, and Nate Dogg’s legendary group 213, Nate Dogg’s son, Naijel Hale, says that he and his family weren’t included in the celebration of the doc’s release. In a new post on social media, Halle claims neither Snoop, Warren G, nor any of the producers extended an invitation to Nate Dogg’s family for the premiere.
Hale seems to initially take offense to the promotion surrounding the documentary. Several trailers dropped in preparation for the video’s release, but Hale claims an invitation to the family never followed suit. “Snoop and Warren out here promoting a whole G-Funk documentary with premieres and all that and you would think the family of Nate Dogg would be invited while the name is being used,” he said. “Not a brother, son, daughter, they didn’t even bring out my grandma.”
He added: “I guess that’s how you treat the family of somebody that solidified a sound to give it such a name. But I’m just the son.”
G Funk is currently available for streaming on YouTube. The documentary features never-before-seen footage and interviews with Warren G, Snoop, Chuck D, Ice Cube, Ice T, Too Short, Wiz Khalifa, and more.
“I really wanted people to experience the world of West Coast Hip Hop seen through my eyes, and also how it helped inspire and evolve the current music of today,” Warren G said of the documentary in a press release. “We all knew we were creating something dope but didn’t realize it would have such a lasting effect on music indefinitely.”
Check out Naijel Hale’s full comment below.