Take a Look Over Your Shoulder is the second studio album by the G-funk rapper Warren G. It was released on March 25, 1997 under his own label G-Funk Entertainment and Def Jam Recordings. It contains the hits \"I Shot the Sheriff\" (US#20, UK#2), and \"Smokin' Me Out\" (US#35, UK#14). The album was certified gold in America. The lyrics off the track \"Reality\" were also used in Prince Igor, a collaboration with The Rapsody and Sissel Kyrkjebø.
Not joining them at Death Row Records, where he helped on their debut solo albums, Warren G signed to a Def Jam label. And less suggesting gangsta funk, yet voicing simpler concerns, rapped more simply, Warren G became G-funk's everyman. On the American popular songs chart, the Billboard Hot 100, amid 18 weeks in the Top 40, \"Regulate\" held #2 for three weeks by August 1994, and led his debut album Regulate... G Funk Era. Certified 3x Multi-Platinum, three million copies sold, in August 1995, it also bears his other Top 10 hit, \"This D.J.,\" at #9. Both songs drew 1995 Grammy nominations as \"Do You See\" reached #42.
His second or 1997 album, Take a Look Over Your Shoulder, includes three Top 40 songs, with \"I Shot the Sheriff\" at #20, but \"Smokin' Me Out,\" at #35, big locally. His sixth Top 40, at #18, is Nate Dogg's 1998 single, a duet, \"Nobody Does It Better.\" Warren meanwhile began family life, and would increasingly value it. His 1999 album, I Want It All, charted the title track at #23. Although swiftly certified Gold, half a million copies sold, both albums remain so over 20 years later, his final albums certified. In 2001, his fourth album, The Return of the Regulator, a comeback attempt with star collaborators, strayed from his strengths. 1e1e36bf2d