West Coast Rapper Nate Dogg Dies at 41

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

231: Nate Dogg, Snoop Dogg and Warren G 231: Nate Dogg, Snoop Dogg and Warren G (Dakota Blue Harper/flickr)

West Coast rap artist and singer Nate Dogg has died at age 41.

The cause of death is not known. He suffered two strokes in 2007 and 2008. Nate Dogg, whose real name is Nathaniel Hale, lent his deep, laid back voice to such '90s hits as "Regulate." He also worked with Eminem, Dr. Dre and Mark Ronson.

Nate Dogg, Snoop Dogg and Warren G started their careers in Long Beach, California rap trio called 213 in the early 1990s.  Snoop Dogg described him as a true legend of hip-hop and R & B.

Watch one of the videos Nate Dogg is best known for, "Regulate," by Warren G, featuring Nate Dogg.


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Shadeed Ahmad from New York City

Nate Dogg was an elegant inner city voice pertaining to the harsh realities urban America. He has left this realm in the midst of the shocking and amazing turn of events this planet is going through. The current trials of this world were perhaps even too sad and shocking for his artistically compassionate heart to withstand. Assuredly, Nate's immense zeal for uplifting urban America thrived, blossomed and enlightened despite his inordinately humble and economically deprived upbringing.

Nate worked tenaciously to keep the eye on urban America "real." Rest in peace, Nate Dogg and may GOD Bless you eternally with the all the best. You will be missed....

Mar. 16 2011 01:55 PM

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