RIP: Nate Dogg

Sad, sad news to wake up to. Nathaniel D. Hale, aka Nate Dogg, best known for his guest stints on Death Row Records and running with the Dogg Pound. He was 41.

The cause of death is unknown at the moment, but the rapper did suffer strokes in 2007 and 2008. He was in poor health since the second stroke.

The Long Beach native made a name for himself in the rap game on Dr. Dre’s classic album The Chronic followed by a breakthrough performance alongside Warren G on the smash record “Regulate.” Nate went on to release numerous solo albums including G-Funk Classics Vol. 1 & 2followed up in late 2001 with Music & Me and the latest self-titled solo album Nate Dogg. Nate also made a scene stealing appearance on producer Mark Ronson’s “Ooh Wee” that also featured Ghostface Killah.

“Regulate” was the jam back in sixth grade.

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  • mikey m March 16, 2011, 3:40 pm

    R.I.P Nate Dogg i know he’s up there now with 2pac kickin it. My fav tune he featured on is How Long Will They Mourne Me. The only G who can get away with singing. Am gunna smoke a joint 4 him tonight. “Smoke Weed Every Day”

  • Sorilla March 16, 2011, 2:22 pm

    RIP! Thank you for all your music. We’ll miss you.

    Everyone, please help add to the memorial of Nate Dogg my friend created: http://memorialmatters.com/memorials.php?page=Nat