Posted in hiphop | music on March 16, 2011

by BBG

Nate Dogg

One of rap's most lauded male hook singers, Long Beach, California native Nate Dogg (born Nathaniel Hale) died on Tuesday at the age of 41 after several years of health problems.

With his deep, melodic voice and smooth soul rumble, Dogg was one of the key elements in the rise of the West Coast G-Funk sound pioneered by Death Row Records in the early 1990s. Though overshadowed by such peers as Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg and Warren G, Nate was a critical participant in a number of major left-coast gangsta hits, including G's "Regulate" and Dre's iconic solo debut, 1992's The Chronic.

...The cause of death [yesterday, 3/15] was not announced at press time, but Hale had struggled with serious health issues recently, including suffering a massive stroke in 2007 that left him partially paralyzed and another the following year. A spokesperson for the singer could not be reached for comment at press time for further details on his passing. -[MTV News]

It could be argued that Nate Dogg provided hooks for some of the most iconic songs in hip hop in the 90's, whether with Dr.Dre, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Warren G, Dogg Pound, or any of the west coast affiliates. He will be missed. Nate Dogg R.I.P.

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Dr. Dre - The Next Episode ft. Snoop Dogg, Kurupt, Nate Dogg

Warren G - Regulate ft. Nate Dogg

Dr. Dre- Xxplosive

Snoop doggy dogg - aint no fun (if the homies cant get none)

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Tags: Nate Dogg, RIP

Comments (34)

damn, i'll tip my 40 tonight for nate dogg. the next stop is the eastside moooootttteeelllll...

Posted by Anonymous | March 16, 2011 11:37 AM

Highly underrated as a solo artist. A real P.I.M.P.

Posted by Anonymous | March 16, 2011 11:39 AM

LEGEND

Posted by Anonymous | March 16, 2011 11:40 AM

16 in the clip and one in the hole

Posted by Anonymous | March 16, 2011 11:42 AM

sad, he was a very talented artist who has some all time classic hip hop moments. r.i.p.

Posted by Anonymous | March 16, 2011 11:51 AM

11:42, you're gay.

Posted by Anonymous | March 16, 2011 12:03 PM

This is messed up, this really sucks! - Head of State

R.I.P

Posted by Anonymous | March 16, 2011 12:05 PM

Glad it was him and not Daft Punk.

Posted by Anonymous | March 16, 2011 12:07 PM

Noooooooooooooo! Nate Dogg. I will pour out a 40 oz you. "Regulators" was a classic.

Posted by Anonymous | March 16, 2011 12:22 PM

smoke weed everyday

Posted by Anonymous | March 16, 2011 12:33 PM

regulators was the anthem of 10th grade. RIP

Posted by Anonymous | March 16, 2011 12:37 PM

smoke weed everyday RIP you will be missed dogg

Posted by Anonymous | March 16, 2011 12:49 PM

I wonder if he was having difficulty keeping his heartbeat....
*puts on sunglasses*
regulated....
YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAH!

Posted by The Mighty KC | March 16, 2011 12:54 PM

let him riiidddeeee!! cee-lo for sure to drop regulate @ sxsw

Posted by Anonymous | March 16, 2011 1:21 PM

It was my understanding that he never loved no ho.

Posted by Anonymous | March 16, 2011 1:29 PM

number of white people on facebook that have mentioned nate dogg's passing: 6
number of black people on facebook that have mentioned nate dogg's passing: 0

Posted by Anonymous | March 16, 2011 1:37 PM

cant believe he was that young when he did all those classics. always thought he was much older....he just looked it. RIP my man.

Posted by Anonymous | March 16, 2011 1:56 PM

was him and not Daft Punk.

Posted by ANUNTURI | March 16, 2011 1:59 PM

KORG founder died too as well as LSD OWSLEY boo yah

Posted by Anonymous | March 16, 2011 2:08 PM

Commentators on this blog are THE worst. First, the only song anyone mentioned was his biggest top 40 hit. Second, the fucking song is called "Regulate" - not "Regulators." Third, perhaps before you "pour out" a 40 for him, you should be able to name five songs he was on.

Posted by Anonymous | March 16, 2011 2:33 PM

"Cause iiiiiiiiiiiiiii
Have neverrrrrrrrrrr
Metttt a girlllllllllllllllllll
Thaaaaaaaaaaaat i love
In the whole wide worrrrrrrrrrld"

RIP Nate Dogg

Posted by Anonymous | March 16, 2011 2:36 PM

2:33, why?

Posted by Anonymous | March 16, 2011 2:38 PM

2:33 is white. i can tell.

Posted by Anonymous | March 16, 2011 2:45 PM

We got the game on lock
On the paper chase, can't stop
On a roll, still hot
Gotta be top notch
I like the girls 'cuz they hot
Plus I know what they want
They want the game that we got
Hold up baby girl I think not
I like the nasty girls from around the way
Hoppin' in my gray drop-top Mercedes
Shouts go out to my sexy ladies
Just in case your man is hating
Tell your boy he better chill (Summertime)
Tell your boy he better chill (Summertime)

Posted by Anonymous | March 16, 2011 2:45 PM

Damn...R.I.P.

Posted by Sanskar | March 16, 2011 3:01 PM

A true regulator. All doggs go to heaven. RIP brother.

Posted by Anonymous | March 16, 2011 3:05 PM

he DID provide hooks for some of the most iconic songs in hip hop in the 90s. no argument necessary. RIP

Posted by Anonymous | March 16, 2011 4:05 PM

regulate bitches!

Posted by Anonymous | March 16, 2011 4:06 PM

RIP.

Will be doing a forty for the man and all you white boys.

Posted by Anonymous | March 16, 2011 4:40 PM

Ron Mexico likes this.

Posted by Ron Mexico | March 16, 2011 4:43 PM

@ 1:37

this shows that you need more diverse friends.

Posted by Anonymous | March 16, 2011 4:49 PM

Ron Mexico jokes rule.

Hey white boys.

Posted by Anonymous | March 16, 2011 4:49 PM

there was definitely some classic hip hop music with this guy at the helm. Its been a couple years now since he passed away. Its sad but at least the music lives on!

Posted by dre | February 18, 2012 10:55 PM

Such a refreshing change to find decent content for once, I reaaly am getting sick of the constant drivel I come across on a daily basis, thank you.

Posted by Nell | July 8, 2013 11:05 PM

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