R.I.P – Nate Dogg dead at 41

Hip-hop star  and Grammy nominated singer, Nathaniel D. Hale aka Nate Dogg, has died at 41 on Tuesday. Keep reading for more details on this sad news!

The news was reported by his family and the Long Beach Press-Telegram. The cause of death is not known at this time. He was partially paralyzed after having two strokes back to back in 2007 and 2008.

Nate Dogg was Snoop Dogg’s cousin and was a staple of the 90’s rap scene. He got his start as a major contributor on Dr. Dre’s mega-hit, The Chronic.  He is also unmistable on such tracks as Warren G’s “Regulate”, Dre and Snoop’s “The Next Episode,” Ludacris’ “Area Codes,” 50 Cent’s “21 Questions” and Eminem’s “Shake That.” Often seen in the videos for the songs, the Grammy-nominated singer was famous for wearing a bowler hat.

Here is what Snoop Dogg had to say via Twitter:

“We lost a true legend n hip hop n rnb,” the rapper tweeted. “One of my best friends n a brother to me since 1986 when I was a sophomore at poly high where we met. I will c u again n heaven cuz u know d slogan…all doggs go to heaven.”

In honor of his passing, here is my favorite song featuring Nate Dogg. What is your favorite Nate Dogg song?

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