If anyone have never heard this man’s smooth, soulful, yet gangsta voice on a song, you might as well been living under a rock. Hip-Hop lost one of it’s greatest pioneers of the hook, Nate Dogg, at the age of 41. The web is buzzing at this moment from fans to the major artist he certified with his authentic, west coast g-funk.
Nathaniel Dwayne Hale(Nate Dogg), who was also 1/3 of the super group, 213, alongside childhood friends Snoop Dogg and Warren G, and Tha Dogg Pound, graced the industry with many hits. Collaborating with big west coast pioneers and artist like Ice Cube, Dr. Dre, The Game, Kurupt, and the late Tupac Shakur.
The Industry is at a stand still as we remember a man that revolutionized “the hook”. Nate’s voice turned tracks into long-living ballads, unforgettable songs such as “Time’s Up” Jadakiss, “Area Codes” Ludacris, “The Next Episode” Dr. Dre, “Regulate” Warren G, “Shake that” Eminem, “Gangsta Nation” Westside Connection, and many others. Nate was a Grammy nominated artist that will never be forgotten.
The industry is in mourning, as twitter is being saturated with twits from friends and artist that were fans.
IN THE WORDS OF ICE CUBE FROM “GANGSTA NATION”, CONSIDER THIS AN INVITATION TO MY GANGSTA NATE…..THANKS NATE DOGG, FOR ALLOWING US TO SING ALONG WITH YOU…………