The Soul Man of G-Funk Nate Dogg has died at the age of 41, his family announced on late Tuesday.
Nathaniel D. Hale, better known as Nate Dogg, was born and raised in Long Beach, Calif. His death was first reported by his hometown newspaper the Press-Telegram, who did not specify the cause of death.
The four-time Grammy nominee appeared on numerous tracks for hip-hop’s biggest stars including Dr. Dre, Eminem, 50 Cent, and Snoop Dogg, and released three solo albums throughout his career.
“R.I.P. TO MY HOMEBOY NATE DOGG DPGC DOGG POUND GANGSTA 4 LIFE,” tweeted his frequent collaborator Daz Dillinger.
Hale suffered two strokes, one in 2007 and another in 2008, and affiliate Warren G had alluded to his health problems in recent days. “For those that dont know awhile back nate had 2 strokes he is in therapy thanks again for your support,” tweeted the Regulator.
Eminem statement via RapRadar Wrote: “Nate’s voice in music will never be replaced. He helped create the blueprint for West Coast hip-hop, and I was one of the lucky people who had the privilege to work with him and the honor to have him as a friend. Nate will be sorely missed. My condolences and prayers go out to his family and loved ones.”
shit... rest in peace one of the greates legends D:Difficulty levels:
Beginner: Justin Bieber
Easy : Lil Wayne
Normal : Yelawolf
Hard : Busta Rhymes
Extreme : Eminem (while he's sleeping)
Impossible : Eminem (While he's awake)
Just completely unnameable : Eminem (When he's ready)
"That's Rock Bottom
When this life makes you mad enough to kill
That's Rock Bottom
When you want something bad enough to steal
That's Rock Bottom
When you feel you have had it up to here
Cause you mad enough to scream but you sad enough to tear"
Wt... aww hell no. Didn't expect this man. R.I.P. Nate. My friends just can't understand this new me, That's understandable man, but just think how bananas you'd be, You'd be an animal too, if you were trapped in this fame and caged in it like a zoo...