R.I.P. Nate Dogg

G-FUNK CROONER DEAD AT 41

Nathaniel Dwayne Hale, aka Nate Dogg, passed away yesterday evening at the age of 41. His cause of death is currently unknown, however it has been reported that he suffered a stroke in December 2007 and September 2008.

Nate Dogg rose to fame in 1992 when he was featured prominently on Dr. Dre's landmark album The Chronic, along with friends Snoop Dogg and Warren G. Nate Dogg was known for his smooth singing style, which became one of the defining characteristics of West Coast hip-hop .

While he released three solo albums during his career, including 1998's G-Funk Classics, Vol. 1 & 2, he was better known for featured performances on other artists' songs. His collaborators included Warren G, Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre, Tupac, 50 Cent, Eminem, Ludacris, Fabolous, The Game, DJ Quik, Nelly, and Mos Def, just to name a few.

Check out some of the videos below as we celebrate Nate Dogg in all his G-Funk glory. Click here to download a mix of classic Nate Dogg tracks by DJ Steve1der.

[Published on: 3/16/11]

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