Wednesday, March 16, 2011
the homie Nate Dogg passed away last night due to complications from multiple strokes he suffered over the last few years. He was only 41.
Nate may not have been a household name and kept a rather low profile recently, but his voice was truly distinctive and almost instantly recognizable. Nate shot to fame in the 90's for his role as "hookman," crooning the ultra sly hooks in collaborations with nearly all the top West Coast rappers of the day. His death should put a =/ on the day of anyone who listened to the radio between the mid 90's-early 00's. Here are some of my favorite Nate Dogg clips:
Nate & Tupac: "Every other city we Goooooooooo" Nate comes in @ 1:05 mark.
Nate & Warren G: "Got a car full of girls and it's going real swell, next stop is the East Side, Moteeeeeeeeel"
and easily one of the greatest songs of the 90's...
Nate & Snoop Dogg: "I had respect for ya LaDaaaaaaay..."
R.I.P. Nate Dogg.