Wednesday, March 16, 2011

R.I.P. Nate

My self imposed blogging exile is over, but alas...it's because of some sad news:
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.
1969-2011.

19 comments:

  1. He will be dearly missed. RIP Nate Dogg.

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  2. Liked him a lot, old school class. RIP

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  3. was wondering what happened to him the other day

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  4. Sad day indeed. I do love the cover art of that Snoop album, classic

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  5. nate .. oh no word to say..sad

    p.s if you want to stay on ma "daily visits" list, come to my place and leave a comment.

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  6. Not really my kind of music but I loved, "Regulate". RIP Nate

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  7. RIP. definitely was well loved.

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  8. OMG, how the hell did I not know this? effff, I liked him, he was "the hook guy" before there ever was a "hook guy"

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  9. RIP to the best hook man in business. Akon and T-Pain owes this guy their careers.

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  10. nate had one of the greatest voices in all of hip hop

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  11. My friend informed me of his passing yesterday. Had a little listening marathon in remembrance.

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