Nate Dogg Passes Away At 41 (1969-2011)

This morning I got caught up with the shocking news that one of West Coast’s greatest pioneers to ever touched the mic, Nathaniel D. Hale aka Nate Dogg has passed away yesterday at age of 41. On behalf of I would like to send my condolences towards his family and loved ones. R.I.P. Nate Dogg, your voice truly will be missed.

Hit the jump for more information regarding his passing away.

Infamous hook singer and former Death Row artist Nathaniel D. Hale, better known as Nate Dogg passed away last night (March 15) his family announced. The news was initially reported by Long Beach, Calif. newspaper the Press-Telegram. The cause of death is unknown as of press time.

Nate Dogg had been suffering serious health issues the past years after he suffered a massive stroke in 2007 followed by another in 2008. News of Nate’s death sent shockwaves throughout the music industry.

The Long Beach native made a name for himself in the rap game on Dr. Dre’s classic album The Chronic followed by a breakthrough performance alongside Warren G on the smash record “Regulate.” Nate went on to release numerous solo albums including G-Funk Classics Vol. 1 & 2 followed up in late 2001 with Music & Me and the latest self-titled solo album Nate Dogg. Nate also made a scene stealing appearance on producer Mark Ronson’s “Ooh Wee” that also featured Ghostface Killah.

Source: MTV

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