In his time on this earth and his contributions to the culture of hip hop, the man known as Nate Dogg, will be missed. He was one of a kind.
Born Nathaniel Dwayne Hale, the man known to the world as Nate Dogg has passed away. The news quickly spread through Twitter and celebrities and friends expressed their sentiments:
On December 19, 2007, he suffered a stroke, according to a coordinator for his recently formed gospel choir, Innate Praise. Initial media reports suggested he had been admitted to Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center in Pomona, California after suffering a heart attack. However Erica Beckwith told MTV News that Nate Dogg had been released on December 26 after being treated for a stroke and had been admitted to a medical-rehab facility to assist him in his recovery. In January 2008, it was officially reported that the stroke had rendered the left side of his body paralyzed. Doctors believed there would be a full recovery, and his voice was not affected. In September 2008, Nate suffered a second stroke. Warren G later confirmed that since the second stroke, Dogg was undergoing physical therapy in an attempt to return to some normality, but it was unclear whether Dogg would be able to resume his singing career. And late last night, the hip hop crooner passed away.
Nate Dogg made his debut on Dr. Dre’s “The Chronic” but scored his biggest hit when he teamed up with Warren G for the 1994 track “Regulate.” He was nominated for four Grammy Awards during his lifetime.
Iconic. There are not many that came in this game and can’t be imitated but Nate Dogg was one that was an originator. His melodic voice was like a trademarked style that couldn’t be duplicated by none. He put the funk in the G Funk with his smooth effortless baritone and he was loved by millions. This is a sad day. But we celebrate your life, Nate Dogg because you left a body of work that will always be remembered. Reported by Shadi Powers
R.I.P. BIG HOMIE NATE DOGG
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