It seems so unreal but it is true, Nate Dogg aka Nathaniel Dwayne Hale has passed away on Tuesday in Long Beach, CA! Complications of multiple strokes is the alleged cause of his death.

The singer/rapper had two strokes; one in 2007 and one in 2008. Rod McGrew, Nate’s close friend and manager says that he was “95% recovered from the first stroke in 2007,” but when the second stroke occurred a year later, he became partially paralyzed and suffered from partial memory loss.

Nate was most notable for joining Death Row Records to work with the legendary Dr. Dre.
He made his recording debut in 1992 on Dr. Dre’s multiplatinum album “The Chronic” (Death Row/Interscope), which became the foundational document of G-funk, the smooth, lethargic style pioneered by Dr. Dre that was a central element in hip-hop’s crossover to the pop mainstream. After that, Nate appeared on Snoop Doggy Dogg’s “Doggystyle” and 2Pac’s “All Eyez on Me” among other albums. His 1994 duet with Warren G, the platinum single Regulate (Def Jam), was one of the most popular hip-hop songs of the era.

Nate Dogg will be truly missed, but his spirit & music will live on in all of us! Sending my prayers to his family & friends.

Brea Renee xoxo


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