This is very sad news. Nate Dogg best know for the hit song Regulate passed away Tuesday night (August 19, 1969 – March 15, 2011). According to Nate Dogg’s manager and close friend Rod McGrew the passig could be related to strokes he suffered from in 2007 and 2008.
Nate Dogg, Warren G and Snoop Dogg all started their rap careers as a trio in the 1990’s called 213. Nate Dogg is also know for his hooks in songs such as Snoop Dogg’s Lay Low, Dr. Dre’s The Next Episode, Ludacris’ Area Codes and Eminem’s Shake That.
Snoop Dogg said on Twitter “one of my best friends and a brother to me since 1986 when I was a sophomore at Poly High where we met.” He later released a statement saying:
We lost a true legend n hip hop n rnb. One of my best friends n a brother to me since 1986 when I was a sophomore at poly high where we met.
I miss u cuzz I am so sad but so happy I got to grow up wit u and I will c u again n heaven cuz u know d slogan.
…I love u buddy luv. U will always b wit me 4ever n a day u put the g n g funk u put the 1 n 213 n u put yo stamp on evrybdy u ever didit wit.
Ludacris also tweeted “There is a certain void in hip-hop’s heart that can never be filled. Glad we got to make history together.”
Yes there is a void in hip-hop now that Nate is gone. Below is the music video for his most well known song Regulate, take a watch!