Nathaniel ‘Nate Dogg’ Hale

Nathaniel “Nate Dogg” Hale, the notorious rapper who hailed from the West Coast died Tuesday, March 15th. Singer Nate Dogg, 41, passed away at a Laguna Niguel care facility from complications following multiple strokes his attorney Mark Geragos said.

Nate Dogg was born on August 19, 1969, in Long Beach, California. He practiced his singing skills by spending time with his church’s gospel choir. He began rapping at Long Beach Polytechnic High School, where he eventually met Snoop Dogg. Nate Dogg gained attention and popularity by adding his vocals on tracks by prominent hip-hop stars, Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg and Warren G, in the early 1990s. His rise to fame can be attribted to two tracks on Dr. Dre’s 1992 multi-platinum debut, “The Chronic.” He frequently collaborated with legendary rapper Tupac.

News of Nate Dogg’s death hit the hip-hop industry quickly and powerfully. “We lost a true legend,” Snoop Dogg wrote on his Twitter account late Tuesday night. He called Nate Dogg, “one of my best friends.” The rapper, who created a mix of singing and rapping now known as G-funk, will go down in hip-hop history as one of the greats.

By Catherine

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