Nate Dogg Now Riding With Biggie & Tupac
The Hip-Hop community is mourning the loss of another rap legend in Nate Dogg, who was laid to rest today in his Long Beach hometown. Earlier today Snoop Dogg, Warren G, Dr Dre, Tha Dogg Pound, cousin Butch Cassidy, DJ Quik, and The Game along with close family members all bid farewell to the golden-voiced singer who laced more raps than Baja Fresh.
Nate's death is another example of rap music losing one of its forefathers. Nate, referred to by his family as Buddy Love, wasn't just a rapper/singer. He was a pioneer, the first to integrate his gospel singing background (that he and sister Pam came from while attending the New Hope Baptist Church) into Hip-Hop music that rappers including Eminem, Ludacris and Fabolous amongst others just had to have on their albums. Mack 10 said it best: "It ain't a hit until Nate Dogg spit."
Outside of the aforementioned MCs, the line of rappers who sought after the singer for years for one of his catchy hooks was nowhere to be found inside the Long Beach Cruise Terminal where Nate's funeral was held. Even more unfortunate, Nate Dogg's family is now left with a litany of medical bills to cover in the wake of his death. Read more...