Today In Hip-Hop: RIP Nate Dogg (August 19, 1969 – March 15, 2011)

On this day, March 15th, in hip-hop history…


2011: Legendary G-funk singer Nate Dogg passed away at the age of 41 from complications due to suffering multiple strokes. The West coast icon and member of 213 – a group which also featured fellow LBC natives and frequent collaborators Snoop Dogg and Warren G – suffered a series of three strokes between December 2007 and September 2008, ultimately rendering the left side of his body paralyzed.

After making his debut in 1992 on the song “Lil’ Ghetto Boy” off Dr. Dre’s The Chronic, Nate enjoyed a long career as a go-to singer for some of hip-hop’s biggest acts, including Eminem, 2Pac, Pharoahe Monch, Snoop Dogg and countless others. He also released three solo albums during his lifetime, with a fourth posthumous release currently in the works.

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