XXL NEWS HIGHLIGHTS ’08: Akon Says T-Pain Best Hook Man Of All Time: “I Don’t Think Nate’s Any Competition To What We’re Doing Right Now”

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Akon is one of three crooners to have held hip-hop’s hook man crown since R&B hooks became the norm in the 90s.

Nate Dogg, Kon and his protege T-Pain, have all taken turns as the hook man du jour -seemingly establishing a monopoly on rap hooks during their respectives reigns. While Nate, the senior of the group has been hooking rappers up for 16 years, Kon thinks he’s no match for what he and Pain have been doing the past few years.

“I mean it depends on what you consider to be a hook man,” Kon told XXLMag.com. ”Nate, I don’t think he’s any competition to what we’re doing right now. The West Coast, which was incredibly hot, there wasn’t nobody touching Nate Dogg at that time. I was around at that time. It wasn’t no getting through them doors.

“Nate had it locked down,” Kon continued. “But I think as time started changing, I slowly took over because I came with more than just a hook. I came and gave you the song itself. When you came to Akon for a record, you’ll get the record, you’ll the track, you’ll get the song and the concept for it.”

But when it comes down to best hook man off all time, Kon gives it up to his own signee, T-Pain.

“If I had to give it personally to anybody, I would give it to T-Pain,” Kon revealed. ”I always looked at him as someone that can add a lot of color to someone’s record. I do it a lot of different ways, but I’m always thinking business when I’m doing it. Pain is doing it for the fun of it. I strategize differently. I do it according to what territories I need to take over. Pain does it just cause he loves to do it.” -Marvin Brandon

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  • Soul

    First!!! This dude better check nate dogg resume!! T-pain is aight but he aint ready to be called classic

    • G-UNOT KILLA

      This Nigga Here is a bitch! I remember back in the 80′s I was on the movie set of “Color Purple” I smacked the shit outta Steven Speilberg because he didn’t let Whoopi Goldburg were her purple Crip rag. The movie was really supposed to portray how the Grape St Crips started. It was starring Monster Cody B4 he got locked. @ stepped to Akon @ on the set of “Blood Diamonds” in Africa, I extorted his bitch ass for 4 pair of sandles and 4 cans of rice his village was eating and used that shit for sides for my fried lion wings! He later made a song begging for his life called, “Lonley” that was really a song begging me not to fucc him up.Anyways “Blood Diamonds” was really suppose to be “Crip Diamonds” but the director had got initiated by DJ Quik 2 wks prior to me meeting him. Oh the Movie showcase “Crippin Thanksgiving” was a big spash it has just got approved for bugeting of 400 million dollars we are gonna be the “Titanic” of premires! The movie tells of a real life Crips Tradition of Carving up Turkey then breaking the wishbone and stabbing MS13 & Piru w/ the remaining bones after we eat! Actually Spike Lee is just signed on to be the director. I gotta go get ready for these bad ass kids I got my laptop so anybody got probs?? You 1 fuccin breath away from being erased BITCH! ECG-UNIT CRIP 4 LIFE SPIDER LOC4 LIFE!

      • Carlito

        @G-UNOT KILLA: Dude, what the fuck are you talking about? “The Color Purple” a movie about crips? You extorted Akon? You’re a fucking idiot.

      • 360

        LMFAO HAHAHAHAHAH “Crip Diamonds”

      • Jonsey

        dude wtf are u talking about crip diamonds lol?

    • http://myspace.com/awizzbeats Awizz

      T-Pain wouldnt be shit without the voice box…He has aiight choruses but better than Nate Dogg…Hell muthafuckin naw!!Nobody Does It Better…check that track out akon.. Nate Dogg is on a whole other level than t-pain in terms of choruses. I dont waant akon to ever say that bullshit again

    • log

      21 questions (album 10X plat)
      Next episode (Chronic 2001)
      Area codes (word of mouf)

      those three alone cancel out akon and t pain

      • moh.p

        haha..u sed it all right thei bro, nate dogss a legend, t-pain cat even come close to them 3 trax.

      • Chris S

        uh…hello…lets not forget about the greatest hook of all time:

        Ain’t No Fun (If the Homies Can’t Have None)

  • Soul

    Sike!!! Nate Dogg a smash T-Lame….Song For Song…Think about it!

    • http://www.myspace.com/maxprofit Max Profit

      Real Talk! Akon was never even close!!!!
      And T-Pain’s alright, but he aint nothin but a gimmick. DPGC 4ever!!!

  • icon (trillbert arenas)

    I hope Ronnie Mex is paying attention, because this is certified “Negro Please” material….

  • MOJO

    Nate run both them. Not even close. Stop sippin’ you’re own kool aid.

  • http://www.uptownempire.com Trouble

    Max-B got all dem fools !!!!

    • Gan

      ^Co sign. Owww oww owww!

  • http://WWW.GRINDFAMILY.COM YUNG TWEZZY

    AKON MUST HAVE AN ALBUM COMING OUT SOON.

    BUT ITS DEFINATELY OFFICIAL. THESE FAKE FAGGOT AZZ RAPPERS(OR WHATEVER THEY ARE) HAVE TOOK OVER THE INDUSTRY.

    WHEN NATE DOGG WAS AT THE TOP OF HIS GAME WHO WAS HE MAKIN LITTLE BITCH ASS COMMENTS ABOUT?
    THATS RIGHT NO ONE.

    SOMEONE TELL AKON THAT THE GREATS DONT SPEAK FOR THEMSELVES THEY GET SPOKEN FOR.

    WHEN DID PAC OR BIG EVER HARP ON BEING THE GREATEST? NOPE THEY DID NOT.

    • TonyStackz

      CO-SIGN MY DUDE YOU’RE RIGHT ON THE MONEY WHAT CLASSIC RECORDS HAVE THESE 2 GUYS BEEN ON??? NATE DOGG’S BEEN ON COUNTLESS OF ‘EM
      JUST CAUSE HE AIN’T AROUND RIGHT NOW DOESN’T MEAN THESE LAMES ARE BETTER THAN HIM!!!

  • K-Luv

    Akon gotta be kidding me…T-pain better than Nate??..somebody wake me up im dreaming..We all know Pain’s doing his thing right now but he’s nowhere near the “classic” spot where we can find Nate…Picture this,we all know Wayne is doing his thing right now but are you gon’ say he’s better than Rakim..noways..unless you are Akon..

  • Curtis75Black

    I wouldn’t even call Nate Dogg a Hook Man. I seen him as a collaborator who lends his fierce smooth vocals to bring a R&B flavor. The only thing I feel they T-Pain and Akon got on him is possibly a better selling solo cd. As far as being better, Akon needs to leave the nut hugging to the ladies. Nate don’t need a funny voice to rock with his peers and the fact that homie has been sick in the past months, it ain’t cool to kick a man when he’s down.

  • giantstepp

    I fucks wit the Pain but Nate is Certified classic! That old deathrow sound will always, always stand the test of time in the rap game and Nate was a HUGE part of that success. T-Pain and’em doing the thing, but it’s like Jordans 6 rings to Lebrons none. As good as Lebron is, he has no rings yet. As good as he is he cant match Jordans 6 rings so you have to bow down to that. Deathrow has hella championship rings, Konvict has none right now.

  • SILLY WILLY

    Fried lion wings…….the Crenshaw Janitor strikes again!!!
    As far as I’m concerned, if it wasn’t for R&B hooks, the GOAT of rap hooks would be Method Man

  • Rob The Music Ed

    Kon is right. T-Pain got it. Nate Dogg was the man in his time, but T-Pain is a different breed. I mean dudes were getting DEALS based off of their T-Pain collaborations. 2 Pistols, Dollar?!? If they didnt have Pain on their single would we even know who they are?

    All these T-Pain hate has gotta stop, ya’ll will learn to love him when he’s gone.

    • 619

      2 Pistols, Dollar? Who the fuck is Dollar? 2 Pistols came out with 1 video and I never heard of him again. Check your history. Nate Dogg helped a lot bigger artists than that blow up. Did you forget Warren G’s first single was ‘Regulator’, Nate Dogg made that song big. What were the singles on the Dogg Pound’s debut album Dogg Food? ‘Ain’t No Fun’, Nate on the hook, ‘Let’s Play House’, Nate on the hook. You’re supposed to be a music editor? Fuck outta here, you don’t know shit about hip-hop. These mafuckers aren’t even in Nate’s league.

      • G-UNOT KILLA

        Hey Bitch I got some Cowboys & Steelers comin down there this wkend to reclaim some old Crip turf on the North & South Side. You better tell all ur bitch ass homies to go in the house or you getting dressed in ur fav color RED!

      • DETROIT

        Co-Sign 619

        go to any club, and when they play “the next episode”, shit goes crazy when nate starts that….”Hold up, waiiiiit…..smoke weed everyday”

        GTFOH Nate is a legend

        Respect the legends

        akon is a fake levitti! his hooks are corny…t-pain is good tho.

        all that being said, i understand akons point, they make entire songs. but as far as hooks go, nate’s shit souds better. check snoop’s “a bosses life” there’s a nate dogg version and a akon version….nate kills kon’s shit!

    • sthxdnn

      rob stfu..ur the only one who thinks that way on here..NATE invented G-Funk and every song he makes is beast and i can add to “Log”‘s list…let’s try
      “Regulate” With Warren G
      “Gangsta Nation” [Wasnt Classic but it sold]
      “Bitch Please”
      “Multiply” with Xzibit
      “WHere Im From” With The Game
      “Have A Party” With 50 Cent And Mobb Deep
      “Dump” WIth Mobb Deep
      “Behind The Walls” WIth Shyne
      “thugs Get Lonely” And “All BOut U” with Pac
      “Dolla Dolla Bill” BY HIMSELF
      “Merry Jane” with Snoop And Redman
      “Area COdes” And “Child Of The Night” WIth Luda
      “Shake That” And “Never Enough” By Eminem [Str8 Fire]

      If U Havent heard these songs and ur on akons side..thats why..if u havent heard these and are on Nate’s..get these songs

      • 619

        ‘Xxplosive’ with Dre
        ‘Bitch Please’ and ‘Lay Low’ with Snoop
        ‘Can’t Deny It’ with Fabolous
        ‘Girls All Pause’ with Kurupt
        ‘Til I Collapse’ with Eminem
        ‘How Long Will They Mourn Me’ with Pac

        • Switter

          Another song that Nate did that I think he just killed and made into a monster song, OH NO with Mos Def and Pharoahe Monch…
          Oh No Niggas ain’t scared to hustle It’s been seven days, the same clothes Ask them originals cause they know
          Mos Def, Nate Dogg, and Pharoahe
          Step away from the mic they too cold
          The funk might fracture your nose

          If you ain’t heard this you gotta check it out, one of those songs thats a decade old and I can still vibe in my head like it was yesterday

        • chillin mayne

          yoooooooo…dat song is HOT..Oh No, nate dogg kilt dat chorus, ALL dem bars was tite on dere…pharoae wrecked it…im intelliegent, passed more essays, dan motorcade police parades throo east l.a. / more beef dan deli’s… whoooooooooooooooooo hot ish…. nate b wreckin dem hooks tho, ill go wit a nate track any day ova t-pain…he kinda irksome…boots with the furs??…cornyyyyyyyyy

  • G-UNOT KILLA

    I just want to say “I’m a cocksucker”.

  • Gino

    This guy got balls

  • http://www.xxlmag.com Z@ck M00ri$

    Kon you trippin for real my nigga. Im from Sa Town TX and even I know you dont talk down on real OGs. Did you know Nate Dogg had a stipulation in his contracts that not only does he do the hook but he has to have an exclusive verse as well. That made him as much as the song as the artist was at that time. I cant beleive this nigga had the nerve to speak this shit!!! I always thought Akon had a smigen of sense. If you go down the list of hit records Nate was on you couldnt even compare. Thats whats fucked up about the game now, niggas just refuse to pay homage. Get well soon Nate!

  • tony grand$

    Akon sounds like a retard. Before I can even get into the ridiculous statements in regards to OG Nate Dogg, u gotta ask urself……is this fuckin dude for real? Too much T-Pain nut jugglin for me, & I will say T-Pain is the bizness, but Akon keeps tryin to throw himself in the mix. That nigga is barely relevant, & that’s only bcuz of that Colby O’Donis nerd. Fuckin Akon is a wash out, like Sean Kingston’s jealous uncle some shit! Fuck his wanna be thug ass, sound the same on every song he does ass. How dare he even say Nate’s name, much less speak on his status. Nate is a boss, Nate took the soulful hooks all over Amerikkka, check the nan’s discography. Akon is a bitter old burnt french fry. He sound like the bitch Colby was singin bout, “always talkin bout what u got”. He wrote that shit.

  • Candy

    Ummmmm, Akon needs to slow his roll… I’m pretty sure the only reason why Nate Dogg is not on the scene at the current moment is because of the two strokes he had… As far as I know, he’s partially paralyzed… Nate Dogg is a straight up legend with his hooks… He didn’t have to speak on him at all… All respect for Akon is fading real fast…

  • http://xxlmag.com the brown

    Yo! this is some silly shit. Akon is certified wackness in my book. T-pain is on some shit though; different from Nate D.O. double G. I’d rather not compare the two. It makes no difference to me. But yeah, Akon is WACKNESS!!

  • Emperor Doom

    Negro Please

    Nate is and always will be top

  • BOUTADOLLA

    SOMEONE NEED TO GOOT G UNOT KILLA OFF THIS SITE, YOUR A CORNBALL HOMIE, GET A JOB AND STOP BLOGGIN ON THE NET, AND BY THE WAY, SPIDER LOC IS ASS, AT LEAST REP A RAPPER WIT TALENT…….SIGNIN OFF…..AND LITERALLY LAUGHIN OUT LOUD.

  • swisha

    Nate was king of g-funk, hell na if u even could compare t-pain to him.

  • bucsormore

    everybody got a point cause even though they is the 2 best at it now nate has a long ass resume he has done a lot and kon shouldn’t of evev spoke on it but i will say this kon the shit yall hatin yea he came sideways at a legend but he go hard soul suviver i will kill i wanna fuck u smake that come on that shit raw he just was a lil to high u kno how it be but as far as pain he killin to its just he weird as fuck and he dicks ride him and wayne like 3rd grade buddies but i kno some might not like it but nate hasnt been relevant since like 01 or 02 just thought i give the real all raw kon just was on some cocky shit ya dig

  • ONE

    AKON IS DUMB AS HELL…ALL WE NEED TO KNOW IS THAT NATE WAS AN ORIGINAL IS T-PAIN OH I FORGOT HOLLA RODGER TRAUTMAN WE’LL NEVER FORGET YOU.

  • EReal

    BAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAA!

    AHHHHHHH HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHH!

    HAHAHAHAHHAHA!!!

    HAHAHAHAHA!!

    AHHHH! Shit, that was funny!

  • Mutada al sader the king

    Its officialy Akon has lost his “so black he’s purple mind” the hook to “All bout U” “Every other city we go, every other video, no matter were I go” I see the same Hoe’s.” That one hook alone kills everything T-Pain has ever done. Now dont get me wrong, pain is dope, but Akon needs to get slapped in the mouth for that one. Plus kicking a nigga while he’s down, nate had a stroke and is in a bad way, fuck AKON

  • Ne Where Gang

    THIS IS ONE OF THE DUMBEST THINGS I EVER HEARD IN THE HISTORY OF MUSIC!!! Akon loses all my respect(The Little I Did Have) i had for him!!!!

    Nate Dogg The Best Ever when t come to hooks.
    I’ll put Butch Cassidy over Akon & T-Pain.
    lol I’ll even put Max B over Akon & T-Pain.

  • venemez

    Akon kiss your career good bye, you can’t diss a legend like Nate and expect to keep the lil respect you have. Nate is the originator both you fucks t-lame and Akon couldn’t fuck with him.

  • Simple like ABC, 123

    “Regulate” with Warren G: 1994
    “Bitch Please” with Snoop & Xzibit: 1998
    “Next Episode” with Dr. Dre, Snoop & Kurupt: 2000
    “Area Code” with Ludacris: 2001
    “21 Question” with 50 Cent: 2003
    “Ooh Wee” with Mark Ronson, Ghostface & Trife: 2004
    and more…

    Akon: 2003 – present (5 years)
    T-Pain: 2004 – present (4 years)
    Nate Dogg: 1992 – present (16 years)

    Nate Dogg > T-Pain & Akon

  • capcobra

    nate dogg ain’t fucking with t.pain..y’all tripping…nate dogg solo shit flopped…t.pain is on his 3rd album…that’s like saying canibus is better than jay-z…a hot collabo or two don’t compare to a successful career….fuck outta here…let me find out y’all niguz still stuck in 96.

    • Simple like ABC, 123

      Canibus > Jay-Z

      • capcobra

        ok…now convince the rest of the world.

        • 619

          You trippin’ hard. Nate has been on more chart toppers than Avon ever will. Do your history.

        • chillin mayne

          yessir…to me chamillionaire go harder dan t-pain on hooks…t-pain is nonsense…should b named ear-pain

  • http://xxl I Am The South !!!

    akon needs to be deported back to africa for that dumb bullshit he said

  • http://xxlmag.com EDDIE G

    AKON CRAZY , for real T-pain do his thing But Nate Dogg Is the Man , How Many Of Akon songs with Others Flop ………

  • JASONT

    OMG WHAT THE F IS WRONG WIT DIS DUDE LMAO WAS HE IN A COMA DURING THE 90′S LMAO AND SHIT NATE EVEN DID SUM STUFF HOT EARLY 90,S YO COMMENT LIKE THAT NATE NEEDS TO COME BACK WITH DRE AND MAKE ATLEAST ONE MORE HIT TOO SHOW HE THE KING OF HOOKS LMAO JESUS COME ON T-PAIN ALRIGHT BUT THATS BOUT IT YOU CANT SAY THAT SHIT AKON SHOULD GET MORE CREDIT THEN DAMN T-PAIN I TELL YOU WHAT T-PAIN GO SELL YOUR FUNNY HATS AND CLOTHS AND TAKE MORE VOCAL LESSONS LMGDAO

  • JASON T

    OMG WHAT THE F IS WRONG WIT DIS DUDE LMAO WAS HE IN A COMA DURING THE 90′S LMAO AND SHIT NATE EVEN DID SUM STUFF HOT EARLY 90,S YO COMMENT LIKE THAT NATE NEEDS TO COME BACK WITH DRE AND MAKE ATLEAST ONE MORE HIT TOO SHOW HE THE KING OF HOOKS LMAO JESUS COME ON T-PAIN ALRIGHT BUT THATS BOUT IT YOU CANT SAY THAT SHIT AKON SHOULD GET MORE CREDIT THEN DAMN T-PAIN I TELL YOU WHAT T-PAIN GO SELL YOUR FUNNY HATS AND CLOTHS AND TAKE MORE VOCAL LESSONS LMGDAO

    LMAO

  • JASON TERRY

    OMG WHAT THE F IS WRONG WIT DIS DUDE LMAO WAS HE IN A COMA DURING THE 90′S LMAO AND SHIT NATE EVEN DID SUM STUFF HOT EARLY 90,S YO COMMENT LIKE THAT NATE NEEDS TO COME BACK WITH DRE AND MAKE ATLEAST ONE MORE HIT TOO SHOW HE THE KING OF HOOKS LMAO JESUS COME ON T-PAIN ALRIGHT BUT THATS BOUT IT YOU CANT SAY THAT SHIT AKON SHOULD GET MORE CREDIT THEN DAMN T-PAIN I TELL YOU WHAT T-PAIN GO SELL YOUR FUNNY HATS AND CLOTHS AND TAKE MORE VOCAL LESSONS LMGDAO

    LMAO HAHAHAAH

  • Eman

    As far as I see it T pain never spit on a classic never. Name me one classsic shit t pain spit Fuck Xxl for promoting this bullshit Im sick of it yall just like the rest of them. Yeah and for dude sayin Nate Dogg shit flopped this comments about hooks not albums so Akon can kick rocks. T pain aint never did a song like how long will you mourn me cause t pain is a gimmick.

  • niggafrommemphis

    i hate to be hard,but akon shut yo lying black ass, wanna be thug ass, up.your shit is for the pop charts anyway.you and rick ross ain’t shit,but t pain is cool,who really cares about being the greateset hook man of all time,ignorant ass nigga.

  • jovan mitchell

    fuck outta here with that I can agree with everybody else.is these niggas on crack.never hate on the the nigga who paved the way for your sucess.I just lost all respect for this clown.I hope nate come out and diss the shit out both of those idiots

  • http://www.xxlmag.com/?p=30750 jay

    g unot killa ur a complete duechbag
    slapped spielberg haha yah ok if u did that
    u still wouldnt b outta lock up if not dead lol
    purple crips hah ok fagg..
    ur clearly an internet gangsta obviously bec if u were rly bangin u wouldnt b online shoutin it out… INTERNET GANGSTAAA!!!! HAHAHHAHAHAHA E THUGGING HAHAHAH

  • jovan mitchell

    and one more thing fuck capcobra eat a sick dick for that bullshit ass comment.yo ass would be the only hater on here you need to be smacked just like akon

    • capcobra

      next time send a reply michelle!!!

  • WHAT!

    Akon… go hang yourself, idiot!

  • WHAT!

    Akon… go hang yourself, idiot!
    NATE ALL DAY BITCH!

  • escobar9300

    HA! I think Akon is trying to get nominated for the next SDN contest. That was some stupid shit. I understand trying to hype your mans, but Nate Dogg is TIMELESS. Listen to ain’t no fun and tell me nate dogg was ‘just a hook’. Get the fuck outta here

  • price

    nate dogg should take a 7 iron to akon’s dome the way he did all those wannabe ogs on that montel jordan video set.

    “swing or get swung on” – Nate Dogg

  • El Tico Loco

    You Akon and T pain supporters don’t get the point, Nate helped birth a new style (g funk) and brought out the best in the artist he would collaborate with eventually creating legends in the game, picture GRODT sales without 21 questions (for those that care about sales). T pain makes other songs into Tpain songs in other people’s albums, and half of the artists he work with can’t do a real solo single to save their ass so he’s the crutch of the untalented.

  • the real jay

    akon and t pain can do hooks for the next 20 years and they still won’t be able to fuck wit what nate put down on the chronic,dogg food,all eyez on me, and doggystyle alone

  • http://myspace.com/physhap PEace

    MEeet next level hip hop.

    http://www.myspace.com/physhap

  • grandma

    betta recognize. T-pain is the best

  • t-pain

    AKON MUST BE ON CRACK OR SOMETHING! FUCK OUTTA HERE!!! I AINT SHIT COMPARE TO THE BIG HOMEBOY NATE DOGG!! FO SIZZLE!!!

  • Chris LeRwa

    AKON TRIPPPIN’ fo real!
    NATE DOGG is CLASSIC periond
    Akon should re-adjust his marketing campain.

  • TheWestCoastArab

    wow…just wow…akon is one dumb mother fucker if he really thinks hes better than nate. if nates on a track its a guaranteed hit…can’t say the same for those to fags. and i used to think akon was cool(t pain was always gay for using auto-tune and having no real talent) but i just lost all respect for dude now

  • TheWestCoastArab

    @Simple like ABC, 123

    you forgot

    “nobody does it better”

    Music and me

    Where am from (the game ft nate)

    and ain’t no fun…

    classics…everybody loves a nate dogg track or hook. one of his hooks cost just as much as a tpain hook and he ain’t even out no more…

    • Simple like ABC, 123

      “Can’t Deny It” with Fabolous: 2001
      “Gangsta Nation” with Westside Connection: 2003
      “The Hard Way” album with Snoop & Warren G “213: 2004

      again: Nate Dogg >>>>> T-Pain & Akon

  • Seatown

    Nate Dogg all day. Nate Dogg made timeless classics.

    Akon & T-Pain make bubble gum music for pop radio. It’s “hot” for 2 weeks then its played out because it all sounds the same. Who acutally listens to their sh*t? It’s teenage girls and cats from the suburbs that request T-Pain and Akon on BET, MTV and the radio.

    ‘fuck outta here.

  • soufpaw

    NATE DOGG WASNT A POP STAR FOR ONE! FOR TWO….FOR ONE WAS GOOD ENOUGH!

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  • opm509

    this makes me happy as hell recognition for the og’s all gotta say is if it wasnt for nate d-o-double there wouldnt b no t-pain or akon and oh yeah who do they try to sound like on the hooks?
    thats rite keep doin your thang t-pain but learn from your bosses mistakes and maybe u might be in the game for a minute

  • Rizzop

    The bottom line is nate dogg can actually SING…Akon sounds like a cat choking on a rat, and T-pain had to use a machine( a method he bit from Mr, Troutman) to get in….Neither of them could sing without a beat…nate can actually harmonize..And when did biting become cool?? Hip hop used to be about originality

  • Dave

    wow….. ive just stopped listening to anything by akon

  • HooBangin

    Akon can eat a bowl of dicks. Runnin up on fools with that wack ass “I wanna make love nah nah” bullshit. He ain’t touchin Nate. Only one with a voice box worth listening to is Roger Troutman. Akon and T-Pain both need to “Juuuust lay back, and oooopen ya mouth”

  • FLOSS

    The nerve of that terd lookin ass nigga.
    Akon is the epic FAIL!!! of the day ..JUNGLES !!

  • moh.p

    ths bullshitttt, i like akon, but Nate doggsthe Legend, who could ever do a gangster hook, for 1pac or snoop or dre, or any classic rapper like nate doog, hes dopeeeeee, n t-oains jus gets borin now…yeh i sed it, dont hate da truth

  • Sleepy Wonder

    You gotta be kidding me, t-pain doesn’t even use his own voice. No wonder I got rid of akon’s stupid ass albums. Long live the g-funk. Can’t nobody fuck with Nate.

  • willshady

    lol at g-unot killer. i actually read more posting now just to see what he dreamed while mopping the floors and cleaning shit from thw washrooms

  • t. c.

    Nate dogg has one more thing over those two nobody mentioned NATE DOG CAN ACTUALLY SING AND HIT NOTES WITHOUT AUTO-TUNE OR THE VOCODER!!!!!!

  • Cousin A.L.E.

    This nigga akon can’t fuck wit Nate Dogg. These niggas ain’t shit. t-pain sing wit auto-tune, n thinks he can fucc wit Nate Doog. nate got the voice, and an auto-tune nigga thinks he can do it better. Nobody Doe It Better”.

  • truth101

    How do you compare a Legend like nate Dogg to Fake ass T-Pain sounding like K.I.T for night Rider. Akon is smoking Crills

  • truth101

    How do you compare a Legend like nate Dogg to Fake ass T-Pain sounding like K.I.T from night Rider. Akon is smoking Crills

  • balaramesh

    akon should with the next SDN automatically.

    it was great to see many of you folks know many classic nate dogg hooks. he has classic joints that most people forgot too.

  • wat-wat-watt???

    Akon YOU just shitted on yourself on this one,you better off saying nothing about nate dogg man?

    YOU? TPAIN?? WHATTT???

  • Yessir

    AKON, this shit prepostrious (absurd). Nate Dog is a legend. He has been doing this shit for awhile without having to ALTER HIS VOICE.

    T-PAIN just got on the scene with the CHEESY ASS HOOK.

    ———-
    JOE BUDDENS for president

    His new mixtape “Halfway House” is fire

  • Ali

    the very reason u turned into garbage, Akon…..u turned into T-Pain bro! Garbage! Nate owns this!!! I bet he’s on Detox a few times, wait & see who’s king

  • THA WEATHERMAN

    I’m not sure why you guys hold on to 90′s rap music to such a pedastal,
    All three are great hook writers, but look at consistency. Nate Dogg doesnt have it. He may be great at hooks, but look at Akon’s point.
    You can count on Akon and T-pain both to have a whole record ready for you. Arranged, written and produced by either. You could only get a hook from Nate Dogg. It’s like counting on Dr. Dre to make you an international hit with the same formula he had in the mid 90′s.

    • Simple like ABC, 123

      ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
      Consistency:
      Akon (5 years)
      T-Pain (4 years)
      Nate Dogg (16 years, from 1992)

      Nate Dogg suffered two stroke, one last year and other this year. That why he’s not “hot” right now. But when he get a full recovery, he’s gonna show this fake “hook man” how to do not just a hook but a classic hook.

      Nate Dogg = Living Legend

  • bucsormore

    come on i mean yea it was some bull to say but wats up with yall just on some fuck kon yall haten those song cool but nate didnt make all the songs special some he did but kon real sounds better overall and is more creative kon songs thats raw
    still will kill
    i wanna fuc u
    out here grinden
    smake that
    soul suviver
    locked up
    busin loud
    hypnatize
    takin over
    and his shit like ghetto or lonely

    • sthxdnn

      your an idiot

  • jerc

    man…xxl need to do a story on dis shit…put NATE on da cover…cuz nate got dis shit hands down…u can tell by all the responses…dont mess wit the nate dogg…he on another level…dont forget…the classic…NEVER LEAVE ME ALONE…enuff said…

  • latino heat

    is this asshole serious?! he nor t-pain can fuck with nate’s catalog! i don’t care if nate hasn’t been on a classic in a couple years, these dudes are pop bullshit! they can’t fuck with nate’s gangsta vocals. the only thing these two do is make catchy bullshit hooks that sound good when your drunk at the club. lets see if anything they do holds up 16 years from now like some of nate’s classics. i bet most of there shit won’t even hold up five years from now.

  • TUMI

    Is Akon on crack? Does he even know who Nate is? Is he saying (add eminem) Smack That was beta than Bitch Please part2 in terms of hook? What the fuck i that shit? somebody get the nigga to a rehab center

  • http://www.xxlmag.com 615banga

    well if hes better than nate how about a Regulate 2008 dirty south version

    lil wayne feat. tpain lol

    or

    young jeezy feat. tpain..Regulate 2008

    anybody else got a suggestion

  • http://xxl.co.uk SCRAPZ

    Akon on sum bullshit. Nate dogg still on top. Akon and T-pain dey aint gt shit on nate dogg.

  • http://xxlmag.com Whatever

    Just check out G-Funk Classics vol 1 and 2, that album flew under the radar, but it goes hard…sounds a lot better than “make love right now na na na” bull…

  • fatts

    Go head wit all dat talk. nate dogg he waz da man on da hooks. from the joiint with jadakiss times up. and lloyd banks till the end. his shit waz hot but he aint out there no more. akon took ova that shit. u knew if the track said “Konvict” think realli about 1 song Soul Survivor. shut any hook down. T-pain making his way around because of akon. so forreal as out right now. its Akon, Nate Dogg and tpain. and by the middle of 09 T-pain going be in front of nate dogg.

  • THE ANSWER

    “NOBODY.. DOES IT BETTER..
    THEY CAN COME CLOSER THAN CLOSE..
    ORIGINAL THEY NEVER WILL BE..
    WE COMIN FROM COAST TO COAST
    WE JUST TRYIN TO MAKE YA’LL SEE
    NOBODY DOES IT BETTER!!!”

    NUFF SAID!!!

  • Intelekt

    The way he came at Nate Dogg was kinda fucked up, but Akon made a decent arguement at least. I can understand y’all being pissed at Akon for saying that shit, but he’s not stupid. Arrogant maybe, yeah, but he aint crazy. Akon is sick with it. T-Pain aint bad himself. Of course Nate Dogg is classic, and you’ve gotta respect that. Thing is, there’s so many internet heads that just love to hate anything that’s come out in the last 6 or 7 years. “Today’s music sucks. No one’s original. No one is real. I miss Hiphop.” Look at yourself in the mirror, and quote Dave Chappelle… “Damn, I fucked up.”

  • Pookie

    Nate Dogg all day…..legend in the game

  • Indoveli

    Akon fucked up on this shit
    NateDogg Should Slap the Shit Out of Him
    They Should Hop On A Track Together And See Whats Crackin’
    This Shit Will Go Big $$$
    Nate Dogg Will Shit On Akon
    LONG BEACH 4 LIFE FROM PCH ALL THE WAY TO SOUT ST.

  • INDOE

    AKON FUCKED UP NATE DOGG WILL SHIT ON HIM, WIPE HIS ASS WITH HIM AND THROW HIM DOWN THE TOILET. THEY SHOULD HOOK UP ON A TRACK IT WILL BE BIG $$$
    NATE WILL SHIT ON HIM
    AKON SHOULD SIT HIS RICH ASS DOWN AND LISTEN TO NATE DOGG’S MUSIC & ME CD WITH SOME DR.DRE HEADPHONES SO HE CAN ACKNOWLEDGE HIS MISTAKE.
    ITS ALL GOOD ITS ALL HOOD
    ONE LOVE.

  • on1

    HA! I NEVER THOUGHT I could be so entertained by Akon. I stand corrected. Now, I would say something, but I think everyone done said it all. Just goes to show how much these new Ni@@as know. Show respect to your elders! Nate is old, HA! Damn Im getting old!

  • jo moms

    damn nobody mention..

    mos def, pharoh monch & nate dogg – oh no
    gotta remember the switch up with the non-gangsters

  • TheRefriedMexican

    AKON MUST BE GETTING ASS RAMMED BY T-PAIN! WHY ELSE WOULD HE MAKE SUCH A RIDICULOUS STATEMENT!
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  • ANGRY RADIO DJ

    Man and don’t forget where it all started, growing up on the west, Warren G n Nates “Regulate” was the joint….T-pain can’t hold a note for shit, and Akons voice gets annoying, at least Nate got some soul in his voice!!!

  • http://www.friendster.com/moback 2laiyte

    ..NATE DIVIDED BY 10 PLATINUMS EQUALS AKON TIMES T-PAIN

    Nate/10 = Akon x T-Pain

    where in they **it..kons and pains Stuff put together 2day..

    y dont kon just show respect?
    they all good..but certainly saying **it is wat starts the shooting and stuff there in their own streets..

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  • JERZEY

    AKON’S MI NIGGA, BUT LATELY HE BEEN SLIPPIN, NOW WITH THAT STATEMENT HE’ TRIPPIN, AKON IS GOOD AT WAT HE DOES, BUT DONT GO AT A LEGEND, HE JUST MIGHT HAVE TO APOLOGIZE FOR THAT SHIT, FAR AS TPAIN GOES, FUCK TPAIN THAT NIGGA AINT SHIT, MOTHAFUCKA IS ANNOYIN, HE USES A MACHINE U CANT BE THE BEST OR EVEN GOOD WHEN U AINT GOT IT, ITZ CHEATIN NIGGA, FUCK THAT AUTO-TUNE SHIT, BUT FOR REAL KANYE USE’S THAT SHIT BETTER THEN HE DOES. WHILE WE TALKIN ABOUT A HOOK MAN WAT ABOUT FIFTY CENT, CANT NOBODY DO HOOKZ LIKE HE DO. BUT NATE DOGG STILL #1.

  • kingtee

    HAHAHAHAHAH akon stop smoking crack,and if your not…START!
    yOU ARE NO WHERE NEAR NEAR NATE DOGG

  • TheRefriedMexican

    Top 5 hookmen
    Cinco) Butch Vassisy
    Cuatro) Akon
    Tres) Devin The Dude
    Dos)Luke
    Uno) Nate Dogg
    ++++
    +++
    ++
    +

  • TheRefriedMexican

    Top 5 hookmen
    Cinco) Butch Cassidy
    Cuatro) Akon
    Tres) Devin The Dude
    Dos)Luke
    Uno) Nate Dogg
    ++++
    +++
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    +
    +
    ++
    +++
    ++++

  • QUE ROLLO

    i agree w/my dawg jerzey. 50 can do hooks but hands down Nate is tha hook man. akon & t-pain make good hooks but Nate has done classics homie. that’s wats up.

  • kintymaddog

    akon n t-pain aint shit.listen to max bs hooks they all tight.

  • ty from linden blvd

    as ill as nate dogg was he never had a hit record by himself.never pushed no albums by himself.never sold any records……BY HIMSELF.
    I’M not a akon or t-pain fan but these dudes have sold millions of records,wrote and produced tons of hit records and done tours all around the world.nate dogg has never done what they have done.

  • marz

    nate dog doesn’t need a autotune.

  • kEITH

    FUCK T-PAIN AND FUCK WACK ASS THUG WANNA BE AKON!

  • http://MYSPACE.COM HELTAH SIN SAY

    akon is alright, but nate dogg is a gangter more heavyweight then this squeeky voice having wanna be jamacan type. nate is more baratone kon your more of bitch made meets a winy singy songy same sounding weak ass dude. nate dogg killed it on 50 cents records, nate has killed it on doctor dres records, nate dogg killed it on mobb deep heat, nate dogg killed it waren gs records, nate dogg has killed it, scratch that, over killed it on snoops records, nate dogg killed it on westside connections records. Mark my words My dudes word is going to get back to dre and nate dogg and I put my life on it that there will be war.

  • http://www.myspace.com/guccipucci1 MC

    NO BODY Doest it betteeeeerrrrrr…
    They can come closer then close {yeah}
    Originalthey never could be-eee..

    Rob you n Kon can suck a giant…for saying b.sit like that..someone need to get fired for saying dumb sht like that…lol..PlZ Nate RESpond to these Mofo’z-

  • romil

    Honestly I think Akon be killing it, especially tha young jeezy joint, survivor, and the 50 cent, still Kill, but besides that my man Nate D O double G still holds tha crown. How yall cats gonna come in tha game in tha last quater and talk about holdin tha crown!!!!!!! Especially when my man Nate aint doing to good in tha HOspital and all. Nate dog get back up. Oh yeah none of them trax akon and T pain put hooks on can compare to what nate has put down. check that Oh No, track with Pharoe Monche and Mos Def

  • Trickdd

    Who is Akon to label Pain better than Nate Lol they both are different but I think Nate has a better voice plus his shit more gangster