Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Billboard: Nate Dogg, the California rapper whose real name is Nathaniel D. Hale, died at the age of 41 on Tuesday (Mar. 15). The news was first reported by Long Beach, Calif. newspaper the Press-Telegram, which did not specify the cause of death.After showcasing his laid-back rapping/singing delivery on Dr. Dre's classic debut album "The Chronic," Nate Dogg was featured on Warren G's 1994 single "Regulate," which peaked at No. 2 on the Hot 100. The song was the first of a number of hip-hop singles, including Dr. Dre's "The Next Episode," Fabolous' "Can't Deny It," Ludacris' "Area Codes" and Eminem's "Shake That," to feature a vocal hook from the rapper. He also spent four weeks at No. 1 on the Hot 100 as a featured artist on 50 Cent's "21 Questions." Nate Dogg's most recent solo album, "Nate Dogg," was released in 2008.
Nate Dogg- the true original Godfather of " The Hook" R.I.P..