Today (August 19) is the birthday of the ‘LBC’ OG, Nate Dogg.
Nathaniel “Nate Dogg” Hale was known for laying his velvety melodic hooks down on some of Hip Hop’s classic west coast bangers. His voice was golden.
Before going solo, Nate Dogg was a member of the rap trio 213. During his solo career he collaborated with artists such as Dr. Dre, Eminem, Warren G, Tupac Shakur, Westside Connection, Snoop Dogg, 50 Cent, Ludacris & Xzibit on many hit releases.
He released three solo albums, G-Funk Classics, Vol. 1 & 2 in 1998, Music & Me in 2001, and Nate Dogg in 2003.
Here’s a few more cool facts about Nate Dogg:
- He was born in Clarksdale, Mississippi in 1969.
- He began singing in church as a child where his father was the pastor and his mother — the choir director.
- He moved to Long Beach, CA at age 14 with his mother after his parents divorced.
- He is the cousin of LA rappers Butch Cassidy & Snoop Dogg.
- He dropped out of high school and left his mother’s home at age 17.
- He served 3 years in US Marine Corps as an ammunition specialist.
- In the mid 2000’s, Nate formed his own gospel group, Innate Praise.
- In 2008, Nate Dogg suffered 2 strokes — one leaving the left side of his body paralyzed.
- In 2011, Nate Dogg died at the age of 41 of complications from the previous strokes.
Rest In Paradise Nate Dogg. Your smooth illustrious voice is truly missed in music. There will never be another you.