Nate Dogg died yesterday at 41; the cause of death has yet to be announced, although the rapper/singer suffered from strokes in 2007 and 2008. A Long Beach, California native, Nate Dogg is best known for his collabs with Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre, Tupac, Warren G, and Eminem and will forever be a voice of G-funk. In 1991, he formed the rap group 213 with both Snoop and Warren G and later Nate Dogg made his debut in Dr. Dre’s The Chronic.

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 His voice is easily recognizable in Warren G’s “Regulate,” Eminem’s “Shake That,” Dr. Dre’s “Next Episode,” 50 Cent’s “21 Questions, ” and Ludacris’ “Area Codes.”  Born Nathaniel Hale, Nate Dogg was four time Grammy nominated and truly contributed to the memorable sounds of hip hop and R&B in the past two decades. His most recent solo album was recorded in 2003-2004 and released in 2008.  

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