Nate Dogg, the California rapper whose real name is Nathaniel D. Hale, died at the age of 41 on Tuesday (Mar. 15). The rapper survived a pair of strokes in 2007 and 2008 and was recently believed to be in therapy.
Nate Dogg first appeared on Dr. Dre's debut album "The Chronic," and almost immediately after became the hook man of the 90s G-funk era. He was featured on Warren G's 1994 single "Regulate," Dr. Dre's "The Next Episode," Fabolous' "Can't Deny It," Ludacris' "Area Codes" and Eminem's "Shake That," among many others. Nate Dogg's most recent solo album, "Nate Dogg," was released in 2008.
Nate Dogg's famous friends have taken to Twitter to share their thoughts on his passing. From Snoop Dogg and Daz Dillinger to Drake, Nicki Minaj and 50 Cent, Billboard has compiled a list of twenty tweets by artists mourning the great loss.
Rest in peace Nate Dogg.
|@SnoopDogg: I love u buddy luv. U will always b wit me 4ever n a day u put the g n g funk u put the 1 n 213 n u put yo stamp on evrybdy u ever didit wit|
|@Daz Dillinger: R.I.P. TO MY HOMEBOY NATE DOGG DPGC DOGG POUND GANGSTA 4 LIFE|
|@thegame: All Dogg's go to HEAVEN|
|@Ludacris : There is a certain void in hip hop's heart that can never be filled.Glad we got to make history together. RT @SnoopDogg: RIP NATE DOGG.|
|@drakkardnoir (Drake) : It's easy to love me now. RIP Nate Dogg.|
|@therealstylesp (Styles P): R.I.P. Nate dogg !!! And god bless his family and friends!!|
|@TreySongz: RIP Nate Dogg - much love! If you had Nate on ya hook it was certified g shit|
|@fatbellybella (Erykah Badu): Nate Dogg... freshness period. rest in beats.|
|@Nas: R.I.P. Nate Dogg!|
|@djjazzyjeff215 (Jazzy Jeff) : RIP Nate Dogg...we will miss u my brotha!#smoketreeseveryday|
|@ciara: R.I.P Nate Dogg|
|@1Omarion: NATE-DOG real L.A #G 1LUV|
|@diggy_simmons: R.I.P. Nate Dogg... One of the dopest voices EVER in hip hop and r&b|
|@BowWow: RIP Nate Dogg. I had the pleasure to be around him in my younger days when i was running with Snoop & The Dogg Pound in 93 #WestcoastLegend|
|@KimKardashian : RIP Nate Dogg...West Coast LEGEND! My fav songs are-"Ain't no fun if the homies can't have none" and "Regulator"!!!!|
|@TRINArockstarr: R.I.P Nate Dogg my prayers are with your family... #Respect|
|@Tyrese (Tyrese Gibson): This is the worst news I've ever heard ever.. Ever.. OG westcoast legend Nate Dogg has passed away.. Really makes me sad. Man I'm sad|
|@50cent: I just landed nate dog is dead damn. GOD BLESS HIM R.I.P he meant a lot to west coast hiphop. Iv always been a fan of it. 50cent|
|@VADO_MH (Vado): #Rip Nate Dogg #1ofDaBest2EverDoHooks|
|@travisbarker : Rest In Peace to the true west coast OG Nate Dogg. Your legacy will live on 4 ever. #NATEDOGG|
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