With deep sadness we report the passing of a West Coast hip-hop legend, Nate Dogg, has passed away at 41 years of age. The cause of death has still not been announced though Nate Dogg has had health problems through the years, suffering two strokes in 2007 and 2008 respectively.
Born Nathaniel D. Hale, Nate Dogg's vocal style was distinct and smooth and would be famous for giving the hooks to some of hip-hop's most famous songs. From Warren G's "Regulate" to Dr. Dre's "Deez Nuts" and "Next Episode" to Eminem's "Till I Collapse" to Ludacris' "Area Codes" and many more. Nate Dogg released three solo albums, his final album, a self-titled record was released in 2008.