NATHANIEL DWAYNE HALE (August 19, 1969 – March 15, 2011), better
known by his stage name NATE DOGG, was an American singer, rapper, and
actor. He was known as one of the pioneers of
West Coast hip hop
West Coast hip hop . He
was noted for his membership in rap trio 213 and his solo career in
which he collaborated with
Dr. Dre ,
Warren G , Tupac Shakur
Westside Connection ,
Snoop Dogg ,
50 Cent ,
Xzibit , and
Shade Sheist on many hit releases. He released three solo albums,
G-Funk Classics, Vol. 1 & 2 in 1998, Music ">
Nate Dogg made his debut on
The Chronic . Singing in what later
became his trademark style, he was well received by fans and critics
alike, and would go on to sign with
Death Row Records
Death Row Records in 1993. Nate
Dogg was also featured on Mista Grimm's "Indosmoke" with Warren G.
Then in 1994 he produced his first hit single "Regulate " with Warren
Nate Dogg was also featured in many
2Pac releases, including his
collaboration record Thug Life: Volume 1 . Then in 1998 after a
tumultuous time at
Death Row Records
Death Row Records he released another album. The
double album was titled G-Funk Classics Vol. 1 & 2 and was followed up
in late 2001 with Music & Me on
Elektra Records . Music "> In 2015 his
final studio album Nate Dogg: It’s A Wonderful Life was released by
Seven Arts Music and United Media and Music Group. The album features
unreleased material from Nate as well as appearances from
Eminem , Dr.
Snoop Dogg ,
Mary J. Blige
Mary J. Blige and
Nate Dogg appeared on a celebrity episode of the Weakest
Link , making it to the last three players before being eliminated by
Young MC .
COLLABORATIONS WITH OTHER ARTISTS
Nate Dogg found success, not only in solo projects, but in
collaborations with other hip-hop artists. In the 2000s, Nate's
high-ranking collaborative singles, according to
Rolling Stone ,
2Pac 's "All About U ",
Dr. Dre 's "
The Next Episode ",
Westside Connection 's "
Gangsta Nation ",
Mos Def 's "Oh No", Fabolous
' "Can\'t Deny It ",
Ludacris ' "Area Codes ",
50 Cent 's "21
Kurupt 's "Behind The Walls",
Mark Ronson 's "Ooh Wee",
Houston 's "I Like That ",
Eminem 's "\
'Till I Collapse ", "Never
Enough", and "
Shake That ", and
Mobb Deep 's "
Have a Party ".
In the early 1990s,
Nate Dogg was arrested and charged with two
Nate Dogg was charged with the Check Changers
robbery in 1991 and with the robbery of a San Pedro
Taco Bell in 1994.
He faced a maximum of nearly eleven years in prison, but was
subsequently acquitted of both charges.
Nate Dogg was convicted of a drug-related offense in Los
Angeles County .
On June 17, 2000,
Nate Dogg was arrested for allegedly kidnapping and
assaulting his former girlfriend and setting fire to her mother's car
in Lakewood . He was then arrested by a
SWAT team at his home in
Pomona . He was accused of kidnapping, domestic violence, making
terrorist threats and arson. He spent a night in the Twin Towers
Correctional Facility in Los Angeles before he was released on a $1
million bail. These charges were later dismissed, but he faced jail
time for a new charge, illegal possession of a firearm by felon. An
unmarked firearm was found in his home during June 17 arrest. He
pleaded no contest to the misdemeanor charge, and was sentenced to
probation of three years and ordered to pay a $1,000 fine.
On April 12, 2002,
Nate Dogg was arrested when he was stopped by
Arizona Department of Public Safety officers outside of Kingman,
Arizona while traveling on a tour bus. He was charged with
firearms-related and drug-related offenses after two pistols and four
ounces of cannabis were found.
Nate Dogg was booked on Mohave County
Jail and subsequently released on a $3,500 bond. Weapon charges
against him were dropped as an exchange to guilty plea to drug
Nate Dogg was subsequently sentenced to probation
and community service. He was also ordered to attend drug counseling
sessions in May 2002.
Nate Dogg was arrested and charged with misdemeanor
aggravated trespassing, telephone harassment, battery assault,
dissuading a witness from reporting a crime and violation of a
restraining order . In March 2008,
Nate Dogg pleaded guilty to
trespassing and battery and was ordered to complete a domestic
violence treatment program, probation of three years, and was stripped
of gun ownership rights for the next ten years.
In July 2008,
Nate Dogg was arrested and charged with two felony
criminal threats after allegedly sending threatening emails to his
estranged wife, and one count of stalking after allegedly chasing her
by car on Interstate 405 in previous month. He initially pleaded not
guilty to these charges, which were eventually dropped in April 2009,
because the alleged victim did not contact prosecutors in the case.
Nate Dogg had a conviction of driving under the
influence of drugs .
HEALTH PROBLEMS AND DEATH
Graffiti devoted to
Nate Dogg on Solidarności Avenue in Warsaw
On December 19, 2007,
Nate Dogg suffered a stroke , according to a
coordinator from his recently formed gospel choir , Innate Praise. He
was released from hospital on December 26 and was admitted to a
medical rehabilitation facility to assist him in his recovery. On
January 18, 2008, it was officially reported that the stroke had
rendered the left side of his body paralyzed . Doctors believed there
would be a full recovery, and his voice was not affected. In September
2008, he suffered a second stroke.
Nate Dogg died on March 15, 2011
Long Beach, California at the age of 41. On March 17, his attorney
Mark Geragos confirmed that the cause of the death was from
complications of multiple strokes. He was buried at Forest Lawn
Memorial Park in Long Beach.
Nate Dogg discography
G-Funk Classics, Vol. 1 & 2 (1998)
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