G-Funk Era loses a legend: Nate Dogg deat at 41

I’ll make sure to post more details over the next day, but I wanted to put this post out there.  ~Ifelicious

Via NBC Dallas-Fort Worth:

One of the most recognizable voices of the early 90s West Coast hip-hop scene is dead.

Nathaniel D. Hale – better known to the masses as the singer Nate Dogg — died Tuesday, according to the Long Beach Press-Telegram.

In an interview with the paper, the rapper’s family said he passed away early in the day on March 15. He was 41.

Nate Dogg became famous for his work with rappers Warren G, Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre as part of the so-called “G Funk era,” a sub-genre of hip-hop that relied heavily on sampling classic 70s funk and soul music. His deep voice was famously employed on Dre’s best-selling 1991 album, “The Chronic,” and was also featured on Warren G’s classic, “Regulators.” In total, he contributed to 40 charted singles…read the rest HERE.

VIDEO: “The Next Episode” by Dr. Dre featuring Snoop Dogg, Kurupt, Nate Dogg

UPDATE Mar 23, 2011: Nate Dogg Funeral Details announced (AllHipHop).

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