March 16, 2011 12:15

50 Cent and Ludacris pay tribute to Nate Dogg

Rappers join Snoop Dogg in praising late rapper

50 Cent and Ludacris pay tribute to Nate Dogg

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50 Cent and Ludacris have paid tribute to Nate Dogg, who died last night (March 15).

Nate Dogg, real name Nathaniel Dwayne Hale, was 41. The cause of his death is as yet unconfirmed.

Writing at, 50 Cent wrote: "RIP Nate Dogg, the rap world just lost a great legend. This is your time."

He also recalled '21 Questions' – his 2003 song that Nate Dogg featured on. "I wrote the chorus to '21 Questions' – I needed Nate to sing it for me," he wrote. "He had a way of making everything feel hard."

Ludacris, who Nate Dogg also collaborated with, tweeted from "There is a certain void in hip-hop's heart that can never be filled. Glad we got to make history together."

Snoop Dogg has also paid tribute to Nate, describing him as his "best friend".

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