Snoop Dogg tweeted several times about his “best friend”, posting: “We lost a true legend in hip-hop and R&B. One of my best friends and a brother to me since 1986 when I was a sophomore at Poly High where we met.”
He added: “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” before declaring “all doggs go to heaven yo homie n baby brotha bigg snoopdogg!!”.
50 Cent added “RIP Nate Dogg” before tweeting, “I wrote the chorus to ’21 Questions’ I needed Nate to sing it for me. He had a way of making everything feel hard.”
Ludacris joined them, tweeting “There is a certain void in hip hop’s heart that can never be filled. Glad we got to make history together. RIP Nate Dogg.” Other musicians paying their respects included Skream, South Central and Daz Dillinger.
Nate Dogg – aka Nathaniel Dwayne Hale – was born August 19th 1969. In 1991 he formed a rap trio with Snoop Dogg and Warren G called 213. The group were heard by Dr Dre and Nate Dogg’s first major appearance was subsequently on Dre’s ‘The Chronic’. His biggest single was ‘Regulate’ with Warren G, but he appeared on numerous big tracks for artists including Tupac, Mos Def and Ludacris and released three studio albums. Here are some of his best moments.
Finally, despite being more into making jokes that getting the answers right, Nate Dogg still made it to the top three on a rappers special of ‘The Weakest Link’.
RIP Nate Dogg.