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RIP Nate Dogg

RIP to one of the true G-Funk stalwarts, Nate Dogg. Dude's health was bad over the last couple years, suffering two strokes about 3-4 years ago. Not sure what the final cause of death is, but this is a blow to those of us who grew up on the early Death Row classics. Started out as the sangin'-ass member of 213 with Warren G and Snoop, it's his memorable turns on tracks like "Regulate", "The Next Episode", "Can't Deny It", "21 Questions", "Area Codes" and others that we all will remember... dude had a way of flippin' and bouncin' his voice, sangin' but keeping it so gangsta. I hate when an R&B singer tries to sound adult by cursing - Nate sounding like a G who just happened to harmonize.

Is there still time to trade Akon to get Nate Dogg back?less than a minute ago via web

We wish, young Ivan. We wish. Rest in power, Nate.

EDIT I contributed to "The 10 Most Memorable Nate Dogg Hooks" post over on TRU (big up Rizoh & Jaap); there's also a dope mix that dropped months back that's been doing my head in all day...

Nate In '08 (mixed by DJ Steve1der)

And finally, here are a few refixes that got posted today:

Eminem & Nate Dogg - Warrior Part 2 (Santi Junior Thugstep Refix) (Nate Dogg Tribute) by Santi Junior

Warren G - Regulate ft. Nate Dogg (Disc Jockey Nappy vs. Die vs. Clipz R.I.P. D&B mix) by djnappy

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