R.I.P: Nate Dogg Dies at 41

Long Beach singer Nate Dogg, whose real name is Nathaniel D. Hale, died Tuesday after years of health issues. He was 41.

Nate Dogg died of complications from multiple strokes that he suffered since 2008, attorney Mark Geragos told the Associated Press.

“We lost a true legend n hip hop n rnb. One of my best friends n a brother to me since 1986 when I was a sophomore at poly high where we met,” Snoop Dogg tweeted Tuesday night, adding, “I miss u cuzz I am so sad but so happy I got to grow up wit u and I will c u again n heaven cuz u know d slogan.”

His monotone-like voice has been featured on songs by Warren G, Tupac Shakur, Ludacris and Eminem. But the hip-hop crooner got his start with fellow Long Beach rapper Snoop Dogg when producer Dr. Dre signed him to the Death Row label. He made his debut in 1992 on Dr. Dre’s “The Chronic” album.

He comprised the “supergroup” named 213 with Snoop Dogg and Warren G, leaving his mark on the hip-hop genre.

“I wrote the chorus to 21 questions I needed nate to sing it for me. He had a way of making everything feel hard,” rapper 50 Cent tweeted about his 2003 hit song.

“There is a certain void in hip hop’s heart that can never be filled. Glad we got to make history together RT @SnoopDogg: RIP NATE DOGG,” Ludacris also wrote on Twitter.

Check Out A Few Nate Collabs Below….

Warren G – Regulate ft. Nate Dogg

Nate Dogg – I Got Love

50 Cent – 21 Questions ft. Nate Dogg

Ludacris ft Nate Dogg – Area Codes