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Nate Dogg

Nathaniel Dwayne Hale (August 19, 1969 - march 15, 2011 ), better known by his stage name Nate Dogg, is an American musician. Nate Dogg was born in Long Beach, California. He is the friend and partner in the rap game with rappers Snoop Dogg, Warren G, RBX, Daz Dillinger and is the cousin of Butch Cassidy and Lil' ½ Dead. He began singing as a child in the New Hope Baptist Church in Long Beach and Life Line Baptist Church in Clarksdale, Mississippi where his father (Daniel Lee Hale) was pastor. At the age of 16 he dropped out of high school in Long Beach, California and left home to join the United States Marine Corps, serving for three years. In 1991 Nate Dogg and Snoop Dogg, and their friend Warren G, formed a rap trio called 213. 213 recorded their first demo in the back of the famed V.I.P record store in Long Beach, the demo was later heard by Dr. Dre at a house party and he was instantly hooked on the soulful voice of Nate. Nate Dogg made his debut on The Chronic.  Nate Dogg died March 15, 2011.

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Nate Dogg -- Family Fight RAGES Over Rapper's Home

Nate Dogg
Family Fight Rages Over Rapper's Home

3 Years after Nate Dogg's death, his family is waging war over the sale of the late rapper's Pomona home.According to court docs -- obtained by TMZ -- the estate administrator agreed to sell the… READ MORE >

Snoop's FB Star Son -- Nate Dogg's Son Is a BALLER ... There's a Chance We Could Play Together

Snoop's FB Star Son
Nate Dogg's Son Is a BALLER There's a Chance We Could Play Together

D.P.G. ... the sequel??? It's possible ... so says Snoop Dogg's football star son who tells TMZ Sports he's open to the idea of taking a football scholarship to the same school as Nate Dogg's kid.… READ MORE >

- 64 days ago
Nate Dogg's Football Star Son -- HOLD UP ... I Committed to Washington

Nate Dogg's Football Star Son
HOLD UP ... I Committed to Washington

Nate Dogg's high school football star son Naijiel Hale is gonna be a Husky ... 'cause he officially accepted a full-scholarship to the University of Washington, TMZ Sports has learned. Naijiel --… READ MORE >

- 72 days ago
Nate Dogg -- Baby Mamas Battle Over Child Support Payments

Nate Dogg
Baby Mamas Battle Over Child Support Payments

Two of Nate Dogg's baby mamas are trading legal blows over child support payments ... with one trying to block the other's attempt to get more money from his estate ... TMZ has… READ MORE >

- 314 days ago
Nate Dogg -- Baby Mama Wants Money From Beyond The Grave

Nate Dogg
Baby Mama Wants Money from Beyond Grave

Bad time to ask Nate Dogg for child support ... he's dead.A woman named Shereda Williams -- one of Nate's multiple baby mamas -- just filed a creditor's claim against Nate's estate, claiming it… READ MORE >

- 363 days ago
Nate Dogg's Wife Throws In the Towel on Nasty Estate Battle

Nate Dogg's Wife
Throws In the Towel on Nasty Estate Battle

Nate Dogg's kids are jumping for joy -- all because their stepmom and grandmother called it quits on their highly contested battle to control the late rapper's estate ... TMZ has learned. We broke… READ MORE >

- 508 days ago
Nate Dogg -- Family Battles Over Dead Rapper's Estate

Nate Dogg
Family Battles Over Dead Rapper's Estate

Nate Dogg's kids are 100% against having their grandmother or their stepmother in charge of their late father's estate ... so says Dogg's daughter. As TMZ first reported, when the rapper died in… READ MORE >

- 592 days ago
Nate Dogg -- $200k in Real Estate Left for SIX Kids

Nate Dogg
$200k in Real Estate Left for SIX Kids

Rapper Nate Dogg had 6 kids, no will, and $200,000 in real estate to his name when he died last year ... and now a lawyer's been named to divvy up his assets.In probate documents filed yesterday… READ MORE >

- 633 days ago
Nate Dogg -- Performing at Coachella ... From Beyond the Grave

Nate Dogg
Performing at Coachella ... From Beyond the Grave

Nate Dogg isn't letting a little thing like death keep him away from Coachella this weekend -- sources tell TMZ, the rapper will be making a very special guest appearance on stage ... in the form… READ MORE >

- 736 days ago
Nate Dogg -- Sex Tape Being Shopped

Nate Dogg
Sex Tape Being Shopped

A 5-minute sex tape featuring the late Nate Dogg and an unidentified female lover has surfaced ... and it's being shopped to various media outlets ... TMZ has learned. We've seen the tape -- shot… READ MORE >

- 788 days ago

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