The people who treated Nate Dogg in the final years of his life claim they were never paid for hundreds of thousands of dollars in medical care ... and now a judge is finally forcing Nate's estate… READ MORE >
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.