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Nate Dogg

Nathaniel Dwayne Hale (August 19, 1969 – March 15, 2011), better known by his stage name Nate Dogg, was an American musician. He is noted for his membership of rap trio 213 and his solo career in which he collaborated with Dr. Dre, Eminem, Warren G, Tupac Shakur and Snoop Dogg on many hit releases. Nate Dogg released three solo albums, G-Funk Classics, Vol. 1 & 2 in 1998, Music and Me in 2001 and Nate Dogg in 2003. Nate Dogg died in 2011 in Long Beach, California of complications from multiple strokes. Nate Dogg was born in Clarksdale, Mississippi. He moved to Long Beach, California when he was 14 following his parents' divorce. He was the friend and partner in the rap game with rapper, Warren G, RBX, Daz Dillinger and was the cousin of Butch Cassidy,Snoop Dogg 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 and left home to join the United States Marine Corps, serving for three years. In 1990, Nate Dogg and Snoop Dogg, and their friend Warren G, formed a rap trio called 213. 213

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Nate Dogg's Rapper 'Friends' Abandoned Him ... Ex-Associate Claims

Nate Dogg
Rapper 'Friends' Abandoned Him ... Ex-Associate Claims

Nate Dogg's world-famous rap friends turned their backs on the singer when he needed them most ... refusing to pitch in one cent towards his medical costs ... this according Nate's former… READ MORE >

Nate Dogg's Caretakers Sue -- He Never Paid Us Before He Died

Nate Dogg's Caretakers Sue
He Never Paid Us Before He Died

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 >

- 949 days ago
Michael Vick -- Pumps Up Nate Dogg's Son

Michael Vick
Pumps Up Nate Dogg's Son

Michael Vick just made another deposit in the karma bank ... 'cause dude inspired a young dogg -- Nate Dogg's son -- by reaching out to talk football and family this week.Here's how Vick connected… READ MORE >

- 1019 days ago
Nate Dogg's Baby Mama -- Fluff, Fold, Call 911!

Nate Dogg's Baby Mama -- Fluff, Fold, Call 911!

It was just another day at the laundromat for Nate Dogg's baby mama Rhoda -- until an out of control car SLAMMED into the front of the L.A. area shop -- and almost took her out!Rhoda tells us --… READ MORE >

- 1183 days ago
Warren G Pours One Out for Nate Dogg

Warren G Pours One Out for Nate Dogg

Warren G got back in the studio to lay down a tribute to Nate Dogg ... and TMZ scored a snippet of the track called, "This Is Dedicated to You." Warren G tells us he actually recorded the track a… READ MORE >

- 1245 days ago
Nate Dogg -- Foreclosed On After Death

Nate Dogg -- Foreclosed On After Death

In a heartbreaking turn of events, TMZ has learned a home belonging to rapper Nate Dogg was foreclosed on last month ... just two days after he passed away.According to papers filed on March 17,… READ MORE >

- 1253 days ago
Nate Dogg's Kids -- We Wanna Be Like Our Dad

Nate Dogg's Kids
We Wanna Be Like Our Dad

Nate Dogg's teenage sons are following in their father's footsteps -- telling TMZ, they're currently in the process of launching their own music careers ... in fact, they even plan to work with… READ MORE >

- 1260 days ago
Rap Stars Turn Out for Nate Dogg's Funeral

Rap Stars
Turn Out for Nate Dogg's Funeral

Snoop Dogg, The Game and Warren G all showed up today for the funeral of Nate Dogg, held at the Queen Mary Dome in Long Beach, CA.Nate Dogg, real name Nathaniel Hale, passed away on March 15. He… READ MORE >

- 1269 days ago
'Idol' Contestant -- The Nate Dogg Connection

'Idol' Contestant -- The Nate Dogg Connection

Years before Jacob Lusk became a finalist on "American Idol" ... he formed a very special relationship with the one and only Nate Dogg -- a bond, TMZ has learned, that formed in an L.A. gospel… READ MORE >

- 1279 days ago
Nate Dogg -- Family Suspects Cause of Death

Nate Dogg -- Family Suspects Cause of Death

Nate Dogg's family believes the singer's death was caused by complications stemming from the two strokes he suffered over the past couple of years ... this according to the singer's close friend… READ MORE >

- 1279 days ago

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