Remembering the Life of Nate Dogg 1969-2011

One of the originators of the G-Funk sound that came out of the West Coast, Nate Dogg is still considered to this day as one of the best hook writers in history. From the 213 collective with Warren G and Snoop Dogg to later signing with Death Row Records, Nate Dogg was an instrumental figure in the lives of some of the most famous emcees to ever live.

Making his commercial debut on Dr. Dre’s “The Chronic,” Nate Dogg continued to assist on huge hits throughout his storied career going on to be nominated for two Best Rap/Sung Collaboration awards and two Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group at the Grammy’s. From”Regulate” with Warren G to the infamous “smoke weed every day” outro line on “The Next Episode,” Warren G’s smooth crooning voice will continue to be heard for many years to come.

Taken from us at the age of 41 on this date in 2011 from complications with strokes, you can hear never before heard stories about Nate Dogg from Warren G’s interview with Sway from this past summer.


Icon of hip-hop culture and a pivotal part of the MTV News team, Sway has been a staple of the music-news arena for more than a decade. From giving Eminem, Notorious B.I.G. and Tupac their very first radio airplay on his local show in the mid-’90s to providing television viewers with their first good look at some of today’s hottest celebrities in music, film, fashion and sports. Sway has been there for some of music and the world’s biggest moments.

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