R.I.P. Nate Dogg: Rapper And Singer Dies At Forty-One


    Multiple sources are reporting that rapper and singer Nate Dogg has died at 41. The Long Beach Press-Telegram first reported the news yesterday, and the story has since been confirmed by TMZ and Billboard Magazine. Nathaniel Dwayne Hale was born in Long Beach, California on August 19, 1969. He served three years with the U.S. Marines and then returned to California, where he came to the attention of Dr. Dre, who immediately took him under his wing. Nate Dogg made his debut on Dre’s The Chronic and in 1994 recorded his signature song, “Regulate,” with the rapper’s cousin Warren G. Nate Dogg went to be featured on many other albums, including Tupac Shakur’s Thug Life: Volume One. He had been in declining health in recent years, suffering two strokes, but no cause of death has yet been released. [Billboard]