Nate Dogg could croon about weed, hos and other g-thangs, and make it as
smooth as a Motown love song. His silky bass could coax the panties off a mannequin. He made white kids roll through the 'burbs in Dad's car with the volume up and the seats reclined. And he was the magic ingredient that took many a West Coast gangsta rap album platinum -- except, unfortunately, his own.
Nathaniel D. Hale was 41 when he died yesterday of a stroke in Long Beach, California.
The classics will live on, though. Which one is your favorite? Which one(s) did we forget?
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P.S. Jabulani Leffall's Central Standard show on KCUR 89.3 is dedicating an hour to Nate Dogg on Monday, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., and eulogistic call-ins are encouraged.
P.P.S. Smoke weed every day.