As most fans of hip hop know, we lost the greatest hip hop crooner of all time this week to heart failure. Nate Dogg’s gangsta lean vocals defined the 90s, especially if you lived anywhere on the West Coast — a day did not go by from 1993 onward where at some point you didn’t hear Nathaniel Dwayne Hale’s vocals coming out of some bass heavy car speaker, wafting from an open window or blaring from one of 10 hit radio stations. Yes he debuted on Dre’s The Chronic, but it was really his stint singing the unforgettably hilarious “Ain’t No Fun (If the Homies Can’t Have None)” on Snoop’s Doggystyle that stamped Nate Dogg indelibly on the map, and since then it was nonstop: “Area Codes”, Mista Grimm’s “Indosmoke”, “Regulate”, “Never Leave Me Alone”, “21 Questions”, “Can’t Deny It”… really the list is too long. TweetMySong put together a retrospective mixtape to honor the lost talent, and we’re sharing it with you today. Mix yourself some gin & juice, roll up some chronic, and let Nate Dogg’s vocals take you away on his magic carpet ride… you’ll be missed Nate Dizzle!
You'll be missed Nathaniel Dwayne Hale