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Background information
Birth nameNathaniel Dwayne Hale
Born(1969-08-19)August 19, 1969
Clarksdale, Mississippi, U.S.
Origin Long Beach, California, U.S.
DiedMarch 15, 2011(2011-03-15) (aged 41)
Long Beach, California, U.S.
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Singer
  • songwriter
  • rapper
  • actor
Years active1990–2011
Labels
Associated acts
Military career
AllegianceFlag of the United States (1912-1959).svg United States of America
Service/branchFlag of the United States Marine Corps.svg  USMC
Years of service1986–1989

Nathaniel Dwayne Hale (August 19, 1969 – March 15, 2011), known professionally as Nate Dogg, was an American singer, rapper, songwriter, and actor. Hale began his career as a member of the California rap trio 213, alongside his longtime friend Warren G and cousin Snoop Dogg. He eventually pursued a solo career, and released three solo albums, G-Funk Classics, Vol. 1 & 2 in 1998, Music & Me in 2001, and Nate Dogg as a bootlegged album in 2003 and on CD in 2014.

California U.S. state in the United States

California is a state in the Pacific Region of the United States. With 39.6 million residents across a total area of about 163,696 square miles (423,970 km2), California is the most populous U.S. state and the third-largest by area. The state capital is Sacramento. The Greater Los Angeles Area and the San Francisco Bay Area are the nation's second- and fifth-most populous urban regions, with 18.7 million and 9.7 million residents respectively. Los Angeles is California's most populous city, and the country's second-most populous, after New York City. California also has the nation's most populous county, Los Angeles County, and its largest county by area, San Bernardino County. The City and County of San Francisco is both the country's second-most densely populated major city after New York City and the fifth-most densely populated county, behind only four of the five New York City boroughs.

213 was an American hip hop trio supergroup from Long Beach, California composed of Snoop Dogg, Warren G and Nate Dogg. The name derives from Los Angeles' original telephone area code 213, which served the city of Long Beach at the time of the band's formation.

Warren G American rapper

Warren Griffin III, known by his stage name Warren G, is an American rapper, songwriter, record producer and DJ, known as one of the pioneers of West Coast hip hop. Griffin's career began in the early 1990s as part of the California hip-hop trio 213 alongside Nate Dogg and Snoop Dogg, but he is best known for his work as a solo artist, most notably for his hit single "Regulate" featuring Nate Dogg, as well as his first two studio albums, Take a Look Over Your Shoulder and Regulate...G Funk Era, which are certified gold and triple platinum respectively by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).

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He was known for his deep, low-pitched singing voice, and for performing hooks, frequently collaborating with other artists such as Dr. Dre, Eminem, Warren G, Tupac Shakur, Westside Connection, Snoop Dogg, 50 Cent, Ludacris, Xzibit, and Shade Sheist on many hit releases. [1] Nate Dogg is regarded as one of the pioneers of G-funk and West Coast hip hop.

A hook is a musical idea, often a short riff, passage, or phrase, that is used in popular music to make a song appealing and to "catch the ear of the listener". The term generally applies to popular music, especially rock, R&B, hip hop, dance, and pop. In these genres, the hook is often found in, or consists of, the chorus. A hook can be either melodic or rhythmic, and often incorporates the main motif for a piece of music.

Dr. Dre American rapper, record producer, entrepreneur and actor from California

Andre Romelle Young, known professionally as Dr. Dre, is an American rapper, record producer and entrepreneur. He is the founder and CEO of Aftermath Entertainment and Beats Electronics, and was previously co-owner of Death Row Records. Dr. Dre began his career as a member of the World Class Wreckin' Cru and found fame with the influential gangsta rap group N.W.A, which popularized explicit lyrics in rap to detail the violence of street life. He is credited as a key figure in the crafting and popularization of West Coast G-funk, a hip hop subgenre characterized as synthesizer-based with slow, heavy beats. As of 2018, he is the third richest figure in hip hop, with a net worth of US$770 million.

Eminem American rapper and actor

Marshall Bruce Mathers III, known professionally as Eminem, is an American rapper, songwriter, record producer, record executive, film producer, and actor. He is consistently cited as one of the greatest and most influential rappers of all time and was labeled the "King of Hip Hop" by Rolling Stone magazine. In addition to his solo career, Eminem was a member of the hip hop group D12. He is also known for his collaborations with fellow Detroit-based rapper Royce da 5'9"; the two are collectively known as Bad Meets Evil.

Hale died in 2011 due to complications from multiple strokes. [2]

Early life

Nathaniel Dwayne Hale was born in Clarksdale, Mississippi on August 19, 1969. [3] He moved to Long Beach, California when he was 14 following his parents' divorce. He was friends with rappers Warren G, RBX, and Daz Dillinger and 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 pastored and his mother Ruth Holmes was leading the choir.

Clarksdale, Mississippi City in Mississippi, United States


Clarksdale is a city in Coahoma County, Mississippi, United States, and seat of the county.

Long Beach, California City in California, United States

Long Beach is a city on the Pacific Coast of the United States, within the Los Angeles metropolitan area of Southern California. It is the 39th most populous city in the United States and the 7th most populous in California, with a population of 462,257 in 2010. A charter city, it is the second largest city in the Los Angeles metropolitan area, and the third in Southern California behind Los Angeles and San Diego.

Eric Dwayne Collins better known by his stage name RBX, is an American rapper from Long Beach, California.

Military career

At the age of 17, Hale dropped out of high school, left home, and 30 days later enlisted in the Marines. [4] Hale was stationed in Okinawa, Japan at Camp Schwab as part of the Material Readiness Battalion of the 3rd Force Service Support Group, which served as the supplier of ammunition to the majority of the Pacific. He served three years as an ammunition specialist, and was discharged in 1989. Hale said he joined the military because he "wanted to see if he was a man". [5]

United States Marine Corps Amphibious warfare branch of the United States Armed Forces

The United States Marine Corps (USMC), also referred to as the United States Marines, is a branch of the United States Armed Forces responsible for conducting expeditionary and amphibious operations with the United States Navy as well as the Army and Air Force. The U.S. Marine Corps is one of the four armed service branches in the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) and one of the seven uniformed services of the United States.

Military discharge release from military service

A military discharge is given when a member of the armed forces is released from his or her obligation to serve. Each country's military has different types of discharge. They are generally based on whether the person completed their training and then fully and satisfactorily completed their term of service. Other types of discharge are based on factors such as the quality of the person's service, whether their service had to be ended prematurely due to humanitarian or medical reasons, whether the person had been found to have drug or alcohol dependency issues and whether they were complying with treatment and counseling, or whether the person had demerits or punishments for infractions or were convicted of any crimes. These factors affect whether they will be asked or allowed to re-enlist and whether they qualify for benefits after their discharge.

Career

Early career with 213

In 1991, Nate Dogg, Snoop Dogg, [6] and Warren G, formed a rap trio called 213. They recorded their first demo in the back of the famed V.I.P. record store in Long Beach. The demo was later heard by Dr. Dre at a bachelor party. [7]

Snoop Dogg American rapper

Calvin Cordozar Broadus Jr., known professionally as Snoop Dogg, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, producer, media personality, entrepreneur, and actor. His music career began in 1992 when he was discovered by Dr. Dre and featured on Dre's solo debut, "Deep Cover", and then on Dre's solo debut album, The Chronic. He has since sold over 23 million albums in the United States and 35 million albums worldwide.

Solo career

Nate Dogg made his debut on The Chronic . Singing in what later became his trademark style, he was well received by fans and critics alike, and would go on to sign with Death Row Records in 1993. Nate Dogg was additionally featured on Snoop Dogg's 1993 album Doggystyle such as the track "Ain't No Fun (If the Homies Can't Have None)". Nate Dogg was also featured on Mista Grimm's "Indosmoke" with Warren G. Then in 1994 he produced his first hit single "Regulate" with Warren G. Nate Dogg was also featured in many 2Pac releases, including his collaboration record Thug Life: Volume 1 . Then in 1998 after a tumultuous time at Death Row Records he released another album. The double album was titled G-Funk Classics Vol. 1 & 2 and was followed up in late 2001 with Music & Me on Elektra Records. Music & Me peaked at number three on the Billboard hip-hop charts in 2001. [8] After a number of delays and an original release date of April 2004, his self-titled album was released under the Affiliated Entertainment Group on June 3, 2008.[ citation needed ]

Television appearances

In 2002, Nate Dogg appeared on a celebrity episode of the Weakest Link , making it to the last three players before being eliminated by Xzibit and Young MC. [9]

Collaborations with other artists

Nate Dogg was well known for his collaborations with other artists, where he would usually perform the hook. As a featured artist, Nate Dogg charted on the Billboard Hot 100 sixteen times, and reached number one on the chart in 2003, when he was featured on 50 Cent's "21 Questions". According to Rolling Stone , along with 21 Questions, Nate Dogg's most successful collaborations include 2Pac's "All About U", Dr. Dre's "The Next Episode", Westside Connection's "Gangsta Nation", Mos Def's "Oh No", Fabolous' "Can't Deny It", Ludacris' "Area Codes", Kurupt's "Behind The Walls", Mark Ronson's "Ooh Wee", Houston's "I Like That", Eminem's "'Till I Collapse", "Never Enough", and "Shake That", and Mobb Deep's "Have a Party". [10]

In the early 1990s, Nate Dogg was arrested and charged with two separate robberies: the Check Changers robbery in 1991 and the robbery of a San Pedro Taco Bell in 1994. [11] [12] He faced a maximum of nearly eleven years in prison, [13] but was subsequently acquitted of both charges. [12] [13]

In 1996, Nate Dogg was convicted of a drug-related offense in Los Angeles County. [14]

On June 17, 2000, Nate Dogg was arrested for allegedly kidnapping and assaulting his former girlfriend and setting fire to her mother's car in Lakewood. He was then arrested by a SWAT team at his home in Pomona. He was accused of kidnapping, domestic violence, making terrorist threats and arson. [15] He spent a night in the Twin Towers Correctional Facility in Los Angeles before he was released on a $1 million bail posted by Dr. Dre. [16] These charges were later dismissed, but he faced jail time for a new charge, illegal possession of a firearm by a felon. An unmarked firearm was found in his home during the June 17 arrest. [14] He pleaded no contest to the misdemeanor charge, and was sentenced to three years of probation and ordered to pay a $1,000 fine. [17]

On April 12, 2002, Nate Dogg was arrested when he was stopped by Arizona Department of Public Safety officers outside of Kingman, Arizona, while traveling on a tour bus. He was charged with firearms-related and drug-related offenses after two pistols and four ounces of cannabis were found. Nate Dogg was booked into Mohave County Jail and subsequently released on a $3,500 bond. [18] Weapon charges against him were dropped as an exchange for a plea of guilty on a drug possession charge. Nate Dogg was subsequently sentenced to probation and community service. He was also ordered to attend drug counseling sessions in May 2002. [19]

In 2006, Nate Dogg was arrested and charged with misdemeanor aggravated trespassing, telephone harassment, battery assault, dissuading a witness from reporting a crime and violation of a restraining order. In March 2008, Nate Dogg pleaded guilty to trespassing and battery and was ordered to complete a domestic violence treatment program, three years of probation, and was stripped of gun ownership rights for the next ten years. [20]

On June 23, 2008, Nate Dogg was arrested and charged with two felony counts of making criminal threats after allegedly sending threatening emails to his estranged wife, [21] and one count of stalking after allegedly chasing her by car on Interstate 405 in the previous month. [22] He initially pleaded not guilty to these charges, [22] which were eventually dropped in April 2009, because the alleged victim did not contact prosecutors in the case. [21]

Additionally, Nate Dogg had a conviction of driving under the influence of drugs. [22]

Health problems and death

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Graffiti devoted to Nate Dogg on Solidarności Avenue in Warsaw (April 2012)

On December 19, 2007, Nate Dogg suffered a stroke, according to a coordinator from his recently formed gospel choir, Innate Praise. [23] He was released from the hospital on December 26 and was admitted to a medical rehabilitation facility to assist him in his recovery. On January 18, 2008, it was officially reported that the stroke had rendered the left side of his body paralyzed. Doctors believed there would be a full recovery, and his voice was not affected. On September 12, 2008, he suffered a second stroke. [24] Nate Dogg died on March 15, 2011, in Long Beach, California, at the age of 41. [2] On March 17, his attorney Mark Geragos confirmed that the cause of the death was from complications of multiple strokes. [2] He was buried at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Long Beach. [25]

In 2015, Nate Dogg's son Nathaniel Dwayne Hale Jr. released his own album Son of a G under the name Lil Nate Dogg. [26] His other son, Naijiel Hale, attended the University of Arizona to play football. [27]

Discography

Solo albums

Collaboration albums

Filmography

Awards and nominations

During his career, Nate Dogg was nominated for four Grammy Awards.

CategoryGenreSongYearResult
Best Rap/Sung Collaboration
(with Eminem)
Rap"Shake That"2007Nominated
Best Rap/Sung Collaboration
(with Ludacris)
Rap"Area Codes"2002Nominated
Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group
(uncredited with Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg)
Rap"The Next Episode"2001Nominated
Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group
(with Warren G)
Rap"Regulate"1995Nominated

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