Thursday, March 17, 2011

Hip Hop Is Left Mourning As Another Legend Dies

On March 15th, 2011, Nate Dogg, G-Funk Pioneer, died in Long Beach, California from complications related to his previous heart strokes which occurred on December 19, 2007 and September 2008. 

Erica Beckwith told MTV News that Nate Dogg had been released on December 26 after being treated for a stroke and had been admitted to a medical-rehab facility to assist him in his recovery. In January 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. In September 2008, Nate suffered his second stroke. Warren G later confirmed that since the second stroke, Nate was undergoing physical therapy in an attempt to return to some normality, but it was unclear whether Nate would be able to resume his singing career.

Tributes poured in from collaborators and friends such as LudacrisThe Game50 CentSnoop DoggDazXzibitErykah BaduMursBig PoohBig SkyeFabolous, SheistKnoc-Turn'alIce-TWarren G and Eminem.

Known for his mellow and unique choruses during Death Row Records golden days, Nate Dogg exploded onto the music scene as Warren G's partner-in-crime on their hit single "Regulate." His unique voice and musical ability will never be duplicated. Hip Hop is left mourning as another great passes away.

From Toronto, With a lot of Love R.I.P Nate Dogg.

Nate Dogg & Snoop Dogg - Never Leave Me Alone
Warren G & Nate Dogg - Regulate

Mos Def, Nate Dogg & Pharaohe Monch - Oh No
Ghostface Killah, Nate Dogg & Mark Ronson - Ooh Wee

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okatea. said...

Great post!

Florind Metalla said...

Glad you like it. We lost another great one!

Anonymous said...

Sucks when you find someone good only after their death, because of their death.

Florind Metalla said...

Although you may be right to some extent. I can tell you that the majority of the people I associate myself with can sing Nate Dogg to you at any given moment, of any given day.

We're talking about an artist who reigned supreme for a long period of time in the hip hop world. You can make the argument that a lot of teens won't know about Nate Dogg and what he's done but that doesn't take anything away from his legacy. Whether you discover great music after or before the death of the artist it really takes nothing away from their legacy and their art.

An artist could ask for nothing more than the people to enjoy their art.

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