I GOT HO’S IN A NEW AREA CODEPosted: March 16, 2011
“LOS ANGELES – Singer Nate Dogg has died at age 41. His near monotone crooning anchored some of rap’s most seminal songs and helped define the sound of West coast hip-hop. Attorney Mark Geragos says the artist died Tuesday of complications from multiple strokes. Nate Dogg’s real name was Nathaniel D. Hale. He wasn’t a rapper, but he was an integral figure in the genre. His voice was featured on hits including Warren G’s “Regulate,” 50 Cent’s “21 Questions,” Dr. Dre’s “The Next Episode” and countless others.”
Nate Dogg was pivotal in developing the West Coast Rap style. His hooks were so good he only produced 3 albums of his own and rather devoted time to songs by others. His hook and chorus’ sold the songs like a vendor in a Mexican marketplace (come come my friend my friend – check it out). His hooks on “Shake that”, “Area Codes”, “The Next Episode”, and “Regulate” earned him 4 Grammy nominations, but no trophy.
May Nate D-O-Double G rest in peace in a new area code.