G Funk Classics, Vol. 1 & 2 by Nate Dogg on Apple Music

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EDITORS’ NOTES

Nate Dogg is one of the greatest singers in hip-hop's history; his ultra-smooth, church-honed voice was the key ingredient in dozens of classic singles throughout the '90s and '00s. He apparently never got paid for many of his early Death Row hits, and he finally left the label to release this, his long-awaited debut solo album. Upon dropping independently in 1998, it never got much exposure. Yet years later, it still impresses with 31 tracks absolutely overflowing with Nate's inimitable vocals and top-notch G-funk production from the likes of Daz Dillinger, QD3, and Warren G, among others. The lyrics mostly concern ladies, homies, and the streets, with his uncanny ability to bounce between bravado and a sensitive lover-man style showcased throughout. Nate Dogg remains the soul of hip-hop, and his amazing music should live on forever. Highlights here include "Because I Got a Girl," "She's Strange," "Friends," "These Days," and "Nobody Does It Better."

EDITORS’ NOTES

Nate Dogg is one of the greatest singers in hip-hop's history; his ultra-smooth, church-honed voice was the key ingredient in dozens of classic singles throughout the '90s and '00s. He apparently never got paid for many of his early Death Row hits, and he finally left the label to release this, his long-awaited debut solo album. Upon dropping independently in 1998, it never got much exposure. Yet years later, it still impresses with 31 tracks absolutely overflowing with Nate's inimitable vocals and top-notch G-funk production from the likes of Daz Dillinger, QD3, and Warren G, among others. The lyrics mostly concern ladies, homies, and the streets, with his uncanny ability to bounce between bravado and a sensitive lover-man style showcased throughout. Nate Dogg remains the soul of hip-hop, and his amazing music should live on forever. Highlights here include "Because I Got a Girl," "She's Strange," "Friends," "These Days," and "Nobody Does It Better."

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About Nate Dogg

He was known as the soul man of G-funk, and before his first album had ever been released, Nate Dogg made appearances on several huge hits: "Regulate" with Warren G, 2Pac's All Eyez on Me, and the soundtrack to Murder Was the Case. The cousin of Snoop Dogg, Nate grew up in Long Beach, and began working with Warren early in the '90s. By 1994, the duo hit number two on the pop charts with "Regulate," from the soundtrack to Above the Rim. The two later severed their relationship, with Warren going on to multi-platinum success. Nate scored again in 1996 with "Never Leave Me Alone," featuring Snoop, and released his debut album, G-Funk Classics, Vols. 1 & 2, early the following year on Interscope. Nate subsequently garnered praise for his guest work on hits such as Ludacris’ "Area Codes" and Fabolous’ "I Can’t Deny It," and in 2001 he finally issued an album that many deemed worthy of his talent, Music & Me, released by Elektra. However, later in the new millennium Nate Dogg suffered from a pair of strokes -- one in December 2007 and another in September 2008 -- the first of which left him partially paralyzed. On March 15, 2011 he died of congestive heart failure in Long Beach; Nate Dogg was 41 years old. ~ John Bush

  • ORIGIN
    Clarksdale, MS
  • BORN
    Aug 19, 1969

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