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Hip Hop News: 7 Things You May Not Have Known About Nate Dogg

Nate Dogg

Hip-Hop star and rapper Nate Dogg left this earth far too soon. Nate Dogg died at the age of just 41.  Nate Dogg was known for his collaborations with Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Warren G and 50 Cent. He also had too solo albums : “G-Funk Classics Vol. 1 & 2″ and “Music & Me.”

Here are seven things you may not have known about the fallen hip hop icon.

He was born Nathaniel Dwayne Hale in Long Beach, California.

He got his singing start by performing as a child in the New Hope Baptist Church in Long Beach and he also sang at the Life Line Baptist Church in Mississippi where his dad was a pastor.

Nate left high school at the age 16 and enlisted in Marines where he served three years.

Nate Dogg made an appearance on the Weakest Link for their celebrity week. But he lost to Xzibit and Young MC.

Back in 2002, Nate had a run in with the police when he was arrested for firearms and drug offenses. He plead guilty and was given probation, community service and had to go to drug counseling sessions.

Nate Dogg had suffered from two strokes in recent years, the second one was “deeper and more severe” and left him in a “challenging physical state,” and had kept him partially paralyzed and spent most of his time being bedridden.

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