Nate Dogg gave rise to the “male vocalist on a rap track” and paved the way for modern artists such as Akon and T-Pain. His influence on the West Coast rap sound came at the height of the gangster rap era. Nate Dogg’s soulful voice made every song better, and gave gangster rap a smooth edge, making songs like “Regulate” more palatable to mainstream audiences.
I may put together a tribute to play out in the next couple days, but I assure you, it will not hold a candle to the amount of time and energy Steve1der put into his Nate In ’08 Mix. Kudos to Steve.
Steve1der – Nate In ’08 Mix
R.I.P. Nate Dogg, 1969-2011