Tears are flowing through the 213 today, because Long Beach legend Nate Dogg is riding a hydraulics cloud up to heaven. Nate, a founding member of 213 with Snoop Dogg and Warren G, was only 41 years old.
Nate Dogg’s family told The Long Beach Press-Telegram that he passed away, but didn’t give any other details. Nate suffered two strokes in 2007 and 2008, and health problems have been fucking with him ever since.
Snoop Dogg has already poured one out for Nate Dogg on Twitter:
We lost a true legend n hip hop n rnb. One of my best friends n a brother to me since 1986 when I was a sophomore at poly high where we met
I love u buddy luv. U will always b wit me 4ever n a day u put the g n g funk u put the 1 n 213 n u put yo stamp on evrybdy u ever didit wit
I miss u cuzz I am so sad but so happy I got to grow up wit u and I will c u again n heaven cuz u know d slogan
all doggs go to heaven yo homie n baby brotha bigg snoopdogg!!
RIP NATE DOGG.
Rest in peace, Nate Dogg. Here’s hoping you’re tokin’ with the angels (that is really going to get me an abuelita chankla slap to the mouth).