Today would have been the 43rd birthday to R&B crooner Nate Dogg. Nate, who's government name was Nathaniel Dwayne Hale, was born August 19th, 1969 in Clarksdale, Mississippi. He founded the group "213" along with his close friends, Warren G and Snoop Lion (formerly Snoop Dogg).

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He passed away March 15th, 2011 after suffering complications from seizures in Long Beach, California. With a plethora of hit songs, awards and guest appearances, Nate Dogg's music and legacy will live on for eternity. R.I.P. to one of the West Coast's pioneers.

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