10 Essential Nate Dogg Tracks: #RIPNateDogg
March is always one of the most saturated month in Hip-Hop. From the major label push to cement a successful summer, to the powerful days that surround Biggie’s anniversary, and the hectic hype that embodies SXSW, the industry and fans alike are up to their heads in content, as we near the summer which only seems a blink of an eye away. Much like the music that he tirelessly created, the tragic day of March 15th, 2011 death is vastly forgotten, overlooked, or simply shrugged off by far too many influencers in today’s rap climate.
The sonically pleasing, ultra-original, lyrics scribed across countless era’s, and sub-genres in Hip-Hop over his 15+ year career, Nate’s legacy is honestly unprecedented in today’s industry. Everyone can rattle off Nate’s contributions to others tracks, single-handedly creating hits, undoubtably one of (if not) the best to ever lace a hook. In honor of Nate, I wanted to simply feature 10 Essential Nate Dogg songs. The tracks are all Nate Dogg’s solo records, as an entirely different post is needed to honor his guest appearances.