Snoop Dogg, Warren G, and many more remember late friend Nate Dogg at California funeral


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Late hip-hop crooner Nate Dogg was laid to rest Saturday in his Long Beach, California hometown. MTV reports that thousands of fans and family members attended the funeral service at Long Beach Cruise Terminal. Among them were music peers Dr. Dre, Game, DJ Quik, Mack-10, WC, DJ Pooh, and fellow 213 group members Snoop Dogg and Warren G.

Snoop recalled how their friendship began 25 years ago. “1986, Poly High School, that’s where we connected for the first time,” Snoop said. “We didn’t know each other, but the music connected us. We built a brotherhood.”

“It hurts me so much to see this,” Warren G said during the service. “We been through a whole lot and that was my dog. He stayed down with me from the bottom to the top. I didn’t ever think I would have to sit at a funeral for one of my dogs. All I can say is that was my friend, me him and Snoop was 213 from the balls to the walls. The music industry lost an incredible artist.”

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  • stacey fuller

    I have enjoyed the music of nate dogg i was a great fan and i think snopp dog was a great person who didnt forget his homies much love and much respect for you all of the Nate Dog family your thug brother Stacey from Georgia

  • PN

    I commend them for remembering the late Nate Dogg at his funeral. And that Snoop Dogg, Warren G, Dr. Dre and other fellow music friends took the time to remember him. He was a great singer that collaborated well with countless rap and R&B artists in his career. His solo album was that good and he should have sold more of it. Nate was a true brother to Snoop as well as a longtime friend and a fellow music singer featured on his albums.

    • tracey

      i was proud to get to know nate dogg on a personal level ,,,, he was the ” life of the party” that always put his family and friends 1st,,,, dre ,,, snoop,,, warren ,,, and wron G will be lost with out him the ” dogg pound will never be the same” ….. love yea my freind will miss you !!!!! god just recived his 1st member to teach him some hip hop!!!!

  • WhiskeyD

    Yo like to say that Nate dogg was one of the realist rappers we have so far nd rest n peace Nate dogg roof roof bark bark snoop dogg do ur thing na mean keep going on ur music career I’m trying to get there too whiskey d y’all one love

  • Kadeem

    I’m so glad that some of the West Coast rappers paying tribute to the late Nate Dogg and he will be missed.

  • Charles

    I never heard of this guy before. Is it because I am 50 or is it because I don’t listen to ghetto music?

    • Hmm…

      It’s because you’re a jackass….. Who comments on an article about someone they’ve never heard of??

  • brittany

    i wud love to see it

  • Edward

    I heard “Regulate” on the radio yesterday–hadn’t heard it in a while. Nate really had some smooth vocals on that song. I wasn’t too familiar with his other material, but I’m sure it was good too.

  • Black Ass Mike

    The first time I ever heard Nate Dogg that blew my mind cause he was rappen and singing at the same time Nate Dogg changed the game he’s a big lost to Hip Hop but most of all he’s a big lost to his family and friends in the words of the G.O.A.T Tupac Shakur “Pour outta lil liquor” for the big homie Nate Dogg

  • rudedogg

    it is sad day and it is sad that the only way to reunite them all like back in the days was threw a friends death maybe nate wanted the originals in detox and not the garbage rappers that dre is going to put on there rip nate

  • Lawal zee

    i’m shocked to the bone to see u gone-Nate Dogg…ur voice n the way u spit those virgin lyrics…whatever u say is always new to the ears…R.I.P…i love u…God will even be proud of u…

  • James Mwangoka

    Am James from Tanzania East Africa i say All Doggs go to heaven,Rest in Peace ma dogg,Pamoja milele tutakukumbuka

  • quiana reese

    nate dogg was a wonderful artist my heart goes out to his mother first,his family, and to snoop dogg and warren g because 213 was more than a group of friends who made good music they were brothers/family and snoop&warren g lost a family member and a frien,may continue to be a shield of protection over his family,friends,and fans.god bless R.I.P NATEDOGG

  • vic nice

    I met nate dogg in Memphis TN with nate’s alledged cus Joe goldenlll and I remember feeling the moment with dude showing love by blazing the truth speaking truth living riptopdogg! InIconz

  • Kaljugi

    Justin, you are an aiazmng performer and an even more aiazmng godson. You have more talent in your ten fingers and have crammed more adventure into in your short 20+ years on this earth than anyone I know. After you become a world famous entertainer I plan to take some credit for your success, since I was the one who first carried you up to center stage and presented you to an audience of your faithful fans. You slept through your baptism — one of those rare times when you missed out on all the action.Please consider a trip to our neck of the woods. We were serious when we said we would send you plane tickets. Rooster T Feathers might just be the place to introduce your super talent to the Bay area.Love, Aunt Judy

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