Nathaniel Dwayne Hale has sadly passed away on March 15th, 2011 after suffering from several severe strokes, which he was striving to overcome & which we hoped he would recover from.
Although his health finally failed him, his heart was too huge not to touch everyone of us who have heard his music, seen him live, or had the honour & privilege to actually know him- whether his fans, his friends & obviously, his family.
I picture Nate at "that better place", with "Marvin Gaye & Billie Holiday", with Tookie, Pac & Eazy, & our Dearly Departed... jamming & smiling... in Thugz Mansion.
NATE DOGG (August 19th, 1969 - March 15th, 2011)
This show was held in tribute to Nate Dogg at the 2nd annual "Respect the West" Showcase, presented by Vibe Magazine, Stampede Management & Cashmere Agency, at SXSW, in Austin, Texas, on March 19th, 2011.
Further information @ http://www.vibe.com/sxsw/
Donate to the NATE DOGG MEMORIAL TRUST @ http://snoopdogg.com/natedoggtrust/