Happy Birthday Nate Dogg!: Five of His Most Underrated Songs
It's been six years since hip-hop lost Nate Dogg. After suffering strokes in 2007 and 2008, he was reportedly living in a nursing home when he died on March 15, 2011 at the age of 41.
While it's easy to peg the somber-faced crooner as just a hook-man, the style Nate Dogg brought to his guest appearances suggested a musicality that surpassed that simple label. His voice was distinctive -- melodic and street but gospel-tinged, giving him a uniqueness that still felt familiar.
Today (Aug. 19), would have been Nate Dogg's 48th birthday if he was alive today. In honor of the late hook king, here are five of his most underrated songs.
Rest in harmony, Nate Dogg.