The news is disheartnening. I’m really upset about Nathaniel Hale. I have always called him “The Hookmaster”, his voice on any chorus improves that song and it’s street cred (at least) 10 fold. That’s the beauty of Nate Dogg– the ability to sing the raunchiest sh*t without
a. You realizing it
b. You even caring
c. You, as tone deaf as you most likely are, not “singing” along
Without further ado, allow me to present The Hookmaster’s Top 5.
5. Snoop Dogg Feat. Nate Dogg & Dr. Dre- Lay Low (NSFW)
“The Back-yawrd is whurr we get are scrwrap awn”
4. Dr. Dre Feat. Snoop Dogg, Kurupt & Nate Dogg- Next Episode
Holdup–WAAAAIIIIIT was belted out just when you thought the song was done. A hell of an adlib if there ever was one. Definitely contends Jim Jones’ “Ballllinnnnnn!”.
3. Nate Dogg- I Got Love
Zuit Suit? Check.
Bright pink feather to insert in hat? Check.
Cane not actually used to prop you up with gold tip? Check.
Gold teeth to match? Check.
Old English? Check.
Old Spice? Check.
This, my friends, is the soundtrack to a night on the town. Or at the Players Ball.
2. Tupac Feat. Nate Dogg, Top Dogg & The Outlawz- All About U
How could you not want to be a groupie with a voice like that?
1. Warren G Feat. Nate Dogg- Regulate
As far as many are concerned, this is the only song G ever had. No one really realizes what this entire track is about– they’re too busy caught up on the hook. And who can blame ’em?
Ludacris Feat. Nate Dogg- Area Codes
Never has the word “Hoes” sounded so sweet. Sang it so much, I started to believe I had numerous hoes in different area codes who liked my handsome face.
I was 718.
Snoop Dogg Feat. Nate Dogg, Kurupt, & Warren G- Ain’t No Fun (Definitely NSFW)
Not even going to try & explain my way out of this one. I know (and recite) every single word in this song. In my defense, Nate is the lead off, and it’s hard to turn it off after that. I recognize it is a rap classic, and that is all you need to know.
Amazing talent. Hip Hop Legend. He will truly be missed.