“The Next Episode”, Nate Dogg dead at 41


From my teen years through my 20’s Nate Dogg was supplying hooks for the biggest hip-hop hits and underground anthems. “The Next Episode” by Dr. Dre ft. Snoop Dogg, Kurupt, Nate Dogg, was a song that especially framed some great memories in my life including social times during my last year of university (1999-2000) and some great years after graduation. It also touched off the best most fun, perfect, ridiculous club nights I could have ever and did ever have almost a decade after it’s original release in 2000.

Hopefully if I’m ever old, and still have family and friends that’ll have me at a BBQ, and it’s spring or summer Holiday I plan to be a foolish old dude, turning up some G-Funk track with Nate Dogg and telling some young person who doesn’t care that they just can’t understand it like I do. Hope I’m wrong.

Nathaniel “Nate Dogg” Hale died of complications from two strokes and is survived by his children.