Nathaniel Dwayne Hale (19 August 1969 - 15 March 2011), better known by his stage name Nate Dogg, was an American rapper, singer and actor. He was known for his membership in Long Beach hip hop trio 213, and for his solo career in which he collaborated with Dr. Dre, Eminem, Warren G, Tupac Shakur, Westside Connection and Snoop Dogg on many hit songs. Nate Dogg released three solo albums, G-Funk Classics, Vol. 1 & 2 in 1998, Music and Me in 2001 and Nate Dogg in 2003.
Nate Dogg died in 2011 in Long Beach, California of complications from multiple strokes.