All The Reasons Why Nate Dogg Was The Realest OG

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It’s been 5 years since the tragic passing of Nate Dogg, who lost his life in 2011 after suffering multiple strokes, but his legacy lives on. The King of hip hop hooks touched so many amazing tracks and artists throughout the years, and we miss his prominent vocals every day. While we loved his music, there was still something about his swagger and vibe that everyone knew was special, making him one of the realest OG in the game. Let’s take a look back at why that is.

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Check out why Nate Dogg is the real OGĀ on the following pages.

He had some of the best hip hop hooks ever

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No one can ever deny how he made songs into hits, such as “21 Questions,” “The Setup,” “Lay Low,” and many more.

He always paid homage and showed love

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Nate Dogg always shared his love for his former friend, Tupac, and made sure to honor him any chance he could by harnessing his style at events.