As you’ve probably heard by now, West Coast hip-hop crooner Nate Dogg died last night as a result of stroke complications. He had battled strokes often in recent years. At only 41, he was best known for his contributions to Warren G’s “Regulate,” Dr. Dre’s “The Next Episode,” and Snoop Dogg’s “Gz Up, Hoes Down.”
After the cut, I’ve included my favorite Nate Dogg track, one that I think too often goes overlooked. It’s his and Snoop’s sweet (read: NSFW) version of the holiday classic “Twas The Night Before Christmas.” Frankly, I think more Christmas tunes need to keep it as real as this one does. Hey Bing Crosby, most kids don’t give a sh*t anymore about a pair of hop-along boots and a pistol that shoots or dolls that will talk and then go for a walk! Get with it!