Nate Dogg-Classic or dud?

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Don't get me wrong, I love Regulate, Area Codes, Oh No, etc. but isn't Nate Dogg just used to sing a thug chorus that might otherwise just be shouted Onyx-style by the homies? More a symbol than an actual talent. It's not like he's got a great voice or anything.

Discuss, my good friends.

Nordicskillz (Nordicskillz), Thursday, 29 May 2003 21:23 (nineteen years ago) link

It's not like he's got a great voice or anything.

does so.

Fritz Wollner (Fritz), Thursday, 29 May 2003 21:40 (nineteen years ago) link

You think? I find it so-so. I guess it's a nice change to find an R&B singer who doesn't feel the need to demonstrate his range, if he has one.

Nordicskillz (Nordicskillz), Thursday, 29 May 2003 21:50 (nineteen years ago) link

Who says he's an R&B singer?

oops (Oops), Thursday, 29 May 2003 22:00 (nineteen years ago) link

yeah, i think he's pretty much great all the time.

Fritz Wollner (Fritz), Thursday, 29 May 2003 22:09 (nineteen years ago) link


Who says he's an R&B singer?

Uhh, me I guess, oops. He's at least a distant cousin.

Nordicskillz (Nordicskillz), Thursday, 29 May 2003 22:24 (nineteen years ago) link

Don't get me wrong. I like Nate Dogg. I'm just not sure why.

Nordicskillz (Nordicskillz), Thursday, 29 May 2003 22:24 (nineteen years ago) link

I have said "don't get me wrong" twice already on this thread. Why am I so cautious and defensive? I need some sleep...

Nordicskillz (Nordicskillz), Thursday, 29 May 2003 22:28 (nineteen years ago) link

Nate Dogg = always the bridesmaid

stevem (blueski), Thursday, 29 May 2003 22:32 (nineteen years ago) link

I don't know why the word Thug cracks me up so much, but it does. Maybe because it rhymes with bug, hug and rug.

They should have Nate Dogg night on American Idol 3 where the contestants all have to take a crack at one of his choruses.

Anthony Miccio (Anthony Miccio), Thursday, 29 May 2003 22:33 (nineteen years ago) link

Classic

Colin Beckett (Colin Beckett), Thursday, 29 May 2003 22:59 (nineteen years ago) link

He steals "The Next Episode"

Colin Beckett (Colin Beckett), Thursday, 29 May 2003 22:59 (nineteen years ago) link

Why oh why do ILM Nate Dogg threads never mention "Oh No"?

Dom Passantino (Dom Passantino), Thursday, 29 May 2003 23:14 (nineteen years ago) link

'Cause the taint of Mos Def makes us shy away--though I secretly like 5 or 10 of his songs.

adam (adam), Thursday, 29 May 2003 23:25 (nineteen years ago) link

Nate Dogg is the musical multiplier.

jonas lefrel (jonas lefrel), Friday, 30 May 2003 02:39 (nineteen years ago) link

...isn't Nate Dogg just used to sing a thug chorus that might otherwise just be shouted Onyx-style by the homies?

See, but that's a very important job & his contributions are often the best thing about a track.

Mark (MarkR), Friday, 30 May 2003 03:38 (nineteen years ago) link

"....smoke weed every day."

OCP (OCP), Friday, 30 May 2003 05:03 (nineteen years ago) link

Why oh why do ILM Nate Dogg threads never mention "Oh No"?

uhhh, Dom, I'm your biggest fan, but buddy...Check my first post.

Nordicskillz (Nordicskillz), Friday, 30 May 2003 07:43 (nineteen years ago) link

Right. I'll be off then.

Dom Passantino (Dom Passantino), Friday, 30 May 2003 08:33 (nineteen years ago) link

I like Nate Dogg, I think his contributions are always great. 'oh no' is a great track.

Pinkpanther (Pinkpanther), Friday, 30 May 2003 12:00 (nineteen years ago) link

Having Nate Dogg on your track seems to add some sense of instant gangsta credibility. Something about his authoritative, effortless flow makes you think "just listen to this guy, the song has to be good.."

Bobby D Gray (bedhead), Friday, 30 May 2003 14:14 (nineteen years ago) link

He's not an R&B singer, he's a ghetto poet! Anyways, I think he adds a lot to the tracks he's on. Makes them seem a lot thicker, more fluid, and I guess 'epic' to misuse the word.

King Kobra (King Kobra), Friday, 30 May 2003 14:46 (nineteen years ago) link

there is no one else in music like Nate Dogg. No one else has ever been used like Nate Dogg and no one has been nearly as consistently good as Nate Dogg. everything's been cool, but the more recent shit like "Get Down" (the one with Eve) and WC's "The Streets" ---he's actually moving forward and finding new sounds and styles.

Johnny Badlees (crispssssss), Saturday, 31 May 2003 23:45 (nineteen years ago) link

five months pass...
you guys crazy? Nate Dogg IS THE KING OF G-FUNK. Without him, music would be nothing. His contributed to all kinds of genres. rap, rnb, slow jams, old skool... his done everything. And up the top, you say that he doesnt have a great voice? Why dont get some of the songs off G-Funk Classics Vol. 1&2 and see them. Or any song of his! Listen to his slow jamz.... this guy is a king. without him, music wouldnt be the same..

DjDolla, Monday, 24 November 2003 15:39 (eighteen years ago) link

"Ain't No Fun" case-closed Classic.

Spencer Chow (spencermfi), Monday, 24 November 2003 18:43 (eighteen years ago) link

"Aint No Fun" is incredible. Until Kurupt comes in.

"Ooh Wee" with GFK is a great song.

ddrake, Monday, 24 November 2003 18:45 (eighteen years ago) link

eh yo nate i will giev u all my pussy and ill even lick ur balls u r such a inpitration 2 my life ill even do warren g holla at ur boy i mean girl

toni brackston, Monday, 24 November 2003 19:14 (eighteen years ago) link

The Kurupt rap on "Ain't No Fun" is great!

Spencer Chow (spencermfi), Monday, 24 November 2003 19:16 (eighteen years ago) link

i hate Nate Dogg.

JaXoN (JasonD), Monday, 24 November 2003 20:26 (eighteen years ago) link

Word. He even makes Westside Connection sound good again.

Johnny Badlees (crispssssss), Monday, 24 November 2003 22:29 (eighteen years ago) link

yeah, and he has a great chorus on 'ooh wee'.

but don't try listening to his solo album...you'll get sick of his smooth barotoney thuggery really quick.

paulhw (paulhw), Monday, 24 November 2003 22:37 (eighteen years ago) link

three weeks pass...
On this day of regret, I also take back pretty much everything I said on this thread. I was a fool.

@d@ml (nordicskilla), Tuesday, 16 December 2003 16:52 (eighteen years ago) link

two months pass...
unimpeachable. the way he rolls in, delivers his part with this incredible authority, straight back out the door.

is he the cali ole gunnar solksjaer?

gareth (gareth), Sunday, 7 March 2004 12:03 (eighteen years ago) link

k-town just released a "very best of" which is floating around

01 Nobody Does it Better
02 Hardest Man in Town
03 G-Funk
04 First We Pray Feat. Kurupt
05 My World
06 These Days Feat. Daz Dillinger
07 Me and My Homies Feat. Tupac Shakur
08 Never Leave Me Alone Feat. Snoop Dogg
09 Just Another Day
10 Almost in Love
11 Friends Feat. Warren G & Snoop Dogg
12 Puppy Love Feat. Snoop Dogg, Kurupt & Daz Dillinger
13 Dogg Pound Gangstaville Feat. Snoop Dogg And Kurupt
14 Never Too Late

i guess no tracks where he its "featuring nate dogg" which defeats the point sorta. no regulate = not really the very best of is it

scissors (Honda), Sunday, 7 March 2004 14:51 (eighteen years ago) link

is he the cali ole gunnar solksjaer?

Brilliant!

I still regret all of the initial sentiments I expressed on this thread. the man is a giant.

@d@ml (nordicskilla), Sunday, 7 March 2004 17:04 (eighteen years ago) link

He also steals Head of State

Colin Beckett (Colin Beckett), Sunday, 7 March 2004 18:56 (eighteen years ago) link

you guys crazy? Nate Dogg IS THE KING OF G-FUNK. Without him, music would be nothing.

bullllshiiiitttttt.

p.s. how fucking good is he on Obie Trice's "The Set Up"??

OCP (OCP), Tuesday, 9 March 2004 00:30 (eighteen years ago) link

That's a pretty weak compilation. No Area Codes?

Sym (shmuel), Tuesday, 9 March 2004 00:33 (eighteen years ago) link

Is another Dogg necessary? I mean, is Snoop Doggy Dogg neglecting his Dogg Dutties?

Sasha (sgh), Tuesday, 9 March 2004 05:13 (eighteen years ago) link

Straight Classic. If I had to choose one role model in life it would be Nate Dogg.

Dan I. (Dan I.), Tuesday, 9 March 2004 06:46 (eighteen years ago) link

Is another Dogg necessary? I mean, is Snoop Doggy Dogg neglecting his Dogg Dutties?

That woulda been funny in what, 1993?

djdee2005, Tuesday, 9 March 2004 08:06 (eighteen years ago) link

even nate dogg couldn't save that shade sheist album, though not for lack of trying.

rgeary (rgeary), Tuesday, 9 March 2004 09:14 (eighteen years ago) link

otherwise classic all the way.

rgeary (rgeary), Tuesday, 9 March 2004 09:14 (eighteen years ago) link

three years pass...

heavy:

Rapper Dogg paralyzed by stroke

Monday, January 21 2008, 12:39 GMT
By Alex Fletcher, Entertainment Reporter

Rapper Nate Dogg has been left paralyzed following a stroke over Christmas.

The 39-year-old hip-hop star, who is the cousin of Snoop Dogg, is unable to move his left side because of the illness.

Dogg, real name Nathaniel Dawayne Hale, was taken to Pomono Valley Hospital on December 20 after suffering the stroke, and is currently residing in an occupational rehab facility.

A representative of the singer told MTV: "Time will tell everything, obviously. The doctor can only guess what the outcome will be.

"But based on situations with similar people his age, and based on his health, the prognosis is good right now."

Dogg first appeared on Dr Dre's seminal hip-hop LP The Chronic in 1992, and has received four Grammy nominations.

blueski, Monday, 21 January 2008 16:56 (fourteen years ago) link

woulda bet top dollar this was a bo jackson revive

J0rdan S., Monday, 21 January 2008 17:19 (fourteen years ago) link

Yeah, we talked about this on another thread. I can only hope he recovers.

The Reverend, Monday, 21 January 2008 17:22 (fourteen years ago) link

man that's sad....jeez...i love nate dogg

M@tt He1ges0n, Monday, 21 January 2008 17:24 (fourteen years ago) link

oh snap!

Display Name, Monday, 21 January 2008 18:18 (fourteen years ago) link

fall on the floor finna have a stroke t-h-c aint no joke
-spice 1

and what, Monday, 21 January 2008 18:29 (fourteen years ago) link

If you stroke like I stroke, then you paralyzed like every day.

No, but seriously sad news :(

jim, Monday, 21 January 2008 19:00 (fourteen years ago) link

"Aint No Fun" is incredible. Until Kurupt comes in

?!

"do we look like BBD, you hoochie groupie?" - classick

good luck, Nate.

will, Monday, 21 January 2008 19:01 (fourteen years ago) link

if you smoke like i smoke
then youre high like every day

-- max, Sunday, December 16, 2007 9:48 AM (1 month ago) Bookmark Link

thats the extent of my similarity to nate dogg

-- max, Sunday, December 16, 2007 9:49 AM (1 month ago) Bookmark Link

The Reverend, Monday, 21 January 2008 19:31 (fourteen years ago) link

"do we look like BBD, you hoochie groupie?" - classick

good luck, Nate.

-- will, Monday, January 21, 2008 1:01 PM (38 minutes ago) Bookmark Link

ha yeah deej offtm but i think to be fair at the time i had just listened to 'kurupts greatest hits' which has some of the most women-hating shit ever recorded. Love kurupt as a rapper but dude has mommy issues

deej, Monday, 21 January 2008 19:41 (fourteen years ago) link

eight months pass...

DJ Steve 1der - Nate in '08 greatest hits mixtape

boystown confidential (sic), Sunday, 19 October 2008 06:50 (thirteen years ago) link

one year passes...

Will Nate Dogg, the owner of perhaps the treacliest, most sonorous, and arguably most soulful voice, of any living vocalist, ever record again?

I for one think his stroke/ convalescence has been one of the greatest losses music has suffered in the last couple of years.

And it's such a shame that now they're all being forced to use his poor relation (literally Butch Cassidy) who even when he's good- such as on 'More Malice's 'So Gangsta, comes nowhere near Nate.

Tell me I aint alone.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C0KRzMrggLU

bigjoemuzz, Friday, 28 May 2010 14:20 (twelve years ago) link

twelve years pass...

still my fav of his

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IRwTb2kXkYU

I REMEMBER
I WAS JUST 8
WHEN I CAUGHT MY FIRST CASE

MY MOTHER
SHE TURNED HER BACK
AND HELD HER HEAD IN DISGRACE

Slowzy LOLtidore (Neanderthal), Tuesday, 21 June 2022 21:04 (one week ago) link


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