Throwback: Nate Dogg-One More Day

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Unsung: Nate Dogg

[iframe id=””] Nate Dogg is the subject of the latest episode of Unsung and it is an overview of his days as the pioneering vocalist of G-Funk R&B. Unsung follows Nate Dogg from his beginnings as a child in Mississippi singing with his family in church,  to his California relocation and  his fated meeting with Snoop Dogg. They met in high school and it was the start of their lifetime friendship and professional relationship.  His passing in 2011 makes the Unsung episode even more important because he was never truly recognized for his contributions to the West Coast and his powerful hooks that added another dimension of soul to any song he sang. An artist like The Weeknd owes much to Nate Dogg for using the sensuousness and smoothness of R&B to make rugged pimp lyrics palatable.  Watch the whole episode above.

Media Questions Of The Week

1. Will Nate Dogg's estate be compensated when they have his image perform as a hologram this weekend at Coachella?

2. What's going on with Mobb Deep and the fake break-up they had on Twitter?

3. Do Guru fans really want to see Solar on tour with a new Jazzmatazz band?

4. What is this world coming to when Prince decides to wear his hair natural again?

Throwback: Mista Grimm-Indo Smoke


Mista Grimm is a California rapper who had a deal on the Epic Records subsidiary 550. “Indo Smoke” is from the 1993 “Poetic Justice” soundtrack and it was Grimm’s first release. Nate Dogg and Warren G had guest appearances on the track that described the glories of green smoke. The rapper made a contribution to the “Higher Learning” soundtrack in ’94 with the song “Situation: Grimm.” Grimm’s debut album, Things Are Looking Grimm got shelved after an aborted ’95 release date. He last appeared on DJ Pooh’s ’97 album Bad Newz Travels Fast and Warren G’s The Return Of The Regulator in 2001.