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Crowds expected at memorial for rapper Nate Dogg


Organizers are expecting large crowds at the memorial for rapper Nate Dogg, who died earlier this month.

Nate Dogg, who grew up in Long Beach and was a well-known figure there, will be memorialized at a funeral and life celebration at the Queen Mary Dome on Saturday beginning at 10 a.m.

Nate Dogg, who was born Nathaniel D. Hale, died March 16 at a Laguna Niguel care facility of complications from multiple strokes.

He first gained attention for two tracks on Dr. Dre's 1992 multi-platinum debut, "The Chronic," and quickly became the go-to crooner for hooks on rap albums by 50 Cent, Eminem, Ludacris and Fabolous. He also frequently collaborated with Tupac, as well as Snoop Dogg and Warren G.

Warren G and Nate Dogg earned a Grammy nomination for the 1995 gangsta-rap track "Regulate," one of three nominations he eventually received.

The Long Beach Press-Telegram reported Nate Dogg's family was trying to restrict access to the memorial out of concerns that huge crowds would attend.

-- Shelby Grad

Photo: Nate Dogg. Credit: Zap 2 It

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You will be greatly missed R.I.P. NATE DOGG

I'm crashing the funeral today. You'all down with me?

who cares? all rappers are punks of violence, decadence and stupid looks with the tas, the stupid distorted hand signs that look like MS victims. If these punks provided some social value maybe they would not be so disdained by so many.. good ridence:)

R.i.p. Nate dogg u will truly be miss lots of love u will always be in our hearts and mind ur legacy will live on forever

oh,and zapperz,no one likes a troll, or a hater. Please show a little respect for the deceased. Thank you.

@Zapperz didn't your mama teach you not to speak ill of the dead.

we will miss u big. dog!!!!!!!!!

I agree wuth zappers...zero value from those guys.


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