Tributes for Nate Dogg are pouring including a track recorded by The Game, titled All Doggs Go To Heaven (R.I.P. Nate Dogg).
Nate Dogg died on Tuesday (March 15) from complications caused by multiple strokes.
The Game hit the studio soon after Nate’s death to record the track, All Doggs Go To Heaven (R.I.P. Nate Dogg), which includes a sample of Dogg’s catch phrase “Hold up!” from Dr. Dre’s The Next Episode.
The song talks about The Game’s friendship with Nate Dogg.
DJ Skee debuted the song on March 17, writing on his official site:
“Game put together a tribute to Nate last night (produced by Don Cannon) that we are sharing with the world now. R.I.P. to the founder of G-Funk, the king of Hooks, and one of the most influential and overlooked artists of our generation, Nate Dogg. We all you homie…”
Yesterday, The Game tweeted: “I’m still thinkin bout Nate. aint stuntin no damn leprechauns right now.”
On hearing of his friend, Nate Dogg’s death two days earlier, The Game tweeted: “I lost a friend. Been here before. Tears. Memories. One day someone will lose ‘US’ as well. LIVING until that day comes is our only option.”
Eminem, who recorded two tracks with Nate – Till I Collapse in 2002 and Shake That in 2005 – has also paid tribute, saying: “Nate’s voice in music will never be replaced.”
“He helped create the blueprint for West Coast hip-hop, and I was one of the lucky people who had the privilege to work with him and the honour to have him as a friend.
“Nate will be sorely missed. My condolences and prayers go out to his family and loved ones.”
Listen to The Game’s All Doggs Go To Heaven (R.I.P. Nate Dogg)