They grew up together, entered the industry together, regulated the game together and won over the fans’ heart together. Warren G and the late Nate Dogg were a combination that was one of a kind, that will never be duplicated, and as they said it on one of their most memorable hits: "Nobody does it better" – and nobody ever will.
Since the tragic passing of Nathanial "Nate Dogg" Hale in March, the music world is heartbroken, knowing that the void created by the loss of one of Hip-Hop’s most soulful voices will never be filled again. Warren G, while mourning the death of his close friend, took it to the studio and let the pen capture some of the emotions he was and still is feeling every day.
On "This Is Dedicated To You", which will be dropping very soon, Warren, with the help of the incredible LaToya Williams, shares his love for Nate Dogg with his fans. He takes us on a ride, from the good times making music together, to the difficult times after Nate’s strokes, all the way to losing him and singers imitating his style.
Warren’s frustration and desperation becomes clear with lines such: „Regulatin’ the era, standing side by side and we down for whatever / that’s the days of the past now I’m looking at the future like f-ck, I don’t even wanna do music!“
He also opens up on the hard times, seeing his brother in rehab: „Life is such a trip, I know the world is full of madness / Relearning how to walk and talk again, I can’t imagine.“
Lastly, Warren takes a shot at artists trying to come out sounding like or imitating Nate’s style: „What the hell is going on? N-ggas been biting songs, hell nah that ain’t Nate Dogg!“
„This Is Dedicated To You“ will be released digitally very soon. We would like to urge everybody not to bootleg the song and to support Warren G and the late, great Nate Dogg.