Crooked I Talks About Losing Nate Dogg

Crooked I Talks About Losing Nate Dogg

Fellow West Coast rapper remembers the hip hop legend.

(Photo: Interscope Records)

The hip hop community is still mourning the loss of a legend. For fellow West Coast rapper Crooked I, Nate Dogg was more than just a singer. He was an artist who fathered a sound that became a staple in hip hop.

“We always knew that the hook was very important, but I think he just showed us how important it was," Crooked I tells Back in 2008, Crooked I collaborated with Nate Dogg on the Battlecat-produced "Crook in Me."

The Compton, California, native, who recently dropped his Million Dollar Story EP, remembers what it was like to hear a Nate Dogg hook. Says Crook, "I party everywhere. If I’m in New York and a Nate Dogg song comes on, I guarantee you the crowd will be singing along with that hook. I think he was the greatest at that.”

Nate Dogg was laid to rest this past weekend in his hometown of Long Beach, California, at a memorial service that was attended by his rap brethren (Snoop Dogg, Warren G, Daz Dillinger) and hundreds of his fans.


Written by Kim Osorio, with additional reporting by Jose Torres


Latest in news

BMJ Finale

Tue April 23 8/7c

Followed By The Premiere Of Games People Play