Happy Birthday Nate Dogg! Here Are 25 Of The Late Great’s Best Features

Cali's collaboration king left some lasting guest spots.

Warren G featuring Nate Dogg, "Regulate" - Nate Dogg rode shotgun with Warren G on the 1994 single "Regulate." The perfect musical marriage found the two trading storytelling stanzas.(Photo: Interscope)

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Warren G featuring Nate Dogg, "Regulate" - Nate Dogg rode shotgun with Warren G on the 1994 single "Regulate." The perfect musical marriage found the two trading storytelling stanzas.(Photo: Interscope)

Dr. Dre featuring Snoop Dogg, Kurupt and Nate Dogg, "The Next Episode" - The third single from The Chronic 2001, Nate doesn't appear until the last half-minute of the song but has arguably the most memorable part when he croons: "Hope you're ready for the next episode, heyyyy...Smoke weed everyday."(Photo: Aftermath, Interscope)

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Dr. Dre featuring Snoop Dogg, Kurupt and Nate Dogg, "The Next Episode" - The third single from The Chronic 2001, Nate doesn't appear until the last half-minute of the song but has arguably the most memorable part when he croons: "Hope you're ready for the next episode, heyyyy...Smoke weed everyday."(Photo: Aftermath, Interscope)

Mos Def featuring Pharoahe Monch and Nate Dogg, "Oh No" - Nate got his East Coast underground on with this 2000 single, where he teamed up with Mos Def and Pharoahe Monch for a joint that would hit No. 1 on the Billboard Rap chart.(Photo: Rawkus Records)

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Mos Def featuring Pharoahe Monch and Nate Dogg, "Oh No" - Nate got his East Coast underground on with this 2000 single, where he teamed up with Mos Def and Pharoahe Monch for a joint that would hit No. 1 on the Billboard Rap chart.(Photo: Rawkus Records)

Shade Sheist featuring Nate Dogg, "Where I Wanna Be" - Nate gave an assist to a fellow West Coaster when he sang the hook on this 2000 single from Shade Sheist. It turned out to be the up and comer's breakout and biggest hit.(Photo:Sire Records, London Records)

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Shade Sheist featuring Nate Dogg, "Where I Wanna Be" - Nate gave an assist to a fellow West Coaster when he sang the hook on this 2000 single from Shade Sheist. It turned out to be the up and comer's breakout and biggest hit.(Photo:Sire Records, London Records)

Snoop Dogg featuring Master P, Nate Dogg, Butch Cassidy and Tha Eastsidaz, "Lay Low" - In yet another tone-setting appearance, Nate gets gangsta again on this Snoop and Master P collaboration, where he warned, "I hope he don't be thinkin' I'm just talkin' and I won't do a thing/Really hope so..."(Photo: No Limit Records)

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Snoop Dogg featuring Master P, Nate Dogg, Butch Cassidy and Tha Eastsidaz, "Lay Low" - In yet another tone-setting appearance, Nate gets gangsta again on this Snoop and Master P collaboration, where he warned, "I hope he don't be thinkin' I'm just talkin' and I won't do a thing/Really hope so..."(Photo: No Limit Records)

Fabolous featuring Nate Dogg, "Can't Deny It" - For his part on Fabolous's debut single, Nate Dogg reimagined a line from past collaborator Tupac to help craft the first of Fab's many hits. (Photo: Elektra)

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Fabolous featuring Nate Dogg, "Can't Deny It" - For his part on Fabolous's debut single, Nate Dogg reimagined a line from past collaborator Tupac to help craft the first of Fab's many hits. (Photo: Elektra)

Ludacris featuring Nate Dogg, "Area Codes" - Nate Dogg joined Ludacris on this Grammy-nominated ode to traveling from Luda's 2001 album Word of Mouf.(Photo: Disturbing Tha Peace, Def Jam)

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Ludacris featuring Nate Dogg, "Area Codes" - Nate Dogg joined Ludacris on this Grammy-nominated ode to traveling from Luda's 2001 album Word of Mouf.(Photo: Disturbing Tha Peace, Def Jam)

50 Cent featuring Nate Dogg, "21 Questions" - A 50 Cent and Nate Dogg collaboration had the potential to be full of boasts and threats. Instead, on this 2003 single which would hit No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, the two opened up their hearts and wondered if their ladies would ride with them no matter what. (Photo: Shady/Aftermath/Interscope)

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50 Cent featuring Nate Dogg, "21 Questions" - A 50 Cent and Nate Dogg collaboration had the potential to be full of boasts and threats. Instead, on this 2003 single which would hit No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, the two opened up their hearts and wondered if their ladies would ride with them no matter what. (Photo: Shady/Aftermath/Interscope)

Xzibit featuring Nate Dogg, "Multiply" - X to the Z and Nate joined forces once again on this 2002 single from Man vs. Machine, which was later remixed to include Busta Rhymes. (Photo: Loud)

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Xzibit featuring Nate Dogg, "Multiply" - X to the Z and Nate joined forces once again on this 2002 single from Man vs. Machine, which was later remixed to include Busta Rhymes. (Photo: Loud)

Obie Trice featuring Nate Dogg, "The Set Up" - The third single from Obie Trice's debut album, this cut brought Nate from the West to the D over a Dr. Dre beat. (Photo: Johnny Nunez/WireImage)

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Obie Trice featuring Nate Dogg, "The Set Up" - The third single from Obie Trice's debut album, this cut brought Nate from the West to the D over a Dr. Dre beat. (Photo: Johnny Nunez/WireImage)

Houston featuring Nate Dogg, Chingy and I-20, "I Like That" - For a rare collaboration with another R&B singer, Nate Dogg handled the hook duties for Houston's debut single, which also featured Chingy and I-20. (Photo: Capitol)

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Houston featuring Nate Dogg, Chingy and I-20, "I Like That" - For a rare collaboration with another R&B singer, Nate Dogg handled the hook duties for Houston's debut single, which also featured Chingy and I-20. (Photo: Capitol)

Eminem featuring Nate Dogg, "Shake That" - One of the few new songs included on Eminem's 2005 release, Curtain Call: The Hits, this Nate-assisted single is one of Em's most clear attempts at chasing a club hit — and it worked.(Photo: Shady/Aftermath/Interscope) 

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Eminem featuring Nate Dogg, "Shake That" - One of the few new songs included on Eminem's 2005 release, Curtain Call: The Hits, this Nate-assisted single is one of Em's most clear attempts at chasing a club hit — and it worked.(Photo: Shady/Aftermath/Interscope) 

Tupac featuring Thug Life and Nate Dogg, "How Long Will They Mourn Me?" - More somber than many of his other features, this collaboration between Nate and Tupac was both lasting and ominous. (Photo: Out Da Gutta Records, Interscope)

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Tupac featuring Thug Life and Nate Dogg, "How Long Will They Mourn Me?" - More somber than many of his other features, this collaboration between Nate and Tupac was both lasting and ominous. (Photo: Out Da Gutta Records, Interscope)

Dr. Dre featuring Kurupt, Hitman, Six-Two and Nate Dogg, "Xxplosive" - Yet another appearance on Dr. Dre's 2001, this Nate Dogg hook brought out the best in one of the hottest beats on the album. (Photo: Al Pereira/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images) 

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Dr. Dre featuring Kurupt, Hitman, Six-Two and Nate Dogg, "Xxplosive" - Yet another appearance on Dr. Dre's 2001, this Nate Dogg hook brought out the best in one of the hottest beats on the album. (Photo: Al Pereira/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images) 

E-40 featuring Nate Dogg, "Nah, Nah..." - Two West Coast OGs joined forces on this 2000 single from E-40's album Loyalty and Betrayal. (Photo: Jive/Sick Wid It)

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E-40 featuring Nate Dogg, "Nah, Nah..." - Two West Coast OGs joined forces on this 2000 single from E-40's album Loyalty and Betrayal. (Photo: Jive/Sick Wid It)

Eminem featuring Nate Dogg, "Till I Collapse" - An amped up anthem from The Eminem Show, Em professes his undying passion and plans to never let up as Nate serves up a catchy hook. (Photo: Shady/Aftermath)

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Eminem featuring Nate Dogg, "Till I Collapse" - An amped up anthem from The Eminem Show, Em professes his undying passion and plans to never let up as Nate serves up a catchy hook. (Photo: Shady/Aftermath)

Jadakiss featuring Nate Dogg, "Time's Up!" - The lead single from Kiss of Death, Kiss and Nate linked up for a catchy street anthem produced by Scott Storch.(Photo: Johnny Nunez/WireImage)

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Jadakiss featuring Nate Dogg, "Time's Up!" - The lead single from Kiss of Death, Kiss and Nate linked up for a catchy street anthem produced by Scott Storch.(Photo: Johnny Nunez/WireImage)

Snoop Dogg featuring Nate Dogg, Kurupt and Warren G, "Ain't No Fun (If The Homies Can't Have None)" - A raunchy posse cut about all your boys gettin' it on with your girl, this Dr. Dre-produced song was included on Snoop's debut and featured both a verse and hook from Nate. (Photo: Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)

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Snoop Dogg featuring Nate Dogg, Kurupt and Warren G, "Ain't No Fun (If The Homies Can't Have None)" - A raunchy posse cut about all your boys gettin' it on with your girl, this Dr. Dre-produced song was included on Snoop's debut and featured both a verse and hook from Nate. (Photo: Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)

Lloyd Banks featuring Eminem, 50 Cent and Nate Dogg, "Warrior Pt. 2" - This follow up to Banks' single brought a little more grit than the original, as well as memorable appearances from Nate, Em and 50. (Photo:  Steve Grayson/WireImage for BET Entertainment)

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Lloyd Banks featuring Eminem, 50 Cent and Nate Dogg, "Warrior Pt. 2" - This follow up to Banks' single brought a little more grit than the original, as well as memorable appearances from Nate, Em and 50. (Photo:  Steve Grayson/WireImage for BET Entertainment)

Game featuring Nate Dogg, "Where I'm From" - Game put on for his native Los Angeles on this song from his debut album, The Documentary, for which Nate Dogg supplied the hook.(Photo: Jerod Harris/Getty Images)

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Game featuring Nate Dogg, "Where I'm From" - Game put on for his native Los Angeles on this song from his debut album, The Documentary, for which Nate Dogg supplied the hook.(Photo: Jerod Harris/Getty Images)

Mobb Deep featuring 50 Cent and Nate Dogg, "Have a Party" - The debut single from Mobb Deep after they affiliated with 50 Cent would be one of their biggest hits on the label.(Photo: Johnny Nunez/WireImage)

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Mobb Deep featuring 50 Cent and Nate Dogg, "Have a Party" - The debut single from Mobb Deep after they affiliated with 50 Cent would be one of their biggest hits on the label.(Photo: Johnny Nunez/WireImage)

Westside Connection featuring Nate Dogg, "Gangsta Nation" - Nate helped Westside Connection put on for the entire "Gangsta Nation" with this 2003 single. (Photo: Hoo Bangin/Capitol/EMI Records)

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Westside Connection featuring Nate Dogg, "Gangsta Nation" - Nate helped Westside Connection put on for the entire "Gangsta Nation" with this 2003 single. (Photo: Hoo Bangin/Capitol/EMI Records)

Jermaine Dupri featuring Nate Dogg, "Ballin' Out of Control" - With the help of Nate Dogg, Jermaine Durpi lived the lavish life on this cut from his 2001 album Instructions. (Photo: So So Def/Columbia Records)

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Jermaine Dupri featuring Nate Dogg, "Ballin' Out of Control" - With the help of Nate Dogg, Jermaine Durpi lived the lavish life on this cut from his 2001 album Instructions. (Photo: So So Def/Columbia Records)