Los Angeles, CA – Nate Dogg is being remembered by some of his friends and collaborators on the fifth anniversary of his death.

“Miss my Dogg,” fellow 213 member Snoop Dogg writes in the first of a series of posts he made honoring his late friend and collaborator on Twitter today (March 15). 

Before any of them enjoyed national acclaim Snoop Dogg, Nate Dogg and Warren G formed the group 213, a nod to the-then area code of their hometown of Long Beach, California. 

After Nate Dogg rose to prominence through his appearance on Snoop Dogg’s “Ain’t No Fun,” among other selections, Nate Dogg became a national star when he collaborated with Warren G on the 1994 hit single “Regulate.” 

#pals #gfunk #213 #dpg the game will never be the same. ?? I love and miss you,” Warren G writes on Instagram accompanying a photo of his late friend.

Xzibit, who collaborated with Nate Dogg on Snoop Dogg’s 1999 single “Bitch Please,” was a part of Nate Dogg’s funeral service. The singer died due to complications from a series of strokes.

“I cannot say enough about the late great #NateDogg!” Xzibit writes on Instagram today. “This photo was sent to me, it’s a photo of @snoopdogg speaking at the funeral, I was asked to be a pallbearer by his mother and family. I was close to Nate but never as close as 213 and the LBC car, so for that I say thank you for allowing me to be part of his life at this dark time for everyone involved. I was about to speak and was trying to gather my thoughts and not break down, in order to speak to the greatness and legendary status of Nathaniel Hale aka #NateDogg. I can honestly say it’s been 5 years but it still feels fresh and like it happened yesterday. Brother Nate we miss you and love you. When you passed it felt like part of the coast passed with you. You will be missed. Forever. Rest In Power. #NateDogg August 16th, 1969-March 15th, 2011.”

In addition to being one of Rap’s go-to singers for hooks and collaborations, Nate Dogg released his G-Funk Classics Vol. 1 & 2 album on his own Dogg Foundation Records in 1998.

#pals #gfunk #213 #dpg the game will never be the same. ?? I love and miss you

A photo posted by Warren G (@warreng) on

I cannot say enough about the late great #NateDogg! This photo was sent to me, it's a photo of @snoopdogg speaking at the funeral, I was asked to be a pallbearer by his mother and family. I was close to Nate but never as close as 213 and the LBC car, so for that I say thank you for allowing me to be part of his life at this dark time for everyone involved. I was about to speak and was trying to gather my thoughts and not break down, in order to speak to the greatness and legendary status of Nathaniel Hale aka #NateDogg. I can honestly say it's been 5 years but it still feels fresh and like it happened yesterday. Brother Nate we miss you and love you. When you passed it felt like part of the coast passed with you. You will be missed. Forever. Rest In Power. #NateDogg August 16th, 1969-March 15th, 2011.

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