Nate Dogg was an artist that everyone enjoyed working with, and it was evident by his many features over the course of his career. He was on records from all across the country but on many artist songs from his native California. We lost Nate Dogg in 2011 but the music lives on. So here’s our Top Ten: Best of Nate Dogg Features.
Snoop Dogg f. Nate Dogg & Xzibit – Bitch Please
It’s so much to say about this song here. Standout verses from Snoop Dogg and Xzibit and a very vulgar but memorable hook. The beat is amazing and produced by Dr. Dre but it was a small part towards the end of the song where Nate Dogg came in smoothly singing: “Ayo, Ayo, Ayo, you don’t wanna step with me, still claiming DPG, til the D.I.E.‘ that was the highlight of the record for me.
Shade Shiest f. Nate Dogg and Kurupt – Where I Wanna Be
A song that was telling us all the way back then to enjoy your life with those around you, ‘Where I Wanna Be‘ is one of those songs that could played at BBQs across the country. Shade Shiest started things off and Nate Dogg and Kurupt finished it up. The hook on this one definitely one of my favorites from Nate Dogg with him singing: ‘This is where I wanna be, right here with my loved ones, smoking on some weed, if you got chronic won’t light it up.‘
Obie Trice f. Nate Dogg – The Setup
The production on this one is amazing to say the least thanks to Dr. Dre himself. Obie Trice supplied a wonderful telling story about a chick that was beautiful and cool but only there to set up someone to get robbed. Nate Dogg came in to give a very colorful and story on the hook himself that just tied the song all together.
Mos Def f. Pharoahe Monch & Nate Dogg – Oh No
Featured on Lyricist Lounge Vol. 2, Mos Def and Pharoahe Monch gave this incredibly produced record incredible bars. Nate Dogg’s smooth delivery on the hook was exactly what the track needed with two bullies on the mic. It’s a very slept on track but hit the charts when the compilation album was released.
Fabolous f. Nate Dogg – Can’t Deny It
If you weren’t from New York, you probably didn’t of hear of Fabolous prior to this record. But securing the feature with Nate Dogg, F-A-B-O secured his first Top 100 Hit with ‘Can’t Deny It‘. With Fab, using punchlines and metaphors to flow his way thru the track, it was Nate Dogg’s smooth delivery on the hook that once again made this a commercially successful song,
50 Cent f. Nate Dogg – 21 Questions
While 50 Cent was questioning the women in his life about whether she’d be down for him, Nate Dogg supplied a smooth hook to give balance to the track. It’s one of 50’s biggest hits today, and it wouldn’t be possible without Nate Dogg.
Ludacris f. Nate Dogg – Area Codes
One of my favorite Nate Dogg hooks here, he supplied the Ludacris record with exactly what it needed, balance. As Luda rapped about his many women in different states, Nate Dogg, as only Nate Dogg could, sung about having many women in such an elegant way that you forgot what the song was actually about for a minute.
Dr. Dre f. Snoop Dogg & Nate Dogg – The Next Episode
With Dr. Dre returning with his first album since ‘The Chronic’ he got back with his main man Snoop and delivered a classic with ‘The Next Episode‘. But if you don’t remember anything from this record, you remember the line when Nate Dogg said at the end of the song: ‘Smoke weed everyday!‘
Eminem f. Nate Dogg – Til I Collapse
Eminem delivered one of his standout records with ‘Til I Collapse‘. With Nate Dogg supplying the hook, Shady did what Shady do best, gave the beat bar after bar after bar. This song is definitely get hyped in the gym music.
Warren G f. Nate Dogg – Regulate
Featured on the ‘Above The Rim‘ soundtrack, Warren G and Nate Dogg probably created their greatest song ever and one of the best in Hip Hop History. The smoothly crafted a story about live in LA where they went in-and-out almost seamlessly. If you are a hip hop fan and don’t know this song, you gotta do some history.
There you have it folks, the Top Ten: Best of Nate Dogg Features. If you have any comments or feel I may have missed something, comment below and let me know. Until next time but You’re Probably Not Going To Read This anyway.