Sad news. Nathaniel D. Hale, best known in the music industry as Nate Dogg, has passed away… As of this post, the cause of his death hasn’t been revealed. However, Hale had suffered two strokes in previous years… one in 2007 and another in 2008. The news was initially reported by Long Beach, Calif. newspaper the Press-Telegram.
The Long Beach native made a name for himself in the rap game on Dr. Dre’s classic album The Chronic followed by a breakthrough performance alongside Warren G on the smash record “Regulate.” Nate went on to release numerous solo albums including G-Funk Classics Vol. 1 & 2 followed up in late 2001 with Music & Me and the latest self-titled solo album Nate Dogg.My thoughts and prayers are with his family, friends and fans. His peers in the industry expressed their shock at his untimely demise on Twitter: (more…)
This is a sneak peek of Erykah Badu’s photo shoot from the June/July issue of Vibe magazine. I love me some Erykah! Her new album, New Amerykah Part Two (Return of the Ankh) is out now. She recently gave an interview where she says that infidelity is not a deal breaker for her in relationships. I find that really brave. I am definitely not capable of such benevolence. But my question is, if that’s not a problem, why does she seem to have a hard time keeping a man? Men are such difficult creatures to understand…
Erykah On raising three kids as a single mother
No one chooses to raise children alone. When you’re in a relationship you want it to work. My parents did, I did. But we are not taught how to make it work. We don’t know how to perform in relationships. I did Math, Science, English but we weren’t taught about human interaction, about relations with the opposite sex.” (more…)