A Video Obituary for Nate Dogg

A Video Obituary for Nate Dogg

Brow Beat
Slate's Culture Blog
March 21 2011 5:50 PM

A Video Obituary for Nate Dogg

From hip-hop commentator Jay Smooth, a thoughtful appreciation for Nate Dogg, the hook man par excellence who died last week at the age of 41. Smooth calls Nate Dogg the Mariano Rivera of hip-hop: He had a very specific talent, but he was the best at what he did and he was at the top of his game year after year. Smooth also takes care to note the dark side of Nate Dogg's ability, i.e. his knack for getting you to sing along blithely as he makes wildly offensive comments about women. Take a look:

Advertisement
Follow  Brow Beat on Twitter . For more  culture coverage, like  Slate  Culture  on Facebook.

John Swansburg is Slate's deputy editor.

  News & Politics
Politics
March 31 2015 5:00 AM How the Founder of the Fugees Became a Big-Time Political Donor Without Anyone Knowing The musical artist chose to fund a super PAC through opaque, legal, and increasingly popular means.
  Slate Plus
Working
March 30 2015 11:32 AM The “How Does a U.N. Official Work?” Transcript What’s it like to manage the U.N.’s Ebola response? Read a transcript of Adam Davidson’s conversation with the assistant secretary-general for field support.