Nathaniel Dwayne Hale was American singer, rapper, writer and actor; he became popular to audience with nickname Nate Dogg. Unfortunately, Nate passed away in 2011, when he was 41 years old.

Nate began his career very early; he had his first performance with only 11 years. His love for rap music was not a surprise for his family, as his parents were also engaged in music. In addition to music gifts, Nate revealed numerous talents during his lifetime. As a teenager, he began his acting career; he played in theater, beside this he also acted in popular comedy ‘Dude’.

Beside acting and music, Nate loved literature, he read a lot, and decided to write a book about his life. In the book ‘My life’ he talked about his private life, music, career, but he also wrote about the dangerous situations he experienced during his lifetime.

It’s no secret that Nate had problems with the law, he was arrested several times, and he was even in house detention. Nate honestly talked about these events; he even admitted that he was having mental and health problems.

In addition to these situations, Nate was openly talking about the legalization of marijuana, especially when he had health problems. Nate admitted in 2002, in live TV show, that he is using marijuana for years and that marijuana helped him cure many health problems.

Special attention was drawn to his private life, Nate had numerous romances and short emotional relationships, many former girls accused him of abusing them. His private life was very turbulent and dangerous.

Early life

Nate was born in Clarksdale, Mississippi, where he spent his childhood with his parents. His father was a musician, he played guitar, but he had a completely different style from Nate. Although Nate began his career as a rapper, his father played blues and jazz.

In addition to his father, his mother also played music, but also had great interests in acting. She was a member of the theater, and she had a lot of roles in performances, she appeared in several films and commercials.

His parents met very early, Nate said that they were married when they were teenagers and that his mother was only 19 years old when she gave birth to her first child.

When Nate was 12, his parents divorced, and Nate, along with his mother, continued his life in Los Angeles. Nate admits that it was very difficult for him when his parents decided to divorce him, he was a teenager and could not understand such a decision. He admits that for years he blamed his mother, he could not understand why his father had left. When he was 13 years old, Nate had first problems with the law, and the great influence on him and his behavior had the divorce of his parents.

The first year in Los Angeles was very difficult for him, he did not want to go to school, had no friends, and tried several times to escape from the house. A major change occurred when he learned of his mother’s problems. His mother left her husband because she had suffered violence and abuse for years. She confessed to her son that her father had been harassing her for years, hiding her injuries, and was embarrassed to confess to these situations. She also confessed to him that his father had another wife and that he had seen her for years, even suspecting that he had another child.

Nate was desperate, he could not believe in her price, but soon realized that his mother was telling the truth.

Nate admits that his mother had a great influence on his life, she always encouraged him and told him that he must be persistent and believe in himself. After learning about his mother’s hard life, Nate decides to obey every contact with her father. There were many situations when his father came to Los Angeles but Nate never wanted to see or talk with him.

After 5 years, his mother married again and Nate continued to live with her mother for another 2 years, after which she makes a decision on her initial independent life and focuses on her career.

After 3 years, it turned out that coming to Los Angeles was a very good idea. The great city opened numerous opportunities, and enabled Nate to develop and perfect his talent. Los Angeles is home to most of Nate’s family, his closest relative, Snoop Dogg, is now one of the greatest rappers and musicians around the world.

In addition, Nate has had many friends who have become famous all over the world today and have made great strides.

When he was 17 years old, Nate was expelled from the school, due to problems with the law, then left the house and decided to spend a year in the army. His mother believed this was a good idea, and she thought that this would help him to change his behavior. In an interview for People Magazine, Nate discovered that he had applied to the army because he loved his homeland, and because he wanted to see how to be a real man.


Nate began his career in 1991, then together with his relatives Snop Dogg and Warren G founded rap band 213. His first musical steps began with this band; unfortunately, Snop Dogg got the greatest fame, shortly after the breakup of the band started independent his career and he had the hottest rep songs.

After the breakup of the band, Nate decides to make a short break, but very soon begins an independent musical career. He had his first serious appearance on the album The Chronic, where together with the famous hip hop artist recorded Death Row song. After this song, everything changed for Nate, very soon became known to the American audience.

Together with her cousin Snoop Dogg, she recorded Doggystyle. Nate recorded two songs on this album, but wrote most of the lyrics and began producing for the first time.

In 1995, Nate released its first song ‘Regulate’, this song was successful and was in the first place in all radio stations. Nate has worked with many popular performers and artists, especially we should emphasize his collaboration with 2Pac.

In 2004, Nate released his first album, Nate Dogg. Unfortunately, this album did not meet his expectations and was not successful.

Nate remained famous for his collaboration with numerous artists, so he topped the Billboard List 13 times, and the most famous songs were: ’21 Guestion ‘by 50 Cent,’ All About U ‘by 2Pac,’ Till I Colapse ‘by Eminem …

Personal life

Nate had a very turbulent private life, he had numerous Romance and short emotional relationships. In addition, he had major problems with the law, and spent three years in prison. He had many health problems, and in 2011 he had two strokes that caused his death. Nate has two children, his eldest son is now 24 years old and is engaged in music. He is known by the nickname ‘Lil Nate Dogg’ and has so far recorded one album, while his younger son is engaged in football.

Nate was arrested several times for possessing marijuana, but he was never in jail for this crime. He openly said that marijuana is not harmful and should be legalized. Once he was arrested for speeding, which jeopardized the lives of other participants in the traffic, he admitted that he was under the influence of alcohol and drugs, but was willing to pay bail and so he was released from prison.

His former girlfriend, Marie Robinson, accused him of having kidnapping her and burning her mother’s house and her car, Nate admitted this offense and spent three years in jail. In addition to this case, Nate was charged by his former wife that he kidnapped their child.

Quick Summary

Full name: Nathaniel Dwayne Hale

Date of birth: May 27, 1969

Birthplace: Clarksdale, Mississippi, United States of America

Age: Died at 41

Profession: Musician

Height: 187 cm

Weight: 95 kg

Net Worth: $ 15 million