News: Game Unleashes Nate Dogg "Heaven" Tribute [Audio]
Thursday, Mar 17, 2011 5:23PM
West Coast rapper Game paid homage to Nate Dogg just 48 hours after the hip-hop veteran passed away at the age of 41 by releasing a new record called "All Doggs Go To Heaven.".
Game unleashed the track Thursday (March 17) evening.
Shortly after Nate Dogg's unexpected passing, Game pours out a little liquor for the fallen G-Funk pioneer on "All Doggs Go to Heaven (R.I.P. Nate Dogg)." On the emotional cut, the Compton rapper recalls some of his most cherished moments with Nate, while snippets from his famous hooks are sprinkled throughout the chorus. Listen to Game bare his soul on the heartfelt tribute. (Rap-Up)
Prior to the song's release, Game hit up his Twitter page to speak on Nate's legacy.
"All Dogg's go to HEAVEN.," he tweeted March 16th.
"This one hit home. NATE was just one of those people you don't expect to hear about passing, so it makes it 10 x harder to accept."
"Nate Dogg - 2Pac - Eazy E - I wonder if HEAVEN gotta westside ? The city of #LostAngels is in tears." (Game's Twitter)
The rapper also released a statement speaking on his relationship with Nate.
"We lost a great peer in the business. I will always remember the time I spent in the studio with him. He was very encouraging and professional. I will miss his voice, presence and advice. He's a part of hip-hop's rich history. My heart and condolences goes out to his family." (E! Online)
While an official cause of death has not yet been revealed, Dogg's family believes it was in relation to medical complications.
Nate Dogg's family believes the singer's death was caused by complications stemming from the two strokes he suffered over the past couple of years ... this according to the singer's close friend andmanager Rod McGrew. McGrew tells TMZ ... Nate's death was unexpected ... since he was making significant progress in his recovery from the most recent stroke he suffered in 2008. According to McGrew ... Nate was "95% recovered from the first stroke in 2007" ... when the second stroke occurred in 2008 ... leaving Nate partially paralyzed and causing partial memory loss. But McGrew says Nate had "cognitively fully recovered" -- meaning he got his memory back and was fully alert and aware all the way up to his final days. (TMZ)
Check out Game's "All Doggs Go To Heaven" down below: