Warren G has released a tribute to Nate Dogg, the legendary hip-hop singer who passed away last month, aged 41. All proceeds from the single will benefit Nate Dogg’s family.

Long Beach rapper/producer Warren G recorded “This Is Dedicated To You”, as a heartfelt tribute to his lifelong friend and musical partner. The song, which features soul singer LaToiya Williams, finds Warren paying homage to Nate, reflecting on the late G-Funk pioneer’s legacy, envisioning how the world will be without his presence. “A true artist indeed, you made your own lane / All these albums we drop will never be the same / Without your voice on ‘em / I’m thinkin’ that’s the key / Choked up, smoked out, riding to these melodies,” he raps.

Nate Dogg, real name Nathaniel Hale, began his career as a rap trio in Long Beach called 213 (Snoop Dogg, Nate Dogg and Warren G ) in the early 1990s. With one of the most distinct voices in hip-hop, he exploded onto the music scene as Warren G’s partner-in-crime on the hit “Regulate.”

AUDIO: Warren G – “This Is Dedicated To You” (feat. LaToiya Williams)

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