Nathaniel Dwayne Hale (born August 19, 1969 in Clarksdale, Mississippi), better known by his stage name Nate Dogg, is a Grammy-nominated American singer and occasional rapper. Raised in Long Beach, California he formed the rap group 213 with his cousin Snoop Dogg and friend Warren G, and was soon signed to Death Row Records along with Snoop Dogg. He made his debut on Dr. Dre's 1992 album, The Chronic. Singing in what would later become his trademark style, he was well-received by fans and critics alike, and in 1994 he produced his first hit single "Regulate" with Warren G. Nate Dogg released his debut album under Breakaway Records in 1998 after a tumultuous time at Death Row Records. The double album was titled G-Funk Classics Vol. 1 & 2 and was followed up in 2001 with Music & Me on Elektra Records, 2002's Essentials and 2003's Nate Dogg. Recently he was featured on the hit single 'Shake That' from Eminem's fifth studio album Curtain Call.