As promised last week, Warren G is paying tribute to his fallen friend Nate Dogg, via a dedication track titled “This Is Dedicated To You”, which features singer LaToiya Williams.
The cut, which was previously released as a snippet, has the Long Beach rapper reflecting on visiting Nate in the hospital before his death.
On the track, he spits: “Reminiscing memories on my way to visit you in therapy, hoping God make it clear to me / On what the plan is, this dirty game is hella scandalous / So this right here, is dedicated to Nate.”
As the track continues, Warren G acknowledges the difficulties in continuing on without his longtime friend around, and admitting that he thought about quitting hip-hop for good.
“Regulatin’ the era, standing side by side and we down for whatever / Was the days of the past, now I’m looking to the future like / I don’t want to do music / But I gotta keep it crackin’ / It’s a challenge when your homie’s talent hangin’ in the balance,” he raps.
The track comes a little over a month since the shocking death of legendary West Coast singer Nate Dogg, who passed at 41 years old from complications of multiple strokes he suffered in 2007 and 2008.
Listen to the track below, and/or download it over at iTunes.
Warren G and Nate Dogg grew up together, and in 1994, broke into the music business with their smash single, “Regulate”, which later received a Grammy nomination for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group.