American rapper who originally rose to prominence through his association with Tupac Shakur and released solo albums like 2001's Big Syke Daddy. He was found dead from "natural causes" at his home in Hawthorne, California in December 2016.
He joined the rap group Evil Mind Gangstas with rappers Domino and Mental illness in the early 90's.
He was featured on several tracks from Tupac Shakur's album All Eyez on Me, including "Picture Me Rollin'", "When We Ride", and "Check Out Time."
His real name was Tyruss Himes.
Nate Dogg is featured on his 2002 album Big Skye.