Snoop Dogg, The Game At Nate Dogg Funeral
Tearful rappers remember their friend…
Family, friends and fans came together to remember the Regulate singer, who died on 15 March after complications from multiple strokes, aged 41.
Snoop spoke at the eulogy and paid tribute to his friend’s caring nature. "1986, Poly High School, that's where we connected for the first time," he told the crowd. "We didn't know each other, but the music connected us. We built a brotherhood, a friendship.
"He was a loving caring individual," Snoop continued. "If you listen to his music, he took church melodies and flipped it with hip-hop. I'm so honoured, so happy that you gave me the opportunity, God, to know Nate Dogg. I want to stand here and cry, but I have to have the strength for you Nate Dogg. It's 213, DPG for life."
Warren G also remembered his friend. “It hurts me so much to see this,” he said, looking at the casket. “We been through a whole lot and that was my dog. He stayed down with me from the bottom to the top. I didn't ever think I would have to sit at a funeral for one of my dogs. All I can say is that was my friend, me him and Snoop was 213 from the balls to the walls. The music industry lost an incredible artist.”
Others who spoke at the memorial included Xzibit and Kurupt, who tearfully recalled that Nate was a father figure to him.
As previously stated on MTV, Snoop has set up a trust fund for the West Coast singer’s children.