Nate Dogg In Therapy: 'He can lift his head'
(AllHipHop News) Long beach singer Nate Dogg is recovering from a stroke and doing well in therapy, according to childhood friend and longtime collaborator, Warren G. Nate Dogg, born Nathaniel Hale has suffered two strokes since January of 2008.
The strokes left the Grammy-nominated singer partially paralyzed and he was also using an assisted breathing tube, to make breathing easier.
"He’s in therapy getting himself together, that’s all I can tell people," Warren G. told HardKnock.tv. "I see him any and every time I want to. It’s hard when you have somebody that got two strokes, usually the person don’t make it. But he’s strong. He’s getting good therapy and he’s pulling out of it.”
According to Warren G., Nate Dogg was relearning to use basic human functions and that he “can lift his head up.”
“It’s hard when you first have a stroke, you got to learn everything over again, Warren G. stated. “It’s like you’re a baby again. You gotta learn everything.”
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Audio: "100 Miles N Runnin'" by Warren G & Nate Dogg
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Fresh album from 2-1 street, The G Files drops on the 29th of September, produced completely by Warren G himself.
Warren G On Nate Dogg's Stroke Recovery
Warren G recently spoke to HipHopWired about the status of his homeboy Nate Dogg who suffered several strokes over the past few years and was close to death several times. While no one in the Dogg Pound Gang has talked publicly about the tragedy, Warren said,
“He is recovering. He had two strokes. The recovery right now is slow but he is improving. I'm the only person that has seen him so far but he's doing good. He's recovering slowly but him having two strokes was deadly so it's a slow process.”
He also spoke of Nate's physical therapy process and him learning to talk and walk again, adding,
“Well you know with recovery like that, you gotta go through therapy and learn how to walk and all kind of stuff again so that's part of the therapy when having a stroke so that's' what it is. He has to go through a lot of therapy. It's a slow process but he's progressing.”
Warren will also be releasing his new album The G-Files on September 29th. The project features the new single “Swagger Rich” with the third member of 213, Snoop Dogg. The album will also include Nate D. O. Double G on the track “100 Miles & Runnin'” along with Raekwon. Going in a whole different direction from the N.W.A. classic, Warren also discussed the track and clarified that although Nate's on the hook, the song isn't dated.
“Nah those vocals weren't old. The vocals aren't old or the beat. None of that is old. That was done maybe like a year ago maybe, that ain't old. Maybe a year and a half. Right before he had the stroke, we did about 8-10 songs where he just did hooks and he was like whatever you want to use, go ahead. The record is definitely not old. It's a great record and Raekwon did his thing over a West coast track and he sounds incredible. Nate is always incredible on a track and the game needs that. We need his voice back in the game and I'm putting it down for him right now with that record. So people can hear that and be like ‘Damn, that's what we've been missing.' That's what we need from the West because he is one of the niggas that was helping the artist here by his hooks and his voice. But “100 Miles & Runnin'” is a totally different thing from the N.W.A. record. Ours is just talking about how we roll.”
The G-Files will also include collaborations with Ray J and RBX.
Warren G Walks Free of Dope Charge
The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office has dropped drug charges against Long Beach rapper Warren G according to reports.
The rapper set the record straight about reports of his recent arrest in an exclusive interview with AllHipHop.com.
Warren G., born Warren Griffin, was arrested in Hollywood around 2:00 am on Sunday (June 8). The driver of the car, Ryan Butler, was stopped for allegedly running a red light. Officers found Butler was driving with an expired license and upon searching the vehicle, Los Angeles police officers discovered an undetermined amount of marijuana and cash in the trunk of the vehicle.
“I was a passenger, I wasn’t driving," Warren G. told AllHipHop.com. "And we didn’t run a red light. We just happened to be in a long line of traffic on Hollywood Boulevard and got caught in the intersection. The whole thing was bogus."
When Warren, as the passenger, was unable to provide officers with details about the origins or ownership of the drugs, both he and Butler, 29, were taken into custody and charged with possession of marijuana with intent to sell. They were released approximately eight hours later on $20,000 bail each. Warren G. is set to appear in court on July 3 to face the charges associated with the arrest.
“From what I’m hearing, what they said at the police station, it wasn’t even an ounce,” Warren G. revealed to AllHipHop.com. “They basically was just f**king with me because I’m Warren G. and they just wanted to get the publicity for arresting me.”
The Grammy-nominated is currently working on his sixth solo album, The G Files which is due out in September.
He expressed disappointed at the local media’s eagerness to report negative incident, one of the few in his 20-year-career.
“It’s not right,” Warren lamented. “They haven’t looked at the positive things that I do, like going down and talking to the kids in gang prevention programs. They don’t look at the things I do, like going down to the juvenile halls and talking to the kids. I do a lot of positive things. So for them to even say that I had marijuana is bogus. I could see if I had done something, but I didn’t do nothing.”
Warren G.’s current project is the Warren G Music Studio and Learning Center, a new program he is establishing with the city of Long Beach.
The facility will serve as an alternative to the loss of music curriculums in many area schools.
The Center will be housed in a space donated by the city of Long Beach, which will provide students the resources to not only master the instruments of their choice, but to also learn about production and the various career opportunities in the entertainment industry.
“I’m trying to get involved with the schools, ‘cause they’re cutting a lot of the music programs,” Warren G. told AllHipHop.com. “So I wanted to be able to open up the doors so kids can come and learn the saxophone or the piano, or learn to engineer and learn Pro-Tools. You know, or learn about being a manager, learn about publishing. Just anything you would want to know about music.”
An opening date for the center will be determined once Warren G. and Long Beach officials have settled on a location.
The first single from Warren G.'s upcoming album The G Files is titled “Ring Tone.”
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West Fest Tour Schedule
Big Snoop Dogg and Dubcnn have teamed up to present the West Fest tour taking place this June. The West Fest will be visiting cities throughout the west coast in California, Oregon, Washington, and Canada. Artists on the bill include Tha Dogg Pound (Daz, Kurupt), Westurn Union (Soopafly, Bad Lucc, Damani), Warzone (Goldie Loc, MC Eiht, Kam), Mistah F.A.B., Warren G, and other special guests.
Check Dubcnn for the latest announcements and updates regarding the West Fest tour.
Warren G Arrested for Narcotis with Intent to Sell
Long Beach G-funk rapper/producer, Warren G and associate were arrested by L.A.P.D. for possession of marijuana with intent to distribute.
Real name Warren Griffin III, and his associate-driver, Ryan Butler were pulled to the curb for running a red light around 2am Sunday morning [08-06-08] in Hollywood, California. Upon police search they found a large quantity of marijuana and subsequently both were arrested for possession of narcotics with intent to sell
Griffen and Butler posted $20,000 bail each and were released that morning. Another bullshit dope case. See homeboy Snoop for advice.