West coast rap star Nate Dogg, best known for the soulful baritone he employed on jams like "Regulate," "Lay Low" and "I Got Love," has died of unknown causes at the age of 41.


The rapper (born Nathaniel Hale) previously suffered two strokes in 2007 and 2008. He had been in recovery therapy up until his death, according to longtime collaborator Warren G.


To play him out, here's Metro's favorite Nate Dogg appearance, on "Regulate." The rhythm is the bass and the bass is the treble.


(Via Gawker)