G-Funk Era Hoody by Chris Piascik - Recently the rapper Nate Dogg died at just 41. When I was a kid I couldn’t get enough of the West Coast, Death Row rap scene. Nate Dogg was a big part of that and helped shape the sound from early on. That style of hip hop was often referred to as G-Funk. The ‘G’ is for ‘Gangsta,’ duh.
On March 15, 2011, Snoop Dogg (along with fans everywhere) mourned the loss of one of his best friends and collaborators, Nate Dogg. The world lost a great talent when Nate Dogg passed away at the age of 41 due to complications from multiple strokes.