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 publically 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 ‘Da^n, that’s what we’ve been missing.’ That’s what we need from the West because he is one of the ni**as that was helping the artist here by his hooks and his voice. But “100 Miles & Runnin’” is a totally different thing from the NWA record. Ours is just talking about how we roll.”
The G-Files will also include collaborations with Ray J and RBX. Stay tuned to HipHopWired for our upcoming feature with The G-Child.