Nate's second album Music & Me features guest appearances by: Ludacris, Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, and Xhibit, amongst others.
Nate plays himself in the Chris Rock Hit Comedy Head Of State.
Nate's tour bus was stopped by police near Kingman, Arizona for going 85 mph in a 75 mph zone. A search of the bus revealed marijuana, drug paraphernalia, and stolen firearms. He was arrested and later freed on $3,500.00 bail.
Nate plead guilty to posession of an unmarked firearm and sentenced to three years of probation plus a thousand dollar fine in August, 2001. The initial charges of: arson, kidnapping, battery, terroristic threats, and domestic abuse were dropped when his ex-girlfriend refused to testify against her baby's father.
Nate is nicknamed the soulman of G-Funk.
Nate has added music to the following movie soundtracks: Robots, Above The Rim, Are We There Yet?, Coach Carter, and Glitter.
Nate appeared on the celebrity edition of the gameshow The Weakest Link in 2002.
Nate owns his own record label titled Dogg Pound Foundation Records.
Nate appears in the music video for Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg's 'The Next Episode' in 1999, and in 50 Cent's '21 Questions' in 2002.
Nate released his debut album under Breakaway Records in 1998, after a turbulent time at Death Row Records. The double album was titled G-Funk Classics Vol. 1 & 2.
Nate produced his first single with Warren G, 'Regulate'.
Nate made his first appearance on an album on Dr Dre's The Chronic in 1992, he went on to sign with Death Row Records in 1993.
Nate is known for his smooth, melodic voice, and as one of the few hip-hop artists that harmonizes his vocals, instead of rapping them.
Nate has always enjoyed singing, in the shower, in class, for family, anywhere he could...he would start to sing.
Nate started singing as a young boy in the New Hope Trinity Baptist Church choir in Clarkesdale, Mississippi. His father Daniel Lee Hale was the Pastor.
Nate was born Nathaniel Dawayne Hale on August 19, 1969 in Clarksdale, Mississippi.
Nate dropped out of high school at age 16, to enter the United States Marine Corps, he served three years before receiving a dishonorable discharge.
Nate hooked up with his cousin Snoop Dogg and the two partnered with their friend Warren G to form the group 213. The three men were all in the 'Rollin 20 Crips' gang from Los Angeles.
Nate: There's no telling where I would be if I didn't know how to do this music thing. Sometimes I would be about to lose my mind and want to knock somebody in the head or something, then I could hear a song and just chill out. It calms the savage beast.
Nate: You've got to bring love into your music, if you can't feel it, then nobody else will feel it.