Snoop Lion Recalls Meeting Nate Dogg In Footage From "Tattoo Stories"

posted Wednesday August 21 ,2013 at 01:00PM CDT | 14 comments

Snoop Lion Recalls Meeting Nate Dogg In Footage From

The artist formerly known as Snoop Dogg describes relationship with Nate Dogg in a 2011 tattoo session with Mr. Cartoon that was recently published.

After the passing of Nate Dogg in March 2011, Snoop Lion decided to get a tattoo of his longtime friend and frequent collaborator. Footage of Snoop's 2011 tattoo session with Mr. Cartoon was published yesterday (August 20) by Sanctioned TV as part of its "Tattoo Stories" series. In the video, Snoop talks about Nate Dogg's personality. 

"Nate Dogg was a party type of individual," Snoop says in the clip. "He loved to party. He loved to have fun. One thing that I know, he don't want his fans to be too sad for too long. Mourn his death, but at the same time, celebrate his life and celebrate his music. That's what he left us. That's what God gave him to give to us. His music is going to live on and on forever...Be thankful that we had Nate Dogg for as long as we had him for." 

Snoop also recalls the first day he met Nate Dogg in school.

"September 16, 1986, first day of Poly High School, we had science class together and we had P.E. in the seventh period, so I met him real quick," Snoop said. "First day of school, he was in the back of the class singing, him and a couple of other little dudes. I slid in the back, let them know who I was, 'My name is Snoop. I'm a rapper.' They was like, 'Go ahead, bust. Let me hear you bust.' So I hit the beat on the table and started bustin'. From that, we went on to seventh period P.E. and became friends and locked and loaded." 

Snoop and Nate Dogg collaborated throughout their careers. Some of those selections include "Never Leave Me Alone," "Friends," "Puppy Love," "Dogg Pound Gangstaville" and "Aint No Fun (If The Homies Cant Have None)." Together with Warren G, the trio made up 213. The group released their 2004 collection, The Hard Way, on TVT Records.  

Snoop's tattoo was done by acclaimed tattoo artist Mr. Cartoon. The footage of this session can be seen below. 

RELATED: Snoop Dogg Honors 213 Bandmate Nate Dogg With Memorial Tattoo

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  • Anonymous
    Snoop Zion looks like he AIDS.
  • EBK4
    NATE DOGGGGGGG!!!!
  • FREDDDYYY
    http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/8/8d/Nightmare3.jpg/220px-Nightmare3.jpg
  • Tim Dog
    Love this ninja Snoop Lion aka Snoop Doggy Dogg!!!
    • Anonymous
      its snoop dogg, fuck lion
  • Anonymous
    RIP BIG NATE DOGG, ONE ONE THE FUCKING BEST ON A HOOK NO DOUBT U 2013 KIDS GO LISTEN TO HIS RECORDS, FUCK DRAKE
  • Snoophater
    I thought Snoop sell-out said in an interview he didn't have tats becuz he was very afraid of needles.
    • Anonymous
      just like your'e post, u talk some bullshit
  • sxxx4
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lPBKtyE0X9U
  • sxxx4
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hZwsdW6TAl8
  • sxxx4
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9pv7GZN_sPM
  • Anonymous
    anyone seen Game's new tattoo? that nigga got another dead persons face tatted on him to go with his Eazy E, Dr. Dre, Nate Dogg, Malcolm X, Barrack Obama, Muhammad Ali, Aliyah and Lisa Left Eye, but this time he got Trayvon Martin tatted on him!
    • tha OG
      That nigga crazy but he make dope music
    • Anonymous
      50 just got a George Zimmerman tat on his ass.