Despite rumours that Nate Dogg would be performing via hologram at the 2012 Coachella festival during the West Coast tribute performance, this was sadly never made a reality. His rap career began in 1991 with rap group 213, with whom the four time Grammy nominee was a big part of the West Coast G-Funk movement. He went on to release three successful solo albums, as well as his many hit collaborations. These included Warren G’s “Regulate”, Dre and Snoop’s “The Next Episode”, Ludacris’ “Area Codes” and Eminem’s “Shake That”. After years of progressively bad health, Nate Dogg died at age 41 on March 16, 2011 after complications from multiple strokes. His close high school friend Snoop Dogg expressed his sorrow for the loss of Nate Dogg in his documentary film Reincarnated last year.