Oh No! Nate Dogg Readies New Album


Dogg is ready to drop his long-awaited solo

album, and — unsurprisingly — the King of Cameos

isn't going it alone. Some

of Nate's past collaborators — including Pharoahe

Monch, Kurupt, Jermaine Dupri, Ludacris, Dr. Dre and Snoop

Dogg — will rap along with the crooning O.G. on Music

& Me, which drops December 4, according to his

label, Elektra Records.


the tracks to Nate's gangstafied soul offerings will be

a roster of producers, including Bink, the Megahertz,

Mike City, Battlecat, Fredwreck and Dre's sometime beatmaking

accomplice Mel Man, the Elektra spokesperson said.

Nate's first

single, the bluesy "I Got Love," is already

getting airplay on a few radio stations and sounds almost

like a church testimonial. On the track, Nate reaffirms

that "ain't nobody tighter" than him when it

comes to singing, and he asserts that he has no love for

hoes, but does have an undying affinity for his homies

and the ghetto.

Although Nate

has built his career not from his own songs but by singing

hooks for everyone from Warren G — on the 1994 smash

"Regulate" — to his most current appearances

with Fabolous, Mariah Carey and Brian McKnight, Music

& Me is actually not his first album.

He released

the double CD G-Funk Classics, Vol. 1 & 2 in

1998 on his independent label, Breakaway Records. That

LP spawned the underground hits "Never Leave Me Alone,"

which featured Snoop Dogg, and "Me and My Homies,"

which featured Tupac Shakur.