Nate 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.
Supplying 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.