#2. The Death of Nate Dogg

Date: March 15

On March 15, hip-hop lost one of its most legendary crooners when Nathaniel “Nate Dogg” Hale passed away of congestive heart failure. One of the driving forces behind the emergence of West Coast hip-hop in the 1990s, Nate Dogg sang classic hooks for the likes of Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, and many more. Nate had survived strokes in both 2007 and 2008 before succumbing to complications of multiple strokes in March. Rest In Peace.