(From left) Nate Dogg, Snoop Dogg, Warren G. (Anthony Mandler)

Snoop Dogg, once the other young rapper who helped launch Dre’s debut, tweeted that he’d first met Hale when they were sophomores in high school. Hales cause of death is still unknown, but he’d battled serious health issues recently, most notable among them a 2008 stroke.

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So today’s morning music comes to you in the form of “Regulate,”Hale’s Grammy-nominated 1994 collaboration with Warren G: