Published On: Sat, Mar 26th, 2011

Doggs 4 Life: Snoop Dogg Inks a Tattoo of Nate Dogg

Finally, a rap tattoo worth respecting (you know what I’m talking about). In light of hip-hop’s loss of Nathaniel “Nate Dogg” Hale earlier this month, long-time friend and collaborator Snoop Dogg paid tribute to his deceased friend by imprinting his image on himself forever yesterday (Saturday March 26th). Here’s what Snoop tweeted:

“Tha tattoo u been waitin 2 c. My bro Nate Dogg by @Misterctoons.”

You have to respect it–he and Snoop go way back to high school and the 213 days with Warren G. In hip-hop terms, that makes them practically blood, at least from what I’ve gathered over the years from the West Coast culture. Rest in Peace Nate (and please, no one make a dumbass comment with “Smoke Weed Everydaaaaaaaaaaay).

That aside, Snoop drops his long anticipated album The Doggumentary this coming Tuesday (March 29th). Here’s the tat:

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