4.5.2011

Nate Dogg’s Sons Pursue Rap Careers

Music runs in Nate Dogg’s family. The late G-Funk pioneer’s two sons are trying to launch their own hip-hop careers, with 15-year-old Naijiel and 18-year-old Lil Nate writing rhymes and planning to collaborate with their father’s West Coast peers including Game, DJ Quik, and “Uncle Snoop.”

While still mourning the loss of their pops, the teens explained why they’re going full steam ahead with their musical aspirations. “Like father, like son, you know?” Lil Nate told TMZ, reflecting on how he kept his rhyme skills under wraps from his dad. “I don’t think he heard none of my stuff. I don’t think he would have liked it. He didn’t like me cussin’ too much.”

Listen to Lil Nate spit some bars and explain why the brothers want to follow in their father’s footsteps.